In the News
June 6, 2002

Diversity progress reports
now posted on the Web

Final drafts of progress reports on the Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 1998-2003 submitted by the University's academic colleges and academic support units now are available for public review on the Web at

Case can be made that Delaware County
made the first Penn State ice cream

Creamery ice cream! While Penn Staters everywhere salivate at the mere mention of those three yummy words, it's safe to say few know that Penn State's history was glazed with tasty frozen confections long before the first Creamery cow produced milk in the 1890s.

Faculty find support
from Intellectual Property Office

Increasing numbers of faculty members, students and staff members are taking on or considering the role of entrepreneur to shepherd their ideas and inventions to the marketplace.

Annual competition for
Fulbright Grants is open

The competition for 2003-04 Fulbright and related grants is now under way. The grants, announced by the U.S. Department of State, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Institute of International Education (IIE), are for graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts.

Grants open way to
expand PA FutureConnect

Two new grants -- totaling $102,300 -- are opening the way for an expansion of the School of Information Sciences and Technology's PA FutureConnect, a work-experience program for the school's students that also helps solve work-force shortage problems for high-tech companies.

Director sought for
Population Research Institute

The Population Research Institute is seeking to fill the director position with a distinguished demographer who is a member of the University community.

Rehab center gets
three-year accreditation

For the 12th consecutive year, the Rehabilitation Center at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its medical rehabilitation programs.

Cooperative extension
seeks associate director

Penn State Cooperative Extension is seeking candidates for the position of associate director.