April 18, 2002
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.
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.
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).
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.
task force, calendar
report head agenda
University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in
112 Kern Graduate Building, University Park.
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.
interactive Web, theatre program
and plaque at University Park
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.
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