In the News
May 1, 2003

Grand Destiny Campaign
surpasses $1.3 billion goal

Penn State has surpassed its goal of raising $1.3 billion in private support through its seven-year Grand Destiny capital campaign. As part of a two-day public celebration that highlighted the achievements of the campaign, President Graham B. Spanier announced that the campaign had secured $1.36 billion in gifts and pledges.

Master plan keeps campus
development on track

Gordon Turow is a man with a plan. It's the University Park Campus Master Plan, and he uses it almost daily in working with faculty, staff, and students.

Spiritual Center
dedication is May 2

The Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Spiritual Center dedication ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, inside the center on the University Park campus.

set for May 16, 17

The University Park campus will hold its spring 2003 commencement ceremonies for associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree students on May 16 and 17.

University faculty expand
their uses of ANGEL

Gerry Santoro, one of the numerous University faculty members using ANGEL (A New Global Environment for Learning course management system), recently has started to use the system to do more than just manage his courses.

Some University Park
ATMs 'talk' to customers

PNC Bank, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., has enhanced four ATMs on The University Park campus with audio functionality to provide voice-guided assistance to visually impaired customers during their transactions

ComRadio gives students
hands-on experience

A collaboration between the College of Communications and Information Technology Services has created ComRadio, a new, Internet-based radio station, that will provide Penn State communications students the opportunity to gain practical broadcasting experience.

Eberly College of Science
establishes exchange
program with McGill

The Eberly College of Science has established an exchange program with McGill University in Montréal, Canada, to expand educational opportunities for undergraduate students and to encourage relationships between the faculties of the two universities.

4 win national
environmental scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Foundation awarded four students undergraduate scholarships for the 2003-2004 academic year. The scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate environmental scholarship supported by the federal government.

Faculty Senate takes
action on several policies

In its final meeting for 2002-03, the Faculty Senate last week changed or revised policies related to auditing courses, athletic competition and the privacy of employees and students.

Employee benefits update
The Office of Human Resources has a number of benefits updates.