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Penn State President Rodney Erickson says the university will suspend the $100 a month surcharge for employees who don’t participate in the controversial Take Care of Your Health initiative. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
Last night, the group that has conservatorship of Bellefonte's historic Garman Theatre stuck with its original recommendation -- to sell the Garman property to a State College developer, rather than back a local group's efforts to rehabilitate it. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
On September 11th, the State Theatre in State College,will present a musical theatre piece created by Richard Biever in response to the attacks of nine eleven. The show uses Broadway songs and texts from survivors and spiritual leaders from many traditions around the world. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited a rehearsal for “The New Normal”.
Penn State’s Faculty Senate met yesterday for the first time this academic year. The university’s controversial new health plan was at the forefront of the agenda. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports many spoke out against the changes.
It’s been about a month since Penn State rolled out its controversial new wellness initiative, which includes a surcharge for failure to participate. In a recent conference call, Penn State officials said the initiative is meant to keep costs down and representatives from Highmark discussed research that points to savings. Today, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner looks…
Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech. At the StoryCorps oral history recordings in Bellefonte in 2010, one pair talked about that day. Ted Graef talked with his father Leslie about taking part in the March on Washington in 1963… 50 years ago…
Penn State's Faculty Senate Council met yesterday for the first time since the controversial changes to employee healthcare benefits were announced last month. The meeting was not open to the public, but afterward WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner spoke with the Faculty Senate Chairman and Penn State's Vice President for Human Resources.
The historic Garman Opera House Theatre in Bellefonte might soon be razed—or rehabilitated. It all depends on whether or not the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association can make their case to save the building before the August 26 deadline. Here’s WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner with the story.
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