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Deep concern expressed over Rendell's planned cuts to University funds


In introducing a new round of potential state budget cuts for 2009-10, Gov. Ed Rendell proposed last week what could be devastating cuts in the Commonwealth's appropriation to Penn State. The governor's proposed reductions would set the University back to its appropriation level in 1996. Penn State would go from the current year's initial appropriation of $338 million to $278 million in 2009-10.


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Free concerts are open to the public at the Brodhead Cultural Center


The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center continues its 33rd summer season of programming with two free concerts. The Monaca Cornet Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14 in the Center's J.P. Giusti Amphitheater. The Pittsburgh Banjo Club will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at the Center. A rain date for the Monaca Cornet Band is scheduled for the following evening, but there is no rain date for the Banjo Club show. For information about other summer shows at the Brodhead Cultural Center, call the Events Hotline at (724) 773-3600, e-mail rxm70@psu.edu, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead.


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Quilt display conveys victims' emotional turmoil


Every year, Penn State Beaver Campus Library displays a quilt created by women and children from the Beaver County Women's Center, called the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness Quilt.


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Summer enrichment and sports camps for youth offered on campus


The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education and the Department of Athletics will host a variety of academic enrichment and athletic camps this summer for children ages 3 to 18. For more information or to register for camps, contact the Continuing Education office at (724) 773-3700 or visit www.beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.htm.


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Hookstown Fair is summer theme at Baker-Dungan Museum


This summer the Baker-Dungan Museum at the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center is featuring the history of the Hookstown Fair as its theme.  This summer marks the 63rd anniversary of the fair. The museum is open from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. before each of the shows held at the Brodhead Cultural Center's J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. For more information, call (724) 773-3610.


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'Spend a Summer Evening' program will be held July 21


Prospective students and their families are invited to attend the "Spend a Summer Evening" program at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 in the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. To register, call (877) JOIN-PSU or visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on "Admissions."


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Tickets are on sale for summer musical


Tickets are now on sale for the Center Theater Players production of the musical comedy 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.'  Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, and Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1 in the auditorium of the Beaver Campus Student Union Building.


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Chapin publication appears in journal


An article by John Chapin, associate professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, was recently published in an international journal. 'Domestic Violence Beliefs and Perceptions Across the Lifespan' appeared recently in the International Journal of the Humanities, 7, 49-57.


Chapin is a health communications and health-risk expert who works with Crisis Center North (CCN), a nonprofit counseling and educational resource center for victims of domestic violence in Allegheny County. Chapin has been recognized regionally and state-wide for his work with CCN which serves victims of domestic and relationship violence and works toward the elimination of community held beliefs and behaviors that perpetuate it.


Chapin can be contacted at jrc11@psu.edu or 724-773-3877.

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Senior vice president retires, leaves legacy of quality


It has been over 40 years since Gary Schultz first stepped onto the Penn State campus as a student. At the end of June he will step off as one of the most influential leaders in Penn State's history.

It's not surprising that during Schultz's 14-year tenure as senior vice president for finance and business/treasurer, the organization's slogan was "quality service, quality people." Through his vision and initiatives, the

Office of Finance and Business (F&B) has helped the University grow and succeed in many areas, from enrollment size to research capabilities. Much of that success can be attributed to the quality service the organization provides the University.


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Big Ten Network's 'Expert Opinion' series addresses sports issues


Bigger, flashier, pricier sports venues. Skyrocketing coaches' salaries.  Student-athletes juggling full-time classes and full-time practice schedules.  "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier," a new series debuting Thursday, July 9, on the Big Ten Network, examines these and other issues in American college sports.


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The Medical Minute: Multidisciplinary cancer care


A diagnosis of cancer can be a frightening time for anyone, but today, the cancer patient need not go it alone. Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute offers teams of doctors that are leaders in cancer treatment and research, providing expert diagnosis, advanced multidisciplinary surgical treatment, unique radiation oncology treatment and innovative medical therapy, according to the latest edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


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Probing Question: How do Ponzi Schemes work?


According to Ed Ketz, an associate professor of accounting at Penn State, a Ponzi Scheme is simple. Victims are lured by the promise of fantastic returns on their money. Impressive-sounding terms such as "hedge futures trading," "high-yield investment programs," and "offshore investment" are bandied about, but in reality, the dividends paid to investors don't come from prudent analysis of the markets. Instead, Ponzi payouts come from the cash deposited by other investors.


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