News in Brief
Penn State Intercom......October 31, 2002

Reduced hours

University Libraries' Mathematics Library, 109 McAllister Building on the University Park campus, will have reduced hours from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, for maintenance issues.

5K run scheduled

The Second Annual THON 5K Run/Walk will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, outside the Intramural Building on the University Park campus. Pre-registration, by Nov. 4, is $12. Registration after Nov. 4 is $15.

Registration forms are available in 220 HUB-Robeson Center or online at All proceeds benefit The Four Diamonds Fund. For information, call Jamie Miller at (814) 865-0510 or e-mail

AIS URL changes

Users of Administrative Information Services' (AIS) Web site soon will need to use a new Web address to link to AIS information. Faculty and staff who use such services as Integrated Business Information Systems (IBIS), Integrated Student Information System (ISIS), the Data Warehouse, eCommerce, Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) and the Alumni Development Information System (ADIS), will need to update their Web site bookmarks by Dec. 3 to The Data Warehouse main page will need to be updated to and the IBIS main page will need to be changed to Other related bookmarks also will need to be updated.

Send e-mail to for more information.

Copyright clearance

The Copyright Clearance Office, the University's official connection to Copyright Clearance Center Inc., currently is accepting both complete course packets and individual articles that require copyright approval for spring semester. To ensure that packets containing copyrighted materials are reproduced in time for spring classes, faculty members are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible. Packets not containing copyrighted materials may be submitted as late as Dec. 9. Faculty may call the Copyright Clearance Office at (814) 865-7544 to make arrangements.

When articles require copyright permission, the Copyright Clearance Office will submit the request within hours of receiving the article but the process can take several days or weeks. For that reason, faculty are encouraged to submit articles requiring copyright approval in advance of a complete packet in order to expedite the permissions process. Services are in line with University policy AD46: Policy Governing Copyright Clearance, found on the Web at

For more information, check the Web at

Office relocation

Penn State DuBois Continuing Education has moved into a new home. The unit has relocated from its offices in the upstairs of the Hiller Building to a house adjacent to the campus at 312 E. Second Ave. The new Continuing Education House is located behind Symmco House, the campus administrative center that opened last May.

The unit's move is in line with the campus' 25-year master plan. Created in 2000, the plan addresses campus facility needs well into the 21st century. Parts of the plan already have been implemented. These include the acquisition of Monument Hill and the addition of a 227-space student parking lot in 2000, and the recent restoration of Symmco House. Next on the drawing board is a scheduled $2.7 million renovation to the Swift Building.

In keeping with the intent of the master plan, Continuing Education's new home will be temporary. The unit will take up residence in the new DuBois Educational Foundation Workforce Development and Technology Center, located adjacent to the campus along state Route 255, when it opens in 2004.

Nomination reminder

A general committee chaired by Billie S. Willits, associate vice-president for Human Resources, has been appointed to review nominations for the 2003 Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards. The 2003 Awards include the Barash Award for Human Services, the McKay Donkin Award, the Award for Administrative Excellence, the Staff Excellence Award, the Staff Support Award and the Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award.

Six subcommittees will screen nominations and develop recommendations for the respective awards.

Nominations still are being accepted for the 2003 awards, and are encouraged from University and local community organizations and individuals. Visiting the Office of Human Resources' Web site at and following the links in the Documents and Forms section will provide access to both the online process and the hard-copy nomination form. The nomination form also is available by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (814) 863-6188.

For more information, check the Web at Nominations and supporting documents should be submitted by Friday, Dec. 2, either online, by mail to Billie S. Willits, Box 6 Rider Building, or faxed to (814) 863-3461. Supporting information that accompanies the nominations should be brief and specific to the award criteria.