12/19: Barron on upholding confidentiality; Women's volleyball heads to national title showdown; Year in review

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Women's volleyball advances to national championship match

Penn State women’s volleyball will play for its second consecutive national championship and seventh overall after defeating No. 1 Stanford, 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21), in the NCAA semifinals Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Full story

Public comment period at Board meetings to be moved starting in January

To better accommodate student needs, encourage broader participation from the University community and have time prior to voting on a matter to consider public input, the public comment period of the Penn State Board of Trustees will now be held Friday morning, rather than at the end of their afternoon meeting. This change will take effect at the January 2015 Board meetings.  Full story

Rolling lab tracks methane to its source

Mobile measurements should give researchers a better understanding of where emissions come from — whether from natural gas production or other methane sources, such as cows, landfills, wetlands and natural seeps.  Full story

Three musical theatre alumni currently starring on Broadway

With the announcement that musical theatre alumna Caroline Bowman would take over the starring role of Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked, Penn State has three musical theatre alumni performing in leading roles in New York. Matthew Hydzik plays Buddy in Side Show, and Carly Hughes is performing the role of Leading Player in Pippin.  Full story

Erie chamber music series lauded for Adventurous Programming

A chamber music and performing arts series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Chamber Music America and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award for Adventurous Programming, which recognizes ensembles and presenters for outstanding and innovative approaches to the programming of contemporary, classical, jazz and world chamber music.  Full story