October 10, 2002
effective June 30
Asbury may be retiring as vice president for student affairs, but he's
not slowing down by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, he views
his retirement as the perfect opportunity to step-up his already busy
schedule of volunteer service leadership.
top of the list
for Division I-A public grad rate
State student-athletes posted one of their finest overall graduation rate
performances since the NCAA began publication of institutional rates in
1990, according to statistical information released recently by the National
Collegiate Athletic Association.
of Atherton, Buckhout discover roots at University Park
Four women with a famous Penn State pedigree recently returned to University
Park to reclaim a heritage that for most of their lives they knew little
sets holiday schedule
University offices and operations, except for essential services and operations, will close at the normal end-of-business times on Friday, Dec. 20, and will resume at normal starting times on Thursday, Jan. 2.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, along with Penn State Children's Hospital,
had its accreditation renewed by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation
making it one of only four facilities in the commonwealth approved for
both pediatric and adult trauma cases.
PSU helps special education
students experience University life
Mature high school students with disabilities can benefit
from a new program developed and implemented through a collaboration of
the University and the State College Area School District. LifeLink PSU
provides district students with special needs between the ages of 18 and
21 an opportunity to interact with students of their own age in an environment
that is socially and academically conducive to continued growth.
Award for Faculty Outreach
The call for nominations for the sixth annual Award for
Faculty Outreach has begun, according to James H. Ryan, vice president
for Outreach and Cooperative Extension.
seeks head of school
The College of Engineering seeks applicants for the head
of the School of Engineering Design and Professional Programs (the establishment
of this school name will be proposed this fall). This school represents
a renaming of the School of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering
to reflect its expanded mission to deliver professionally oriented programs.