May 4, 2000......Volume 29, Issue 33

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Spring commencement ceremonies set for May 12-14
The University will hold 2000 spring commencement ceremonies at 23 campus locations the weekend of May 12-14 for 704 associate, 6,232 baccalaureate and 1,243 graduate degree students, 95 with medical degrees and 157 with juris doctorate degrees -- for a total of 8,431 graduates systemwide. A few locations may hold ceremonies at earlier or later dates.

Faculty salaries are top priority despite tight budget year
Faculty salaries at Penn State are lagging in comparison to peer institutions, according to an informational report received April 25 by the University Faculty Senate. But the University administration recognizes the slippage in national rankings and is continuing its efforts to keep increasing faculty salaries at or above the rate of inflation.

Students heading "down under" for 2000 Olympics and life experiences
More than 65 students in the Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program will get academic credits and experience catering to the masses at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.


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