October 1, 1998......Volume 28, Issue 7

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WPSX goes national with lighthouse series
For the past 18 months, Penn State Public Broadcasting has been engaged in the planning, production and, soon, the launch of a national PBS series on "Legendary Lighthouses" that will premiere on Oct. 5.

These students' fun doesn't involve drinking
In 1992 Penn State started LIFE House, the first substance-free housing option in Pennsylvania, by setting aside two floors -- one for men and one for women -- for a group of 64 students in Sproul and Brumbaugh residence halls. A year later, LIFE House became coed and moved to the top four floors in Tener Hall, one of the towers in East Halls on the University Park campus. This fall, because of the increasing number of students interested in LIFE House, it expanded to Ewing Hall in the South Halls complex. Penn State Erie also maintains a LIFE House in its Lawrence Hall, for 160 students.

Sexual harassment policy updates
Over the past few years, public awareness of the problems of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace have risen nationwide. Problems are covered more prominently by the news media, and more cases are going to court. Penn State has policies in place to address these problems, and is continually reviewing and updating them to better serve the University community. Most recently, the University has updated its sexual harassment policy.


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