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Volume 30 Issue 5

Greensburg making plans to improve all aspects of campus life >

October 23rd, 1997

A 12-point agenda designed to improve academics, diversity, undergraduate life, staff relations and communications at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) has been unveiled by UPG president Frank Cassell. Developed with input from persons on campus and in the community, the agenda was revealed by Cassell during an Oct. 7 speech to UPG's Senate Council. "In general […]

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PBS gets mixed reviews in 1st survey of participants >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's Planning and Budgeting System (PBS) got mixed reviews in the first-ever survey of faculty, staff, students and administrators who serve on PBS committees at the responsibility center level. Asked to rate their committees' effectiveness on a scale of 0 (the committee has no impact on the unit's planning and budgeting) to 100 (major impact), […]

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Pitt, Local 29 officials agree on contract language >

October 23rd, 1997

Negotiators for Pitt and the union that represents 540 University custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers agreed Tuesday on the final wording of a new contract. A spokesperson for Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union said SEIU officials hope to present the proposed contract to workers for a ratification vote next week. Pitt […]

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UPG committees working on plan >

October 23rd, 1997

Following are the committees that will work on the 12-point improvement plan laid out for Pitt's Greensburg campus by campus President Frank Cassell: * Academic council: Chair Norman Scanlon, Estry Ang, Patricia Duck, William Martin, Mark McColloch, Donald Reilly and ex officio member Frank Cassell. * Undergraduate life: Co-chairs Rick Fogle and Larry Whatule, Gerry […]

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Pitt kicks off United Way drive >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's 1997 United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 15 and will continue through Nov. 26. This year's goal is $442,000. Last year, the University collected just over $421,000. "Once again, with the 1998 campaign, the University of Pittsburgh is proud to support United Way's efforts in reaching out to our neighbors in need," said Michelle […]

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Nominations for staff excellence award due Oct. 28 >

October 23rd, 1997

Staff nominees are being sought for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence. Up to five awards of $2,500 each will be presented for the 1997-98 academic year. Winners also will have their names inscribed on a plaque in the William Pitt Union and be recognized at a staff recognition reception and Pitt's annual honors convocation. The […]

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Pitt in Pittsburgh & Pennsylvania: Senate forum examines University relationships with city and state >

October 23rd, 1997

One of the panelists at the University Senate's Oct. 16 forum, "Pitt in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania: Perils and Possibilities," likened the University's relations with state government to a rocky marriage. And indeed, listening to the panelists was like hearing one side of a spousal counseling session: Sure, Pitt is a good provider. It brings in […]

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