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ABSENCE Magazine Seeking Submissions for Publication

ABSENCE: Penn State Greater Allegheny's Art and Literary Magazine, is accepting work for its Spring 2007 submission period from faculty, staff, and student members of the campus community.  Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 23.  The magazine, organized several years ago by the Penn State McKeesport English department, is an annual publication which showcases campus talent. ABSENCE advisors, Dr.

Faculty members receive Teaching Enrichment Travel Grant

Two Penn State Greater Allegheny faculty members will be attending the Eastern Communications Association (ECA) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island thanks, in part, to a teaching enrichment travel grant provided by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.

Mitchell secures professional development monies for study

Amelia Mitchell, Instructor in Biology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, is conducting research on the differences in death rate and survivorship among wood frogs with genes and groups of genes structured for enzymatic proteins when exposed to copper. One of the goals of Ms. Mitchell's project is to find a marker which can be used to evaluate the extent of the impact of copper and other heavy metals on the bodies of water where the frogs are located.

First spring Teaching India speaker

The first speaker this semester in the Teaching India series will take place next Tuesday, Jan. 30th, at 12:15 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the SCC. The speaker will be Girish Godbole, whose talk is entitled, "India: A Land of Booming Economic and Business Opportunities" - With a population of over 1 billion, India, the world's largest democracy, is fast emerging as a global economic powerhouse. This presentation will focus on India's importance as a key partner to U.S. and Pennsylvania businesses.

Trustees Approve New Name for McKeesport Campus

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State's presence in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport will be taking on a new name: Penn State Greater Allegheny. Approved Jan. 19 by the University's Board of Trustees, the name change is intended to support the campus' regional presence, facilitate an expanded vision and evolving mission for the campus and raise general awareness of the campus.

Chancellor Porter Introduces Penn State Greater Allegheny

Please allow me to make this historic announcement: As of 1:45 p.m. on January 19, 2007, the Penn State campus formerly known as Penn State McKeesport became PENN STATE GREATER ALLEGHENY.

Dual enrollment opportunities featured in recent article

A recent article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "State pays for more high school students taking college classes," describes Pennsylvania's dual enrollment program that funds college classes for high school students, and features Penn State McKeesport students. (Bill Zlatos; January 3, 2007)

Fall Commencement Celebrated

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Alumni Holiday Events Bring Cheer

The Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society has had another successful holiday season.

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