In the News
May 9, 2002

Tuition Task Force report
calls for new tuition model

The University's Tuition Task Force recently completed 10 months of work with a report that calls for phasing in larger tuition increases beginning with the incoming freshman classes in 2003 and 2004.

Barron tapped as dean
of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Eric J. Barron, current director of the Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Environment Institute and distinguished professor of geosciences, has been recommended as the new dean for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. His appointment will be effective July 1 pending approval by the Board of Trustees at its May 10 meeting.

Sandra Spanier tapped
for Hemingway project

A long-term project has begun to publish the complete letters of Ernest Hemingway. The project, a cooperative venture of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, Hemingway's family and Penn State, will be directed by general editor Sandra Spanier, associate professor of English at the University.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre celebrates
86 years of excellence

In May of 1915, two Penn State graduates, reacting to the needs of the anthracite mining industry, proposed the development of a Penn State Engineering Center in Wilkes-Barre. "King Coal" reigned supreme at that time in the Wyoming Valley and engineers were needed to improve mining methods and worker safety.

After 29 years as a student,
Craig has her doctorate

When Susan C. Craig receives her doctoral degree in administration of justice on May 11, she will do so not just with the satisfaction of graduating from Penn State at the same time as her youngest child, but also with the priceless joy of not getting another tuition bill for herself for the first time since 1973.

Bryce Jordan Center a top
venue in North America

Pollstar Magazine announced in its April 22 edition that The Bryce Jordan Center has been ranked ninth in concert tickets sold among all arenas in North America for the first quarter of 2002.

Spaces to be increased
at Eisenhower deck

This summer, 186 new parking spaces will be added to Eisenhower Parking Deck to replace spaces lost to other construction projects on that section of University Park campus.

Child-support enforcement staff
to be trained at University
thanks to $10.85 million grant

This year the University will launch a new program to support Pennsylvania's efforts to enforce and secure financial and medical resources for children and youth who are entitled to receive child support.

College of Communications earns fifth-place
finish in Hearst journalism awards program

With strong showings in all three phases of the competition, the College of Communications earned a fifth-place finish overall -- its best performance ever -- in the 42nd annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program, which was conducted during the 2001-02 academic year.

Beverly Lindsay, dean of the
University Office of International Programs, announces resignation

Dr. Beverly Lindsay, Dean of the University Office of International Programs, has announced her resignation effective October 1, 2002. Dr. Lindsay will begin a sabbatical leave on July 1 and continue through Fall Semester, during which she will be involved with international and domestic program development with organizations in Washington, D.C.

Search begins
for director of ARL

Nominations and applications are sought for the position of director of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL).

Trash to Treasure sale features
items departing students left behind

This year, students living on-campus will have the opportunity to give something back to the State College community by donating unwanted, usable items to a Trash to Treasure sale that will benefit local charities through a newly developed recycling program.