December 12, 2002
State budget cut again;
mid-year freeze takes
back $3.23 million
Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker on Dec. 10 announced a
mid-year budget freeze for the commonwealth that includes a 1 percent
reduction for Penn State and other state-related universities. For Penn
State, this latest cut amounts to $3.23 million.
plans to eliminate
Social Security numbers
as primary identifier
The University plans to eliminate the use of Social Security
numbers as the primary identifier of faculty, staff and students at the
Employee Assistance Fund
Penn State has established an employee special assistance
fund designed to provide financial support for faculty and staff facing
a wide range of personal or family hardships.
students earn online masters degree through World Campus
Kathi L. Samuels is traveling from Washington, D.C., to
the University Park campus to receive a masters degree in adult
education during fall commencement ceremonies. Theres nothing unusual
about that, except that this will be Samuels first visit to campus.
She earned her degree completely online through Penn States World
Fit! offers a healthy
start for children
a University of Promise, Penn State is committed to making life better
for youth. One of the "promises" is to provide a healthy start to young
people and an example of this effort is KID FIT!, offered by Penn State
Recreational Sports Fitness at the University Park campus.