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Campus, Chamber of Commerce cosponsor Beaver County Job, Career Fair

Penn State Beaver and the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce will cosponsor the Beaver County Job and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the campus gym. The event is free to the public. The Job and Career Fair is designed for those businesses, groups or organizations seeking part-time, full-time and/or seasonal employees.

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Three new courses are offered for spring semester 2009

Penn State Beaver is offering three new courses for spring semester 2009: "Introduction to North American Archaeology," "Communication Arts and Sciences" and "Geology of National Parks."

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Remember to register for free PSUTXT

Penn State encourages faculty, staff, students, and their families to register for PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that sends a text message alert to your cell phone if classes or campus schedules are changed or canceled due to weather conditions or other campus situations. Registration is effective immediately. To register, visit http://newswires.psu.edu/ and click
on the PSUTXT REGISTER button at the bottom of the page. If you have questions
or need more information, contact Annemarie Mountz at amountz@psu.edu.

SGA blood drive set for Nov. 7

The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. For information, e-mail Stephanie Shearer at ses1014@psu.edu or Jessica Jackson at jrj15@psu.edu or (724) 773-3947. For donor eligibility guidelines, visit the American Red Cross Web site at http://www.redcross.org/donate/give/ or call (800) 448-3543.

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Taikoza brings free Japanese performance to campus

Taikoza, a Japanese Taiko drum group, will present a free performance at Penn State Beaver from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the taiko drums to create a unique, energetic energy and sound. The taiko is a large, barrel-like drum that sounds like rolling thunder.

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Admissions Office offers free programs for prospective students

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will offer a free Be a Penn State Student for a Day program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. Advance reservations are needed.  Participants will enjoy a free lunch with campus students and choose to attend three classes in a variety of areas, including accounting, business, calculus,
chemistry, economics, engineering, psychology, sociology and more. In addition, students can meet individually with an admissions counselor and submit an application for admission to Penn State. To register for either event or for more information, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu and click on "Admissions," call (877) JOIN-PSU, use AOL IM: BrAdmissions or send e-mail to

Campus United Way Committee conducts gourmet food sale

The public is invited to enjoy Joe Corbi's gourmet pizza, pastries, breads, and pretzels to help the Penn State Beaver United Way Committee raise funds for the United Way of Beaver County. A large selection of food items and holiday gifts is available, including gourmet pizza, cookie dough, cinnamon rolls,chee-zee bread, cinna-bread, pretzels, calzones, pumpkin rolls, cinnamon
twists, pies, and cheese cakes. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Beaver County.  

Checks are payable to Penn State UW Benefit Fund and orders can be placed
with any of the following members of the United Way Committee:
Dana Alvetro - dlb31@psu.edu or 724-773-3762
Darlene Mancini - zdm1@psu.edu or 724-773-3778
Carol Pistachio - cjp10@psu.eduor 724-773-3792
Denise Turyan - dxt24@psu.edu or 724-773-3951
Renata Shaw - rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3553
Jennie Ward - juw7@psu.edu or 724-773-3789
Christina Winniewicz - caw47@psu.edu or 724-773-3817

Penn State study: Some nonprofits provide considerable economic power

Organizations like the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind impact far more than the lives they aim to improve. According to a new Penn State report, the agency also is a player in the Pennsylvania economy--responsible for generating 2,573 jobs and $158 million of economic output last year directly through its own operations and indirectly through its purchases from other firms.

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University sees modest enrollment growth

Following yet another year of record applications to Penn State, the University is reporting modest growth in overall enrollment figures for fall semester 2008. Based on an annual "snapshot" taken at the end of the sixth week of fall semester classes, Penn State's 2008 enrollment for 24 campuses and the World Campus stands at 92,613, up from 90,609 a year ago. This figure includes all undergraduate, graduate, online, law and medical students. More
than half, or 1,095, of the University-wide enrollment increase is associated with students studying online and enrolled exclusively in World Campus course offerings. The University Park campus saw an increase in enrollment of 1,189 students, to 43,272. In addition, 840 students are enrolled in various Education Abroad programs, internships and co-ops, and other off-site
programs. Dickinson School of Law enrollment for fall semester 2008 stands at 643.

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Penn State program to explore opportunities, challenges of wind energy

Wind energy is becoming an important source of power for America's homes and businesses and a potential driver of economic development. Pennsylvania Wind Energy Symposium: Power for the Future, to be held Nov. 17 and 18 at The Penn Stater Conference Center, will give community groups, elected officials, business representatives, researchers and other interested parties a chance to learn more about wind energy and its capability to power the state.

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IT outsourcing could benefit rural hospitals, researchers find

A case study conducted by researchers in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) shows that smaller hospitals may be able to benefit by sharing an IT infrastructure with larger ones in the same geographic area.

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Did You Know? Musical Notes from the Penn State Laureate

Q: What does the conductor of an orchestra do?

A: There he is, waving his arms above an orchestra. Why can't the
instrumentalists play alone? A conductor is the leader and vital force in an
orchestral concert. He/she is responsible for choosing the music, studying the
music to provide insight and inspiration and then communicating his ideas to
the orchestral players to form a convincing interpretation of the music.

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Beaver soccer team loses in PSUAC playoffs

On Monday, Oct. 20, the No. 3 seed Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions soccer team lost in the PSUAC playoffs when they were defeated by visitor and No. 6 seed Penn State Hazleton, 3-1.Sophomore Isaac Shaffer (Riverside High School, Ellwood City) scored the team's only goal at the eight-minute mark and was assisted by Alex Dawson (Riverside High School, Ellwood City). Sophomore Cameron Fertenbaugh (Cumberland Valley High School, Camp Hill) faced seven
shots and saved four.

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Lady Lions volleyball team loses last game of season

On Wednesday, Oct. 22 the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions volleyball team lost their final match of the season, 3-0, when they traveled to take on the Lady Barons of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Franciscan won the sets, 25-18, 25-21, and 25-23.

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