News in Brief
Penn State Intercom......April 12, 2001

Intercom schedule

With the end of spring semester approaching, Intercom is preparing to return to its summer publication schedule. Beginning with the April 26 issue, Intercom will publish every other week through the end of summer. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 23.

Publishing dates for the Intercom during the spring and summer follow:

Publication date Copy
April 19 April 11
April 26 April 18
May 10 May 2
May 24 May 16
June 7 May 30
June 21 June 13
July 12 July 3
July 26 July 18
Aug. 9 Aug. 1
Aug. 23 Aug. 15
Aug. 30 Aug. 22

All information for publication in Intercom should be sent in the body of an e-mail to by noon on the deadline day. Please note that the deadline for the July 12 issue is earlier than normal because of the July Fourth holiday.

Due to the volume of information received, hard copy or faxed material will not be accepted for publication unless the sender does not have access to e-mail. Due to space constraints, items will be published only once per semester. Events that take place on the same date that Intercom is published will not be included in that issue.

For a list of guidelines, check the Web. Go to and click on the link to guidelines.

Legal Research Seminar

The University Libraries will present a Legal Research Seminar from 10-11 a.m. April 13 in the Gateway Instructional Lab, 104 Pattee Library on the University Park campus.

Register by calling Andrew Sharp at (814) 865-9257 or e-mailing More information is available on the Web at

Deadline extended

The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity in the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity has extended the nomination deadline for membership for the 2001-2002 academic year. Nominations will be accepted until April 17.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the commission office, 311 Grange Building, University Park, or on the Web at For information, call Neill Johnson at (814) 863-0686.

Informational meeting

Joseph J. Kelly, executive director of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, will be on the University Park campus Tuesday morning, April 17, to conduct an inform ational meeting and to meet with faculty members individually.

Kelly will discuss the council and its grants programs in Room 102 Kern Building beginning at 9 a.m. Kelly also is accepting appointments from faculty members between 10 a.m. and noon to discuss specific proposals.

Faculty members interested in an individual consultation should call the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies at (814) 865-0495 or e-mail to request an appointment. Anyone planning to apply for a grant from the council or otherwise interested in its programs may attend.

LGBT awards reception

The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity will hold its annual awards reception at 3:30 p.m. April 17 in Bravo Room, Findlay Commons, on the University Park campus.

The event is open to all members of the University community. RSVP by April 13 to Kathy Putt by calling (814) 863-7696 or e-mailing

Scoop up Alumni Swirl plant2

The Penn State Alumni Association will introduce its new ice cream flavor at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the dedication of the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

Alumni Swirl, concocted by the Penn State Creamery, will be available in the Creamery store by the cone and half-gallon. The flavor is vanilla-based with crunchy Swiss mocha chips and a blueberry ribbon. The visual effect is blue and white, the University's colors.

Alumni Swirl will be served at future alumni functions.

Graduate school information

Penn State Harrisburg is holding a Graduate School Information Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the campus library.

The program is an opportunity for interested area residents to learn more about Penn State Harrisburg's 17 master's degree and two doctoral programs, all designed for the working adult.

For information, call (717) 948-6250 or e-mail

Alumni offices relocate

The Alumni Association has relocated its main offices to the new Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

The offices of The Penn Stater magazine, planning and business development, program development and enrichment, volunteer management and communications, in addition to the executive director's office, now are on the second and third floors of the new center. The Lion Ambassador office will be moved to the first floor.

Information systems and alumni data access and services remain located in Old Main and Brumbaugh Hall respectively.

Mail for staff in the new building should be addressed to "Hintz Family Alumni Center." Phone numbers remain the same.

For questions on the location of any Alumni Association office, call (814) 865-6516 or (800) 548-5466.

Nutrition study planned

Volunteers are being sought for a 12-week nutrition study on the effects on skin and health during menopause.

The research is being conducted by Penny M. Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition. Participants

must be willing to eat the snack foods provided for the study and undergo testing when necessary. The study runs from April 30 to July 27.

Those interested in the criteria for participating should call (814) 863-3168 and leave a message. Include name, phone number and the best time to be called.