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Blue-White Weekend Includes Gridiron Bash, Stadium Concert By Fergie

Penn State and New York City-based MSL Sports and Entertainment announced that the University will host Gridiron Bash, The Ultimate Fan Competition, as part of the University's annual Blue-White Weekend, Friday to Sunday, April 18 to 20. The event, which is the first of its kind at Beaver Stadium, will begin 7 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the start of the annual Blue-White Football Weekend and will include a live performance by Grammy and VMA winner Fergie of hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Fergie, who is a 2008 Grammy nominee, was recently named top female performer by the American Music Awards. Kick-off for the Blue-White Game is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The game is free to the public.

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Health Center Offers Facts On MRSA

The Penn State Beaver Health Center wants to clarify information regarding the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, which is often referred to as "super-staph."  Nurse Barbara McDanel, director of health services and campus nurse and disability coordinator /counselor, has received many questions from faculty, staff and students regarding this fairly recent health concern.

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Beaver Students Gear Up For THON Weekend

Penn State Beaver students are in the midst of raising funds for the annual Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) to be held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22 through 24, at the Penn State University Park campus' Bryce Jordan Center. Beaver students will be circulating across campus and in the community to raise money through THON for The Four Diamonds Fund which provides support for pediatric cancer patients at the Penn State Children's Hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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SGA Will Co-Sponsor Blood Drive, Open To The Public

The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association (SGA) and the American Red Cross will co-sponsor a Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Student Union Building Lodge. The event is open to the public.

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Admissions Office Will Host Two Free Workshops

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host two free workshops, an Applications Workshop and a Financial Aid Workshop, on Saturday, Feb. 2.

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University Offers Health Tips On Walking

The Penn State Office of Human Resources and the Health Matters Program are offering assistance to anyone interested in learning about the benefits of walking through The 10,000 Steps Program. In this self-guided program, participants receive a log book and then set personal step goals.  Participants who reach their weekly walking goals will be eligible for wellness credits through Health Matters. To learn more about wellness credits and to find out how walking can become part of a daily routine, register for the program at http://www.ohr.psu.edu/healthmatters online. In addition, pedometers are available to Highmark plan members for $11. The cost is $27 for non-Highmark members. To purchase a pedometer, call (814) 865-3085.

Penn State Laureate Nominations Sought

Nominations are being sought from throughout the University community for the newly created position of Penn State Laureate, a distinguished faculty post that will bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences. The position is open to full-time faculty, and self-nominations are acceptable. The individual selected will be assigned half-time to serve as the University Laureate for one academic year. The laureate, who will be a highly visible representative of Penn State, can be a poet laureate, humanities laureate, or fine arts laureate, and will appear regularly at University events University-wide and throughout the state at community and statewide events.

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Penn State Alum Shadows Famous Groundhog

Ben Hughes, a hospital vice president in northwest Pennsylvania and a 1985 Penn State graduate from the College of Health and Human Development, also has an important second job. He wrangles the media and acts as bodyguard for one of the Commonwealth's most famous residents. In a few days Hughes will don attire worthy of the red carpet, and at a predetermined time, his celebrity charge is expected to make a highly anticipated decision that will be recorded live by a large international corps of reporters. No, George Clooney hasn't moved to Pennsylvania. Hughes is the handler for Punxsutawney Phil.

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Faculty Who Use Newspapers In Classroom Can Get Free Subscriptions

Faculty who include newspaper readership as part of their required coursework can receive a daily subscription of that paper at no cost. Eligible faculty should e-mail the program at newspapers@psu.edu and provide their contact information, office address and a copy of the course syllabus requiring student newspaper readership as an e-mail attachment. The New York Times and USA Today are available at most Penn State campuses. The Centre Daily Times is available as a local paper at University Park. Not all local papers at other campuses offer faculty subscriptions.

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Beaver Hands Hazleton Its First Conference Loss, Defeats Wilkes-Barre

The Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions enjoyed a winning weekend at home when they defeated two conference opponents. They beat Penn State Hazleton, 78-66, on Friday and Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 82-42, on Saturday. Beaver's win on Friday broke the perfect conference record that Hazleton was carrying.

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Beaver Lady Lions Winning Streak Continued Over Weekend

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions' three-game winning streak continued at home this weekend when they defeated Penn State Hazleton, 64-39, on Friday and Franciscan University, 70-54, on Saturday. The victory over Hazleton gave Beaver another conference win.

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