In the News
April 18, 2002

Spanier announces changes
in academic calendar

Two years of discussion and debate over Penn State's academic year calendar have culminated with President Graham B. Spanier's implementation of a calendar revision that will impact the number of instructional, examination and study days each fall semester.

Penn College continues longstanding tradition
of work-force technical training

In 1914, a small industrial shop at Williamsport High School began offering education and training programs to adults. By 1918, many of the students in those programs were disabled World War I veterans needing new skills to re-enter the work force.

Lindstrom named
special assistant
to the provost

In response to the need to lead a University-wide assessment, planning and implementation process,David Lindstrom has been appointed special assistant to the provost for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Report highlights University as national leader
in statewide economic development

A new book by Southern Growth Policies Board researchers spells out in detail the practices, policies and cultures relating to state and local economic development of 12 leading national universities, including Penn State. Innovation U.: New University Roles in a Knowledge Economy provides a detailed look at how some of the best universities in the nation are helping to build local and regional economies, according to Jim Clinton, Southern Growth's executive director.

Tuition task force, calendar
report head agenda

The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in 112 Kern Graduate Building, University Park.

Teamwork works for Abington artists
When you're an artist and one of your main goals is to make people take notice, it certainly doesn't hurt your ego any when one of those people happens to be another "artist" who is at the forefront of getting noticed -- namely Steven Spielberg.

Altoona's interactive Web, theatre program
enlightens about disabilities

Faculty and staff throughout the Penn State system now will have the opportunity to walk in the shoes of someone who's disabled, thanks to a new interactive Web-based training and awareness program.

Service and plaque at University Park
To memorialize Penn State student deaths

A public, multifaith service will be held to memorialize Penn State students who have died in the past year, followed by atribute to those who have died over the history of the University, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Schwab Auditorium on the University Park campus.