In the News
September 13, 2001

Penn State Abington began as
a private, upscale, girls' finishing school

Abington's campus, once known as Ogontz, has belonged to Penn State for more than 50 years now, but for more than three decades another school occupied these grounds, and its history is a part of ours.

Plan to attend State of the
University Address on Sept. 21

President Graham B. Spanier will focus on some significant changes in the landscape of higher education in his annual State of the University address, set for Friday, Sept. 21.

EMS Dean Dutton
to retire in 2002

John A. Dutton, dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) since 1986, has announced plans to retire on June 30.

Starling will be honored as
Renaissance Woman of the Year

Martha Lewis "Marty" Starling of State College, well-known community volunteer, will be honored as the Renaissance Woman of the Year at the 25th annual Renaissance Scholarship Fund dinner, according to John M. Infield, president of the Renaissance Fund Board of Directors.

Interdisciplinary team
wins $1.2 million grant

A team of faculty members from the College of Engineering and the Eberly College of Science have won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

New protocol helps those
assisting victims of violence

Reducing the occurrence of violence against women on campus has been one of the University's top priorities for some time. Now, staff and faculty have a new resource to help them assist a victim of relationship, domestic or sexual violence.

Dickinson seeks
new dean

The University is seeking candidates for the position of dean of The Dickinson School of Law. The dean is the principal academic and chief executive officer of the school and reports directly to the executive vice president and provost.

Erie seeks provost
and dean

The University is seeking candidates for the position of provost and dean of Penn State Erie. The provost and dean serves as the chief executive officer and the principal academic leader of the campus college and reports directly to the executive vice president and provost.

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