October 31, 2002
plans for modest growth
a year of record applications to the University, Penn State has seen enrollment
growth continue its upward trend, setting a new record while staying within
the University's plans of controlled and modest growth.
in tax law allow
new choices for retirement savings
Starting Jan. 1, faculty and staff will have the ability
to make larger contributions to tax-deferred employee retirement savings
plans; have another plan option for more savings; and for those over age
50, have the ability to play "catch up" on their retirement savings.
period begins on Nov. 1
The annual Employee Benefits Division Open Enrollment period
will occur from Nov. 1 to 29. During this time, employees will have the
opportunity to enroll themselves and/or eligible dependents in a University
sponsored medical plan and/or to change from one plan to another.
of the community: McKeesport campus
grew with the area and changed to serve its needs
An all-male student body. Crew cuts, or neatly trimmed
hair styles with no hair below collars. Shirt pockets nestled with plastic
liners that held an assortment of pens and pencils. T-shirts worn under
long-sleeved plaid shirts, not as outerwear. And, ubiquitous slide rules
proudly tucked through belts denoting personal identification as engineers.
general description typified Penn State McKeesport students in 1957, the
year the first classroom building opened at the campus' present location.
proposals for new grants
Schreyer Institute has announced a call for proposals for several new
grant opportunities designed to enhance the support provided for course
and curricular innovation projects across the University.
one of top heart hospitals
to a new national study by an independent health-care industry analyst,
Penn State Cardiovascular Center is one of the nation's best resources
for heart patients.
Humanitarian Service Award
The Forum on Black Affairs (FOBA) is seeking nominations
for its 2003 Humanitarian Service Award, to be presented at the 28th annual
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet, Wednesday, Jan. 15, in President's
Hall at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park
campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Image Resource Center
reorganizes to streamline operations
The University's Image Resource Center (formerly University
Photo/Graphics) has undergone a reorganization, including the elimination
of some services and the transfer of one function.
of the first African-American graduate of Penn State, Calvin H. Waller,
visited University Park on Oct. 24 to learn more about the scholarship
program co-named in his honor and to accept recognition for his achievements
and those of his grandson, the late Lt. Gen. Calvin A.H. Waller.