News for 4/26/13

Trustee Ballots                                                                 4 26 13

 Though the election officially ends on the morning of May 2, today is the last day Penn State is guaranteeing requests to get a ballot for the board of trustee’s election will be processed.Penn State Spokesman David LaTorre told the Centre Daily Times that all requests made over the weekend and into next week will be counted as “practical.’

 The university confirmed on Wednesday that nearly 27,000 alumni have voted in the election. 37 alumni remain on the ballot vying for three seats on the Board of Trustees.The winners of the election will be announced May 3

PSU Applications

 Applications to attend Penn State are down this year. The university says population declines and concerns over how to pay for a college education have resulted in about a 9% decline this year.

 According to the AP, there were roughly 54,000 applications for all Penn State campuses from potential first year undergraduates applying to start this fall, down from a little more than 59,000 last fall. 

Parking Meter Delay

 Installation of the new multi-space parking meters in State College has been changed due to an unforeseen delay in shipment from the vendor.According to a release from the Borough, the installation of the new meters will begin on Monday May 6. 

Fire

 State police say the damage caused by a Wednesday morning fire in Philipsburg caused an estimated 1 million dollars in damage.More than 3 dozen firefighters from 15 counties responded to the blaze at No Place Like Home Furniture which began around 6:30 Wednesday morning. The fire damaged much of the center of the building

 According to the Centre Daily Times, the building is owned by Charles Navasky and Company and the building, which is currently rented by the furniture store, was listed for lease in 2012.

Cycling Classic

 The Penn State Cycling Club Nittany Classic Downtown Criterium will be held on Sunday from 8-4.The route, which will be closed to vehicle traffic during the race, includes parts of Fairmount Avenue, Fraternity Row, Foster Avenue, Locust Lane, Nittany Avenue and Pugh Street. The Start/Finish Line is on East Fairmount Avenue.

State High

 State College Area High School is ranked among the top 40 high schools in Pennsylvania. In the latest Rankings by U.S. News and World Report, State High is 32nd among Pennsylvania Schools and just outside the top 1000 nationally out of over 21,000 public schools that were evaluated. In the College Readiness category, State College Area was 32% above the state average and. Out of 2,459 students at the school 80% of them are proficient in math while 83% are proficient in reading.

 Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia was the highest ranked Pennsylvania school.