State of the University Address to be streamed live

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- When Penn State President Graham B. Spanier delivers this year's State of the University Address to the University's Board of Trustees at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, the entire University community and beyond will be able to watch live on the Web, regardless of location.

During his 16-plus years as president of Penn State, Spanier has continually sought ways to bring his message to a broader, more diverse audience. What started out as a presentation in Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus that was carried live via satellite to the University's other campuses, then evolved in 2006 into a pre-recorded video delivered to the public online via a Web link on Penn State Live, the University's official news source.

Spanier continues to evolve his delivery style to reach a wider audience in discussions about Penn State and what it means to its students, the Commonwealth, the nation and the world. With streaming technology now easier than ever, Spanier is returning this year to a live delivery, but will use Ustream to broadcast it online in real-time for thousands to see simultaneously. The video then will be captured, archived and made available for future viewing.

In this year's presentation, Spanier will discuss the importance of maintaining the University's land-grant mission in the face of declining financial resources; recount the impact the University has on the Commonwealth beyond its 24 campuses; take a brief look back at where the University has been; and look ahead at what's on the horizon.

The Ustream feed of his presentation can be viewed beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at http://wpsu.org/live online.

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Last Updated September 08, 2011