Penn State Intercom......August 8, 2002
leaves a $725,000 legacy
years ago, Ruth C. Morris of Philadelphia had never visited University
Park campus, and she had never heard of Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.
A mention of the center in an early '90s edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
however, led Morris to make a lasting connection with the center. This
year Morris' estate bequeathed to Shaver's Creek a gift of almost three-quarters
of a million dollars to create an endowment for the center's bird of prey
for Archaeal Genomics
and Proteomics established
Consortium for Archaeal Genomics and Proteomics has been established at
the University with support from the National Science Foundation, anticipated
to exceed $1.3 million over the next four years.
employees soon will be able to work full time at their jobs while pursuing
a bachelor's degree in residential construction technology and management
at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
at rural health initiative
University's Creating Health initiative, a new, multidimensional and multimedia
health education outreach project aimed at motivating people to change
their behavior for improved health, has been awarded a $365,000 grant
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service.
facility honors donors
synonymous with quality food service throughout Central Pennsylvania now
are prominently associated with the dining facility on Penn State Altoona's
campus. The recent rededication of the facility, now named Port-Sky Café,
commemorated the philanthropic vision of Neil and Marilyn (Mickey) Port
and Phillip and Rosalind (Roz) Sky, whose roots in the food service industry
can be traced to family-owned Sky Brothers Inc., an Altoona-based food
Future Truck competitors
Wattmuncher, a hybrid electric 2002 model Ford Explorer re-engineered
by students of the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute won or placed
in several categories in the recent FutureTruck Competition at Ford's
Arizona Proving Ground in Yucca, Ariz.
dedicates restored landmark
as new campus administrative center
years of work came to fruition recently as Penn State DuBois held a ribbon-cutting
ceremony to officially dedicate its new campus administrative center,
approved by Board of Directors
College of Technology's Board of Directors approved an operating budget
of $60,274,868 and established tuition rates and related fees for the
upcoming 2002-03 academic year.
by Middle States Commission
Middle States Commission on Higher Education -- the unit of the Middle
States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting
colleges and universities in the Middle States region -- has reaffirmed
accreditation for Pennsylvania College of Technology.