In the News
January 31, 2002

University 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 officials

Penn State Lehigh Valley has been
on the leading edge since its opening

Democrat 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.

Professor bridges
classroom, lab

Professor 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."

Distance Education Center
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.

Nominations sought
for honorary degrees

The Committee on Honorary Degrees is seeking assistance as they develop a list of potential recipients of an honorary doctoral degree from the University.

Kellogg LINC mini-grant
awardees announced

The 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.

New mural offers view
of Old Main lawn

A new 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.

Updates to Framework
implementation reviewed

In 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.