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SGA blood drive is a success

The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association (SGA) conducted a blood drive on campus on April 4 in conjunction with the American Red Cross. More than 25 people donated blood at the event which was held in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. For information about how to donate blood at the next Blood Drive, contact the Beaver campus Office of Student Activities at (724) 773-3956 or ekr5000@psu.edu, or visit http://www.redcross.org.

Mini-grants help meet challenges of high-risk drinking, drug abuse

The need to provide programming and other initiatives to educate students on the dangers of high-risk drinking, smoking and other drug abuse exists at all Penn State campuses. To meet that need, Penn State's Commission for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) -- for the past four years -- has awarded more than $100,000 in mini-grants to campuses other than University Park in support of such initiatives.

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ConocoPhillips, Penn State partner on nationwide energy prize program

ConocoPhillips and Penn State are launching the ConocoPhillips Energy Prize, an awards program that seeks to recognize new ideas and original, actionable solutions that can help improve the way the United States develops and uses energy.

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The Medical Minute: What is vascular disease?

In simplest terms, "vascular" is a word that refers to blood vessels, those little tubes called arteries and veins that carry blood throughout the body. Health professionals often describe blood vessels based on their location, such as cardiovascular (heart), cerebrovascular (brain), and peripheral vascular (all the other vessels in the body). The most common diseases of veins, according to the new editions of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, are varicose veins and venous thrombosis (clots), which range in severity.

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Softball team projected to finish no.1 in PSUAC

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions softball team has been projected to finish first in the PSUAC Pre-season Coaches Poll. Beaver is coming off a 2007 season in which it finished 31-6 overall and 19-1 in the PSUAC. The team was the champion when it closed its regular season, but fell to Penn College in the conference championship.

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Beaver Lady Lions score two victories over Franciscan

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions softball team defeated Franciscan University in a doubleheader at Beaver, 18-3 and 12-3, on Wednesday, April 9. In game one, sophomore Sam Neely (Northgate High School) pitched five innings, gave up two hits, walked one and struck out five. Neely gave up three runs, none earned. Offensively, sophomore Jamie Clouse (Laurel High School) led the way with four hits and six RBIs.

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