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Save the date: Robert D. Arbuckle Building dedication April 27

2/20/2012 —


Ceremony and Reception
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 27

The dedication of the Robert D. Arbuckle Technology Building at Penn State New Kensington is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 27.

The Penn State’s Board of Trustees in November approved the renaming of the former Science and Technology Center  in recognition of the former campus executive officer. Arbuckle was the impetus behind the building that is home to many specialized engineering laboratories that enable students to pursue innovative programs in technology.

Coalescing community leaders, he spearheaded a capital campaign for the construction of the center that opened in 1990. Arbuckle, who holds master's and doctorate degrees from Penn State, began his career in 1968 as a professor of history at the University Park campus and six years later was appointed chief academic officer at the New Kensington campus.

In 1977, he was named campus executive officer and remained at Penn State New Kensington for fifteen years. Arbuckle assumed the presidency of Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in 1992. He retired ten years later.

Former students, faculty and staff are invited to return to campus for the ceremony and the reception that will follow.
Please RSVP by April 13 to Tina Sluss, staff assistant for Development, at 724-334-6056 or tms57@psu.edu via email.

For more about Arbuckle, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/News/44110.htm online.

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