February 26, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 22

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Second year of statewide campaign aims to increase awareness of educational, economic and cultural benefits
From its hundreds of outreach programs that touch well over half of Pennsylvania's population to the 400 new companies it helped spawn for the state, Penn State is "making life better" for Pennsylvanians and University officials want people to know about it.

Spanier asks legislators to boost support
Calling for a stronger partnership with the state, University President Graham B. Spanier urged legislators Monday to consider increasing Penn State's appropriation for each of the next four years to keep both the University and Pennsylvania competitive.

Palmers donate art valued at $1.5 million
A promise to donate works of art, including nearly 400 drawings by sculptor Seymour Lipton, to the Palmer Museum of Art is designed to interest others in bolstering the museum's permanent collection. The drawings by Lipton (1903-86), one of the best known abstract expressionist sculptors, were recently purchased from his estate by James R. and Barbara R. Palmer of State College.

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