In the News
March 20, 2003

Student Affairs
names vice president

Vicky L. Triponey has been named vice president for Student Affairs, effective July 1. Triponey currently is vice chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Connecticut.

Spanier tapped
for BCS panel

President Graham B. Spanier is one of six university presidents who will chart the future direction of major college football as part of a new presidential committee within the Bowl Championship Series.

Village population growing
at a quick pace

The driveway is deserted. The buildings are incomplete, but it won't be long before the streets and sidewalks of The Village at Penn State are teeming with people.

University seeks ways
to increase efficiency

Penn State has a nationwide reputation as an efficiently operated university, but the Task Force on University Cost Savings wants to take that status to a new level.

9 students win Gilman
International Scholarships

Nine Penn State students will be studying abroad, thanks to a federally funded program that promotes international education for those who might otherwise not have the opportunity.

Faculty Senate sets
meeting agenda

The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Exhibition dedicated
to Columbia crew

The upcoming 2003 Undergraduate Exhibition to be held April 1-2 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Alumni Hall on the University Park campus will include a poster exhibition that features displays of more than 100 diverse research projects and a performance session that will highlight musical pieces and theatrical readings.

Graduate Exhibition
slated for March 28, 30

More than 200 graduate students will present their research and creative works at the 18th Annual Graduate Exhibition to be held March 28 and 30 on the University Park campus.

Undergraduate Symposium
planned for Saturday

The Africana Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in 110 and 111 Wartik Lab on the University Park campus.

Associate vice provost
sought for Undergraduate Education

Applications and nominations are being accepted for the position of associate vice provost for Undergraduate Education.

Prospective students use
online chats to learn about Penn State

Although it only holds about 10 people comfortably, an otherwise unassuming room tucked away on the third floor of Shields Building on the University Park campus has on recent nights filled up with hundreds of prospective students looking for first-hand information about living and studying at Penn State.

Faculty/Staff Recognition Awards
The Faculty/Staff Recognition Awards Program luncheon will be at noon March 24 at The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park.