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September 7, 2000......Volume 30, Issue 6

New library wired for future challenges
In 1983, when the Board of Trustees honored Penn State football Coach Joseph V. Paterno for leading the Nittany Lions to their first national football championship, he took advantage of his captive audience to promote a cause close to his heart -- Penn State's libraries. He urged the trustees to make Penn State number one in academics as well as athletics, saying, "You can't have a great university without a great library."

State of the University Address is tomorrow
President Graham B. Spanier will celebrate the University's many successes in what has been a year of record achievement, outline expanded collaborations and set the stage for the next decade during this year's State of the University Address.

Bank executive is Renaissance Man of the Year
The Renaissance Fund will honor Ralph J. Papa of State College, senior vice president and head of community banks for Mellon Bank N.A., at its annual dinner this fall. The dinner, which aims to raise scholarship funds for academically talented Penn State students who have great financial need, will be held Nov. 16 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, starting with a 6 p.m. reception.

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