November 4, 1999......Volume 29, Issue 15

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Spiritual center plans move ahead
More than a year has passed since $6 million was put on the table for the expansion of Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus. In that time, donations have continued to come in for the $9 million project and its significance as a symbol of Penn State's commitment to the spiritual life of its students has grown exponentially.

Professor's concern for students goes beyond classroom walls
When students in Kinesiology 141 leave class on Wednesday and Friday, the last thing they hear has nothing to do with the historical and cultural aspects of physical activity.

New heart-assist device designed for permanence
On Oct. 26, physicians for the first time implanted a new kind of heart-assist device to help a seriously ill patient survive. The surgery, performed in Germany by a team that included a physician in the Penn State College of Medicine, marked what physicians hope is the start of a device that will greatly increase the chance of survival and quality of life for patients with end-stage heart failure.


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