In the News
October 24, 2002

House goes up with
student design, labor

Students are helping to fill the fall air with the sound of hammers and saws on Cherry Street in Port Matilda so that a deserving local family will have a new home to stay warm in soon.

Grant adds to efforts
to change campus culture

Four theater students presented a one-act play, "The Date," in which a couple have sex under ambiguous circumstances. The girl says she was forced. The boy says his date gave him physical cues to proceed. The interactive skit took place at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus, but the sum and substance of "The Date" could have been acted out in dorm rooms and off-campus apartments anywhere.

$3 million gift to endow
Civil War Era Center

The University has taken a giant step toward securing its reputation as the preeminent center for the study of the Civil War, thanks to a $3 million gift from George and Ann Richards of Simsbury, Conn.

Halloween Festival
is this weekend

The annual Shaver's Creek Environmental Center Children's Halloween Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, at the center.

Travel Services debuts new
online self-booking system

Travel Services' new online self-booking system, Travel Services Online, premiered Oct. 21 with a contest that will award one grand-prize winner two free, round-trip coach class United Airline tickets good for anywhere in the continental United States.

DuBois launches virtual community
dedicated to diversity

As couples danced the cha-cha to the beat of "LaBamba" under a canopy of exploding fireworks, Penn State DuBois staged a grand opening celebration recently to unveil a new project that will link its educators and students to other learners across the nation and the world.

Alumni Association
mobilizes to support students

The Alumni Association has announced a new initiative in support of the University and higher education.

Weather Alert

With below-average temperatures and
snow flurries in the forecast for areas of the state, it's not too early to think about weather-related cancellation.

Fall back
Sunday, Oct. 27, marks the return to Standard Time, so don't forget to set the clocks back an hour before going to sleep Saturday night.