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Beaver students will travel to Trinidad, Tobago and Barcelona

During spring break 10 Penn State Beaver students will travel with faculty members to Trinidad, Tobago and Barcelona. Five students will visit Trinidad and Tobago with Juliette Storr, assistant professor of communications, as part of the Intercultural Communication course, and five students will travel to Barcelona, Spain with Kay Wijekumar, associate professor of information sciences and technology, to attend a conference of the International Association of Technology, Education and Development.

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Admissions will offer free Financial Aid Workshop

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will offer a free Financial Aid Workshop for prospective students and their families at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 7 in the Student Union Building.

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ALA's 14th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee set for March 12

Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action will host its 14th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Teams of three community members are invited to participate. Proceeds from the event will benefit Penn State Beaver's Adult Literacy Action (ALA), a nonprofit organization that provides free adult education in reading, writing, math, GED preparation, distance learning, English for speakers of other languages and family literacy. Last year ALA volunteer tutors and instructors served more than 800 adults at libraries and learning centers throughout Beaver County.

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Penn State Beaver Theatre will present Rumpelstiltskin

This year's annual children's play presented by Penn State Beaver Theatre will be Rumpelstiltskin, adapted from the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The play, which will be performed in the Beaver campus Student Union Building auditorium, will be presented this spring for school groups and children's organizations. Reservations are required. Tickets are $3 per person.

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It's easy to register for the PSUTXT campus alert system

All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to enroll in PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that lets you know via cell phone when classes are canceled due to weather conditions or if the campus has an emergency closure or other schedule alteration. Sign up now for PSUTXT and, when necessary, Penn State will send a text message alert directly to your cell phone.

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Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Fair set for April 1

The Eighth Annual Penn State Beaver Undergraduate Research Fair will be held Wednesday, April 1 in the Student Union Building. The event is designed to highlight student scholarship and research conducted on campus and showcases student presentations of in-depth, original, scholarly work, and research.  Projects are invited from all academic disciplines, including business, humanities, liberal arts, social sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and computer science.  

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Ninth Annual Alumni Society Golf Outing planned for Sept. 11

The Ninth Annual Penn State Beaver Alumni Society Golf Outing will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at Seven Oaks Country Club in Brighton Township. To register or provide support for the outing, all participants, donors and sponsors should contact Christina Winniewicz, external relations assistant at Penn State Beaver, at caw47@psu.edu or (724) 773-3817.

Scholarships available for women 40 and over

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is offering 100 scholarships to eligible women, age 40 or more, with moderate to lower incomes and limited financial resources who are seeking new job skills, training, and educational opportunities to support them and their families.

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Penn State Beaver men and women advance to USCAA Final Four

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team defeated the Central Maine Community College Lady Mustangs, 79-53, on Wednesday (March 4) in the first round of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Tournament at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Thursday, the Lady Lions came up with a thrilling, 59-58 win the Newport News Apprentice School Lady Builders at Penn State Fayette.  The Lady Lions now take on Spalding University at 3 p.m. Friday at Penn State Fayette in the USCAA Final Four. The Beaver men's basketball team, meanwhile, advanced to the USCAA Final Four with a win Thursday over Central Maine Community College, 85-76. The Lions next face Cincinnati Clermont at 10 p.m. Friday at Penn State Fayette.

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Three Lady Lions receive USCAA Player of the Week honors

Three sophomore members of the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team were named USCAA Players of the Week this season. Katie Landis is an engineering major from Rochester; Heather Sandusky is a health and human development major from New Brighton; and Jasmine Green is a business major from Allentown. For more information, visit www.beaver.psu.edu or http://www.theuscaa.com/news/POTW.

 Leadership named for faculty and staff campaign

Top volunteer leadership for the faculty and staff component of the University-wide fund-raising effort, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, is now in place, campaign Chairman Peter Tombros has announced. Chairing the faculty and staff campaign is John J. Romano, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and a veteran administrator in undergraduate education. "Recruitment of a team of highly respected and committed Penn Staters is an important forward step in assuring the success of one of the most important segments of the For the Future campaign," Tombros said.

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Probing Question: How does antibiotic resistance happen?

Antibiotic drugs are one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. Their increasingly widespread use, however, has accelerated the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says postdoctoral fellow Anne Buboltz. This process can be slowed by eliminating unnecessary prescriptions and reducing transmission of bacteria through simple practices like hand-washing.

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The Medical Minute: Screen for developmental hip dysplasia in infants

Developmental Dysplasia (DDH) describes the abnormal dislocated position of the femoral head (the ball part of the hip joint) out of the acetabulum (otherwise known as the cup) in the hip of infants. This disorder can lead to hip arthritis later in life if not treated in infancy. Early detection of DDH by regularly scheduled physical examinations can lead to simple, effective treatment with a Pavlik harness, according to this week's edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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