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Register now for youth enrichment and sports summer camps

Registration is open for eighteen youth camps that will be held at Penn State Beaver this summer. Offered through the Office of Continuing Education, the camps will be held in June, July, and August for children ages 3-18 and are open to the public.

The enrichment camps are: Cheerleading, Circus Camp, Crime Scene Investigation, Digital Video and Movie Production, French, Musical Theatre, Princess Camp, Robotics, Spanish, and Wizardry.  Sports camps are: Baseball, Basketball, Fitness, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.

To register or obtain more information, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/CE/youth.htm?cn21D for a complete listing of age appropriate camp times, dates, and details, or contact the Office of Continuing Education at bjb23@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.

Beaver Theatre will present children’s play, The Bremen Town Musicians

In April Penn State Beaver Theatre will present its annual spring children’s play, The Bremen Town Musicians, in the Student Union Building auditorium. Performances of this famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm are open to pre-schools, grade schools, youth organizations, and the public.

Students in the theatre acting and production class are the cast and crew members. The play is produced and directed by Dr. Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre and women’s studies. Technical support is provided by Keith Olash.

Performances for schools will be held as follows: April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24 at 10 a.m. and April 15 and 17 at 11:30am. One performance open to the public will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 13. Tickets for all performance are $3 per child and adult.

To make reservations or for more information, contact Linda Garlitz, faculty staff assistant, 

Alumni Society’s annual golf outing set for September 8

The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society will hold its Eighth Annual Golf Outing on Monday, Sept. 8 at Seven Oaks Country Club, Brighton Township. Proceeds from the outings are currently being used to enhance the society's endowed scholarship on campus and to support new signage for various campus buildings and areas. To date, the society’s golf outings have raised more than $65,000 designated for Beaver campus. Registration for foursomes and individuals is available as are golf outing sponsorships.

For more information, contact Diana Patterson, director of development and society liaison, 7
24-773-3558, or contact Christina Winniewicz, external relations assistant, 724-773-3817.

Alumni chapter invites public to March wine tasting

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association invites the public to attend a Wine Tasting, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 29 at Felicity Farms Bed and Breakfast in Brighton Township. Cost is $25 per person. Reservation deadline is March 22.

To make reservations or obtain more information, contact alumni chapter Board of Directors member Vicki Teets at vlteets@hotmail.com.

Nominations sought for Achieving Women Award

Every year the Penn State Commission for Women (CFW) recognizes an exceptional mentor in the University community and celebrates women who have shown remarkable professionalism and leadership at the University. Nominations are currently being sought for two awards: the Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award and the Achieving Women Award.
The Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award is presented each spring to a University employee who exemplifies Rosemary Schraer's giving of herself as a mentor and who has voluntarily, over a period of time, helped others recognize and achieve their potential. Consideration is given to any female employee who has a record of outstanding mentoring service that goes beyond the requirements of her employment duties and responsibilities.
The Achieving Women Award recognizes Penn State women who have shown notable leadership and are accomplished in their fields, have supported the University's diversity efforts and promoted equal opportunity, and / or have contributed to human causes and public service activities. These awards are presented to current employees and students of Penn State and its affiliates from each of the following categories: faculty, staff exempt, staff nonexempt, administrator, technical service, and undergraduate and graduate students, including postdoctoral fellows and scholars.
Awardees will be honored at a CFW luncheon on Friday, April 11 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Penn State University Park.

To submit nominations, visit http://www.equity.psu.edu/cfw/awards.asp or call the Commission for Women office at (814) 863-8493. Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15. For information, contact Molly Wertheimer at

Alonna Verrico is Penn State Beaver Athlete of the Week

Alonna Verrico was named the Penn State Beaver Athlete of the Week for helping the Beaver Lady Lions basketball team go 2-1 on the week. In a loss to Penn State Greater Allegheny, Alonna scored a season and career high of 18 points and followed that performance with her first career double-double (11 points and 10 rebounds) in a game against Franciscan University. A native of Rochester, Alonna is a sophomore major in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

For more information about campus athletics, contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, 
724-773-3826, or visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm.

Beaver Lady Lions Dominate Fayette

On Thursday the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team scored another conference victory at home when they defeated Penn State Fayette, 80-33.

Freshman Jasmine Green (Orange High School) was on fire for Beaver with 18 points, 8 assists, and 10 steals. Freshman Tasia McCargo (Beaver Falls High School) finished with 14 points, and freshman Heather Sandusky (New Brighton High School) contributed 13. Megan Stephens (Newport High School) pulled down 9 rebounds.

The Lady Lions are now 17-4 overall and 12-2 in the conference. They hit the road on Saturday, Feb. 9 when they take on Penn State Brandywine in another conference match-up at 1 p.m. 

For more information about Beaver campus athletics, contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, 724-773-3826, or visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm.

Beaver Lions Lose to Fayette in Double Overtime 

On Thursday, Feb. 7 the Beaver Nittany Lions hosted Penn State Fayette but lost in double overtime, 93-87.

At halftime Beaver led the game, 36-28, but in the second half Fayette began to advance. With 7 seconds left, sophomore Zack Fetchin (Hopewell High School) tied the game at 70-70. Moving into overtime, Fetchin had a lay-up with 1:30 left, but on a series of free throws from both teams, the game went into a tie, 77-77, and headed into double overtime.

Fetchin quickly scored four points, but Fayette came back with a 3-point shot, then shot another series of free throws, and won the game. Fetchin led Beaver with 37 points and 19 rebounds, and sophomore Tim Kubis (Hopewell High School) recorded 10 assists. 

The Beaver men are now 6-16 overall and 6-8 in the conference. On Saturday, Feb. 9 they travel to Penn State Brandywine for a 3 p.m. conference game. 

For more information about campus athletics, contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, 724-773-3826, or visit   http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm.