September 17, 1998......Volume 28, Issue 5

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President outlines University progress, delivers message on responsibility
During the three years that Graham B. Spanier has been president of Penn State, the University has seen a historic merger with The Dickinson School of Law, the creation of the Penn State Geisinger Health System, the launching of The Schreyer Honors College, record-breaking enrollment and fund raising, the reorganization of its 24-campus system and its Cooperative Extension programs, an overhauled general education program, and the creation of its World Campus distance education initiative.

Multi-million dollar gift pumps funding into student aid and more
Penn State alumni J. Lloyd and Dorothy F. Huck have made a $7.5 million commitment to strengthen a variety of Penn State science, libraries and health and human development programs. The Hucks designated their gift to support three existing faculty chairs and to create a biotechnology innovation fund and three student aid funds.

Nation's governors pick Penn State as site of 2000 meeting
In an announcement Sept. 10, University President Graham B. Spanier and State College Mayor William Welch said that the National Governors' Association (NGA) would bring its convention to the region July 8-11, just before the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The bipartisan meeting, expected to draw between 1,200 and 1,500 participants, could contribute more than $1 million to local and state economies.


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