Penn State’s leadership weighed in today (March 17) following the release of the White House’s 2018 budget blueprint, which among other things calls for significant reductions in federal aid to low-income students and critical research grant funding that drives innovation and economic activity. Penn State’s Office of Government and Community Relations, and other leaders, are in touch with Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation as debate on the budget begins.
Michael and Diane Katzaman, of Wernersville, have pledged an estate gift of approximately $1.7 million to be evenly divided between the Agriculture Fund, which supports Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and a micro-scholarship fund administered through the University's Office of Undergraduate Education.
“Transforming Education” will be the topic of the next in a series of public forums focused on implementing the University’s multi-year Strategic Plan. The forum will take place 1-2:30 p.m. March 22 in Room 100 (Multi-Purpose Room) of the Perkins Student Center at Penn State Berks.
John and Barbara Holder, 1965 alumni of Penn State’s College of Education, have made a $1.2 million estate commitment to be shared equally between the University Libraries and the College of Education. Half of the funds will endow an educational resources collection, and the other half will support an undergraduate scholarship for education majors.
Susan Basso, vice president and chief human resources officer at Penn State, talks about the impact of actions such as new guidelines, mentoring programs and different recruitment methods on the University.
The Penn State University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) is seeking nominations for both its annual Staff Recognition Awards and applications to become members of USAC, due March 15 and March 31, respectively.
Donna Kuga died March 8 following a long illness. During her nearly 40 years at Penn State Beaver, Kuga served as a professor, coach, athletic director, director of academic affairs, and interim chancellor.
Penn State has received a $1 million gift from the parents of a currently enrolled international student, to establish the “President’s Global Experience Fund” endowment. The purpose of the endowment will be to support the Global Penn State initiative to assist the University in providing students and faculty with universal experiences and perspectives and in solving universal problems through partnerships and initiatives that span the world.
Penn State units that would like the best opportunity to have new networking and telecommunications work completed and billed by the end of the fiscal year — June 30 — should submit service requests to Enterprise Networking & Communications Services (ENCS) through the ENCS Service Inquiry Request Form no later than March 30.