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E-Commerce Center opened at PS Harrisburg.

Dance Marathon raises over $3 million for pediatric cancer patients supported by the Four Diamonds Fund, Hershey Medical Center.

92nd Annual Meeting of the National Governor’s Conference takes place at University Park and in State College, addressed by President Clinton.

PS Harrisburg Library, HUB-Robeson Center and Paterno Library dedicated.

PS Mont Alto’s historic Emmanuel Chapel undergoes renovation.

Penn State on-line newswire established.

Endowment reaches $1 billion.

U.S. Senate confirms Nina Fedoroff, professor of biology, director of Life Sciences Consortium and Biotechnology Institute, to National Science Board.


Hintz Alumni Center dedicated.

Bennett Family Child Care Center opens.

Lake Perez dam reconstruction to use innovative reinforcement system.

Beaver Stadium expanded to 107,282 seats.

FDA approves U.S. clinical trials for heart-assist device. LionHeart implanted in first U.S. patient.


WPSX, public television, goes digital.

Trustee scholarship program aims to raise $100 million in endowments for needy students.

MBNA Career Services Center dedicated.

PS Arboretum plan unveiled.

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture building plan recognized as Penn State’s first certified sustainable architecture.

eLion grade reporting system an overwhelming success.

Interdisciplinary research focus places Penn State at forefront of national trend.

Charter and Standing Orders revised to amend the election of industrial trustee procedures.


Grand Destiny campaign ends June 30 having raised $1.37 billion.

University minority enrollment hits all-time high.

Employee Assistance Fund established.

Frank& Sylvia Pasquerilla Spiritual Center and Penn State Downtown Theatre complex dedicated.

Business School at PS Erie named for benefactors Sam & Irene Black.

Research expenditures surpass $500 million mark.