In the News
September 26, 2002

Fayette campus responded to society's needs in
changing economy

In 1907, the city of Uniontown in Fayette County was known to have
13 millionaires in the county, at a time when miners had good jobs making about $1 a day. The coal and coke era had produced a booming economy. But as this industry disappeared, the area struggled to find as lucrative a substitute. Citizens looked to education

Renovation will boost potential
of research center at Hershey

Construction to renovate and expand the General Clinical Research Center at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is under way thanks to a $700,000 construction grant recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Former chess coach
named to Hall of Fame

Long before the Cold War thawed and trade pacts and tourism made many formerly communist and socialist nations more familiar to Americans, the United States and Penn State had an ambassador to the far corners of the world who waged both war and diplomacy against determined opponents on the smallest of battlefields -- the chess board.

Applications now being sought
for Administrative Fellows Program

The Administrative Fellows Program offers faculty and staff the opportunity to work with senior University officers to gain knowledge and experiences pertaining to the challenges of leadership in the academic community.

Call for nominations begins
for Graduate School Awards

Nominations are being sought for a new University Graduate School award, the Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award and three long-standing awards -- the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, the Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award and the Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.