Faculty/Staff News in Brief

February 26, 2004

University to showcase latest IT tools and services

Information Technology Services (ITS) will hold a technology expo Tuesday, March 16, for faculty, staff and students to explore Penn State's numerous IT services and tools. The ITS Event will start with welcoming remarks by Rodney Erickson, executive vice president and provost, at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the HUB-Robeson center on the University Park campus. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal digital assistants (PDAs) and Pocket PCs to the expo for a one-of-a-kind, high-tech experience. As visitors enter Alumni Hall, they will be able to beam the event's floor plan into their PDAs and use these maps to zoom in on the topics and details available at each exhibit. To learn more, visit http://its.psu.edu/theEvent/ on the Web.

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Penn State advocacy group to hold meeting

The Penn State Grassroots Network will hold a public town hall meeting Thursday, March 4, at Penn State Erie as part of an ongoing effort to recruit volunteers and educate citizens on the sharp decline in state support provided to the University. The meeting is part of an ongoing effort to carry the message of critical budget shortfalls to citizens throughout the state. An evening reception has been scheduled at the campus, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Irvin Kochel Building. Rep. Flo Fabrizio (D-District 2) will offer remarks. The meeting is free to the public.

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'Flight Project' lands at Eisenhower Auditorium

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a modern dance company from Dayton, Ohio, performed "The Flight Project" at Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus Feb. 24. The show was made up of four pieces, each choreographed by a different choreographer, to celebrate the achievements almost 100 years ago of the Wright brothers. For pictures from the performance, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2004_02_25_cpa/index.html

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Nominations sought for Staff Advisory committee

The Staff Advisory committee is accepting nominations for seats on the committee. The group exists to give suggestions, reviews and advice on issues that impact or are impacted by exempt and nonexempt staff. Issues such as policy and practice, continuous quality improvement, diversity, customer service or other similar matters are addressed. This committee serves as an advisory group to the University central administration and is facilitated by Billie S. Willits, associate vice president for human resources. The term of office for members is normally three years, commencing July 1. Approximately one-third of the membership will be appointed each year. Committee time is usually during normal University hours and is considered University business. Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted.

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Presentation proposals sought

University faculty and staff may submit proposals for presentation at the seventh annual Penn State Web 2004 Conference, which will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park. Proposal criteria and the submission form are available at http://www.psu.edu/webconference/surveys/call.html. Inquiries regarding the proposal process can be directed to the conference planners at webproposals@psu.edu.

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