In the News
October 10, 2002

Asbury to retire
effective June 30

Bill 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.

Student-athletes top of the list
for Division I-A public grad rate

Penn 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.

Descendants 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 about.

University 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.

Hershey has trauma
accreditation renewed

The 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.

LifeLink 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.

Nominations sought for
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.

Engineering 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.