In the News
October 4, 2001

Community initiative and generous
gift brought Penn State to Erie

The beautiful wooded campus of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, isa gift to the community from Mary Behrend, widow of Ernst Behrend, who founded the Hammermill Paper Co. in Erie in 1898. The Behrends lived on the grounds of the mill along Lake Erie until 1928, when they moved two miles south to the 400-acre Glenhill Farm, which overlooks the city of Erie. Today, the Glenhill Farm forms the core of Penn State Erie's 725 acres.

Vision plan includes
mail order option

National Vision Administrators (NVA) announced the immediate availability of a mail-order program for contact lens wearers.

Readership program
is a national model

Penn State students read more than 1.5 million local, regional and national newspapers this past year, securing the University's position as having the largest newspaper readership program at any university in the nation.

Graduate School plans
honors with 3 awards

Nominations are being sought for three University Graduate School awards.

University launches multi-year
'Creating Health' project

Outreach and Cooperative Extension will launch a multi-year health education and public service initiative this month. "Creating Health" will use multi-media and community outreach to deliver health education and resources to communities throughout Pennsylvania.

Old Main to illuminate
breast cancer awareness

Now through Oct. 15, Old Main on the University Park campus will be bathed in pink light to honor the thousands of women lost to breast cancer each year and the hundreds of thousands who are surviving.

Search begins for
director of state relations

The Office of Governmental Affairs is seeking someone for the position of director of state relations.

Heritage trees, groves
protect leafy past

Few American colleges or universities can boast of tree populations with the scope and diversity found on the University Park campus, so it's not surprising that many people in the University community consider a specific campus tree or grove their favorite.

Benefit dinner will transform
Café Laura into French bistro

For one night at least, Café Laura patrons might think they are in Paris instead of State College.

Videoconferencing a
convenient alternative to travel

Faculty and staff reluctant to travel long distances to conferences and meetings are reminded that there is an alternative to traveling outside of the area.