In the News
November 14, 2002

Jordan Center entertainers
educate marketing students

Understandably, the attention of most of last Friday night's audience was drawn to the on-the-mat and ringside histrionics of such personalities as Kane, HHH and Lance Storm as they taunted and seemed to beat the living tar out of each other at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. However, students who were in the know about behind-the-scenes events during the wrestlers' visit to campus with the rest of the World Wrestling Entertainment's RAW cast and crew could testify to how the center has grown into an extra, quieter role than provider of top-notch events in recent years -- an educational role.

Great Valley 'races' to fulfill the
educational needs of the community

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies was formed 39 years ago in King of Prussia as the King of Prussia Graduate Center (KPGC), to provide graduate level engineering science programs to the nearby General Electric Goddard Space Center (now Lockheed Martin Management and Data Systems).

Spiritual Center
expansion progressing

The roof is on, and the interior rooms are beginning to take shape in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the University Park campus. The project, which is expected to be completed at the end of March, will add roughly 29,400 square feet of worship and program space to the existing Eisenhower Chapel, which currently is roughly 24,000 square feet. The resulting building will be one of the largest religious centers on a public university campus in the nation.

Nominations for President's
Award due by Jan. 6

A call has gone out for nominations for the 2003 President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration.

Candidates are sought for
Student Affairs vice president

The University is seeking candidates for the position of vice president for Student Affairs. The vice president serves as the University's principal administrative leader for Student Affairs and reports directly to the president of the University.

WPSU-FM surpasses goal,
sets fund-raising record

Public radio station WPSU-FM completed its nine-day fall membership campaign, surpassing its goal with pledges of more than $73,000. The amount is a record-setting total for the station in a single membership drive.

Did you know ...
A lot more goes on in Beaver Stadium on the University Park campus on a football Saturday than is immediately apparent to the average football fan.