In the News
February 7, 2002

Public television
prepared to go digital

Across the nation, television is developing into a technology for the 21st century. That spells change for WPSX-TV (Channel 3), the University's public television affiliate.

Senate votes to add
seats for retired faculty

Retired faculty members may soon find representation in the Penn State Faculty Senate thanks to a constitutional change approved by senators in their first meeting of the new year on Jan. 29.

Penn State Mont Alto was one
of the first forestry schools in the nation

In May 1903, the governor of Pennsylvania established the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy in Mont Alto. It was one of three forestry schools in the nation, after Yale and Biltmore, respectively.

Seven named to receive
Distinguished Alumni awards

The Board of Trustees has selected seven Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest award for an individual.

International Fest plans
events to celebrate diversity

The 28th annual International Festival featuring multicultural foods, music and entertainment will be held from Feb. 8 to 17 on the University Park campus.

Stone Valley's Lake Perez
begins slow refill process

Stone Valley's Lake Perez, barren and dry since its drainage more than a year ago as part of an extensive dam rehabilitation project, is now undergoing the slow percolation process that should fully restore the 72-acre lake by late spring.