January 31, 2002
officials believe independent
hospital would best serve residents
The proposal to have Centre Community Hospital (CCH) embark
on a preferred partnership with Geisinger Health System is not in the
best interests of residents of the State College area, according to Penn
State Lehigh Valley has been
on the leading edge since its opening
Woodrow Wilson won the presidential race with a landslide victory; Native
American Jim Thorpe became known as the world's greatest athlete at the
Olympics in Stockholm; Girl Scouts of the United States of America was
chartered; New Mexico and Arizona became America's 47th and 48th states;
and the first permanent Penn State technical center was established in
the attic of the Stevens School at Sixth and Tilghman streets in Allentown.
The year was 1912.
Janice Light's passion for her discipline is clear.
As she puts it, her work in the Department of Communication Disorders
is designed "to improve communication skills and quality of life for the
2 million people with such severe communication disabilities that they
cannot rely on their speech to meet their daily communication needs."
moves, expands publication
of journal to 4 issues annually
The University's American Center for the Study of Distance
Education is moving and expanding this year.
for honorary degrees
Committee on Honorary Degrees is seeking assistance as they develop a
list of potential recipients of an honorary doctoral degree from the University.
Leadership for Institutional Change (LINC) initiative, a partnership of
the University and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania that is funded by
the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has awarded nine diverse teams with mini-grants
for projects that address campus and community concerns.
mural offers view
of Old Main lawn
mural on campus offers a view of Old Main lawn as seen through the eyes
of Melanie Eger, a junior art student in the College of Arts and Architecture.
The mural, located on a wall directly outside the windows of 401 Old Main,
depicts what one would see when looking out the office windows if the
wall were not blocking the view.
response to the commitment stated in A Plan to Enhance Diversity at Penn
State, each strategic planning unit was requested by Executive Vice President
and Provost Rodney Erickson to describe their progress in implementing
the Framework to Foster Diversity: 1998-2003.