In the News
October 25, 2001

Benefits Open Enrollment
period set to begin on Nov. 1

The annual Employee Benefits Division Open Enrollment period will occur from Nov. 1 to 30.

History of Penn State DuBois is closely
linked to that of its hometown

Penn State DuBois is named for the founder of its hometown, John DuBois, a lumber baron whose logging empire helped carve a thriving city out of the forests of rural Clearfield County in the mid-1800s.

Intersection to close
forever at University Park

Major changes to the Pollock Road entrance to University Park and traffic flow on North Atherton Street will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Gift/purchase will
expand Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology and HON Industries Inc. have announced their intent to complete a gift/purchase arrangement by which the college will acquire HON's vacant Williamsport manufacturing facility adjacent to the main campus and convert it for use by academic and work-force training programs.

Search begins
for new EMS dean

The University is seeking candidates for the position of dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Professional program
will hone staff skills

The Human Resource Development Center is soliciting nominations for a new professional development program that focuses on enhancing the comprehensive skills of University administrative and staff assistants.

National grant awarded
to Palmer Museum of Art

The Palmer Museum of Art has received a $112,500 general operating support grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Ground broken for
new chemistry building

In a continuing effort to upgrade facilities and equipment for scientific instruction and research, University officials broke ground on Oct. 19 for a new chemistry building.