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Beaver alum is speaker for 40th commencement

Carl A. Bartuch Jr., chairman of Bartuch Holdings Ltd. in Texas and a Penn State Beaver alumnus, will be the guest speaker at the campus' 40th commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. More than 60 students will receive master's, baccalaureate and associate degrees. Bartuch owns High Tech Finishing, which customizes aviation interior plating, and Houston-based Keggs candies. Bartuch holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Penn State. For more information, visit http://www.htf.net/contact.html or http://www.keggscandies.com/. For information about commencement, contact the Beaver campus Office of Academic Affairs at djm5@psu.edu or (724) 773-3571.

IST students, faculty design system for Hopewell Township payments

Pat Clemson, instructor in information sciences and technology (IST), Peter DeNardis, adjunct instructor in IST, and students Christopher Lobozzo and Steven Strutt were honored recently by the Board of Directors of the Township of Hopewell. The board recognized the students and instructors for designing a computer program that enables Hopewell Township to accept online and office credit card payments, the first program of its kind in Beaver County. The new system has dramatically increased the amount of payments made promptly by thousands of dollars and has saved the township money by decreasing the number of reminder notices and re-billing invoices to be sent. For information, contact Clemson at pac20@psu.edu or (724) 773-3971.

Undergraduate Research Fair winners announced

Three students won top honors for their research and participation in the annual Penn State Beaver Undergraduate Research Fair held recently on campus. A total of twenty-four students discussed their research during oral and / or poster presentations and were required to work with a faculty mentor in researching their topic and preparing a presentation.
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Today is last day to register for ALA Tutor Training Workshop

Friday, April 18, is the last day to register for the Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action (ALA) 12-hour Tutor Training Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. April 21, 23, 28 and 30 at the ALA Office, 336 College Ave., Beaver. The workshop will instruct volunteers interested in working as one-on-one tutors or classroom aides. Participants will learn about the various facets of the ALA program, including GED preparation and how to teach reading. Upon completion of the workshop, volunteers will receive a National ProLiteracy America Volunteer Tutor Training Certificate of Completion. Advance registration is required and must be received by April 18. To register, call the ALA office at (724) 773-7810 or fax a message to ALA at (724) 773-7303.

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Women's Center partners with library to increase awareness of needs

The Penn State Beaver library and the Women's Center of Beaver County are partnering to increase awareness of the needs of the center which is committed to promoting safety and independence with the goal to reduce and eliminate the causes and effects of abuse. The center strives to educate the public to provide shelter, counseling, support, advocacy, and education to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Third annual Communications Day is April 23

Penn State Beaver's Third Annual Communications Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Student Union Building auditorium and classrooms. The event is planned as a class project and hosted by students from the "Public Relations Media and Methods" class.

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Nancy Woods receives Good Citizenship Medal

Nancy Woods, director of Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action (ALA), recently received the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal awarded by the Gen. Anthony Wayne Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The award was made in recognition of Woods notable services on behalf of American principles through her professional and personal community service. Woods can be contacted at ncw1@psu.edu or (724) 773-7810.

Legislative debate held on campus

More than 125 people gathered in Penn State Beaver's Student Union Building auditorium on Thursday evening to attend a free legislative debate open to the public. Participants included the local candidates running for state representative in Districts 10, 14, 15, and 16 as well as those running for state senator. State representative candidates are Rep. Vince Biancucci, Jim Christiana, Donald Despines Jr., Rep. Jaret Gibbons, Domenic Leone, Rep. Jim Marshall, Robert F. Matzie, Bob Morabito and Dennis Rousseau. Participating in the senatorial debate are Jeff Harris, Jason M. Petrella, Rep. Sean Ramaley and Elder Vogel Jr. The event was underwritten by Comcast, sponsored by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Beaver campus.

Monroe retires after 30 years of service

James Monroe, professor of physics, retired from Penn State on Dec. 31.
Monroe began his career at Penn State Beaver in 1977 and served the campus and its students for 30 years while achieving impressive records in teaching, research and service.

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