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Beaver campus class and holiday schedule announced

Friday, Dec. 19 is the last day of final exams at Penn State Beaver. Harmony Hall residence hall re-opens for spring semester on Sunday, Jan. 11 and classes resume at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12. Penn State Beaver will close for the holidays at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 and will resume normal operations at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. Some offices will be open on Friday, Jan. 2, but visitors are urged to call ahead first to ensure the office is staffed. For details or additional information about campus services, contact the Office of Finance and Business at cap9@psu.edu, lah16@psu.edu, or (724) 773-3502. In the event of an emergency while the campus is closed, contact Beaver campus Police Services, (724) 773-3888. Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Beaver alum is speaker for 41st commencement

Don Herr, director of finance for the Renaissance Orlando Resort (Marriott International), will be the keynote speaker for the 42st commencement at Penn State Beaver at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. Herr attended Beaver campus before completing his degree in accounting at Penn State University Park in 1987.

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Engineering students present design projects

Four design project presentations were made recently by Penn State Beaver students in the Engineering Design class taught by James A. Hendrickson, instructor in engineering. Each project was sponsored by a group or organization.

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Students invite campus to join MLK service project

The Penn State Beaver Alpha Phi Omega fraternity interest group and the Office of Student Affairs invite campus students, faculty, and staff to participate in the annual Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off service project honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19. No classes will be held that day, but all University offices will be open and operations will proceed as normal.

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Course schedules available for spring and summer semesters

Penn State Beaver course schedules for the 2009 spring and summer semesters
at Penn State Beaver are available. To view the schedules, visit
http://www.beaver.psu.edu/Academics/registrar.htm?cn21A. For additional
information about classes or registration, contact the Beaver campus
Registrar's Office at gsd10@psu.edu or (724) 773-3786.

Penn State researchers make Discover Magazine's top 100

The work of several Penn State researchers -- political scientists Eric Plutzer and Michael Berkman and graduate student Julianna Pacheco; Dennis vanEngelsdorp, acting state apiarist for Pennsylvania and senior extension associate at Penn State; and Robert Eckhardt, professor of developmental genetics and evolutionary morphology -- is highlighted in three stories that are part of Discover Magazine's "Top 100 Stories of 2008" in the current January 2009 issue.

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Ex-terrorists may be key to reducing militancy

The scourge of modern terrorism can be tackled more effectively by understanding how and why certain individuals give up their violent ways, according to a counter-terrorism expert who says information gleaned from ex-terrorists could provide clues to checking the growth of militant organizations.

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The Medical Minute: Lung cancer, a global health problem

More than 1.2 million cases of lung cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. It is estimated that approximately 215,020 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2008 in the United States, with nearly 161,840 resultant deaths accounting for around 29 percent of all cancer deaths. More people will die of lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. While the majority of cases of lung cancer are related to tobacco smoke, lung cancer in nonsmokers (approximately 10 percent), particularly women, also is a major problem.

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Lions and Lady Lions defeat Penn College Wildcats

On Sunday, Dec. 14 Penn State Beaver's men's and women's basketball teams hosted and defeated PSUAC rival Penn College Wildcats, 91-86 and 76-64, respectively. The Lions are 4-1 in the PSUAC and 5-3 overall. They return to action when they host Penn State Fayette, 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20. The Lady Lions are undefeated in the PSUAC, 6-0, and are at 8-3 overall. The women will travel for a nonconference game at Kent State Tuscarawas at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.

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