In the News
April 5, 2001

Lake Perez dam reconstruction to use
an innovative reinforcement system

It's been more than a year since Lake Perez, the 72-acre recreational centerpiece of Stone Valley Recreation Area, was transformed from a watery, warm-weather playground into a parched moonscape.

Faculty Senate shows
support for Spanier

In late February, President Graham B. Spanier was absent from a University Faculty Senate meeting, obliged to appear before the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee to testify on behalf of Penn State's budget requests and face questions over recent controversial student-sponsored events on campus.

Quality Expo 2001
to be held April 12

If you're interested in the latest in electronic learning, programs aimed at enhancing the climate for diversity or student efforts to improve classroom learning, make plans to visit the University's Quality Expo on Thursday, April 12.

Streaming video makes class, lectures
a round-the-clock resource for students

Thanks to a high-tech approach, some faculty members have made one physics class much more than the same-old science. In fact, with the use of streaming video technology, the class known as "Physics 211, General Physics: Mechanics" has become a round-the-clock resource for students.

MBNA Career Services Center
one step closer to reality

The University celebrated a ceremonial ground-breaking April 3 for the new MBNA Career Services Center on the University Park campus. The new facility will bring all the programs and functions of Career Services under one roof, and will make the process of matching students and alumni with prospective employers easier and more efficient.

Director being sought for new
Social Science Research Institute

The University is seeking a distinguished senior scholar to be the inaugural director of the Social Science Research Institute, which will officially open at the University on July 1.