January 30, 2003
would have prevented
computer worm infection
Problems caused by a computer worm that infected computers worldwide and caused a major slow-down of the University's backbone for a short time over the past weekend were preventable, according to University experts.
system a success
In keeping with the goal of becoming a more student-centered
University, Penn State has gone high-tech with its grade reporting system
for faculty. Although students have been able to get their grades through
eLion for a few years now, those grades were input using older, slower
technology, and students had to wait until at least the first week in
January to find out their fall semester grades. Now, faculty can use eLion
to enter their grades directly online from anywhere in the world, and
students are able to access them in real-time.
U.’ grew to
serve Altoona’s educational needs
It began as a dream — a dream by a group of local citizens
to support an undergraduate center in Altoona. From its humble beginnings
in an abandoned grade-school building, to its move to Ivyside Park in
1948 on the site of a former amusement park, and through its growth in
the 1970s and into the 21st century, Penn State Altoona has seen many
Programs get $540,000 grant
The University’s Academic Advancement Programs have won a federal grant of $540,000 to train professionals to better administer TRIO programs over the next two years.
The College of Health and Human Development has created a program designed to nurture and cultivate the nation’s next generation of female leaders. The Women’s Leadership Initiative will expose female undergraduate students in the college to different leadership styles, introduce them to women who are established leaders in their professions and allow the students to develop their own leadership skills, attitudes and values.
dean for administration
The Dickinson School of Law seeks a seasoned professional with broad leadership and management experience to serve as its assistant dean for administration.
offers variety of
Students looking for opportunities to volunteer this semester paid a visit to the Spring 2003 Volunteer Fair held Jan. 21 in Alumni Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus.