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Faculty respond to H1N1 with concern and a lesson in community


A third of the way into the fall semester, reports of H1N1 flu have continued to increase, according to Dr. Margaret Spear, director of University Health Services at Penn State. Easily spread among college-age students, the illness requires those who are sick to avoid public areas, such as work or class, and to stay away from people until they recover (self-isolate). To accomplish this many Penn State faculty, staff, students and peer tutors are responding in particularly helpful ways -- like encouraging students to stay home when they are ill.


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Visit Beaver campus Web site for tips on flu prevention


As the seasonal and H1N1 flu season approaches, the public is encouraged to visit the Penn State Beaver Web site at http://www.beaver.psu.edu. There, visitors will find a "Stay Healthy" link that offers information about flu prevention, symptoms and what to do if you have the flu, whether it is seasonal or H1N1. Other helpful sites to obtain flu information are available at http://www.flu.psu.edu/ and http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu online.



Campus will host eighth annual Beaver County College Fair


Penn State Beaver will host the Eighth Annual Beaver County College Fair, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 in the campus gymnasium. Representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, technical schools, and the military will be in attendance. Open to the public, this free event is cosponsored by Penn State Beaver and the Beaver County Times and is widely recognized as the premier college fair serving Beaver County students.


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Penn State Beaver athletics information available online


For constant updates and game scores for Penn State Beaver varsity sports, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics or contact the Athletic Department at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.



Musical group The Clarks to present free concert on Sept. 24


One of Pittsburgh's favorite bands, The Clarks, will present a free concert at Penn State Beaver on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Brodhead Cultural Center's J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. The show is Beaver campus' fifth annual Free Fall Concert. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Beaver campus gym.


Entry into the Brodhead Cultural Center will begin at 6 p.m. The Chris Higbee Project will open the concert at 7 p.m. followed by The Clarks at 8:30 p.m. No tickets are required. This is an alcohol-free event. For more information about the concert, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816.



Winners of Beaver Alumni Society Golf Outing announced


The Beaver County Times team won the ninth annual Penn State Beaver Alumni Society Golf Outing held Monday, Sept. 11, at Seven Oaks Country Club, Brighton Township. Team members were Alan Buncher, Larry Boggs, Vaughan Vacar, and Scott Kegel. For information about the Tenth Annual Penn State Beaver Alumni Society Golf Outing in 2010, contact Diana Patterson, director of development and alumni society liaison, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.


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Awardees honored at EOC luncheon


The Educational Opportunity Centers of Southwestern Pennsylvania (EOC of SWPA) held its annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon at Penn State Beaver on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Special Events Room of the Student Union Building.  The EOC Perseverance Award was given to Lisa Filippi, a non-traditional student who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting at the Community College of Allegheny County. The Friends of EOC Award was presented to Margaret Stoughton, an employee of Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action who teaches GED and general education courses at the Beaver County Jail. EOC offices can be contacted by visiting http://www.equity.psu.edu/eocswpa/ or by calling Beaver campus, 724-773-3768; Greater Allegheny campus, 412-675-9078, or Fayette campus, 724-430-4100, ext. 4796.


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John Chapin is co-presenter for Russian delegates


On Wednesday, Sept. 16, John Chapin, associate professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, was a co-presenter for the Magee Womancare International delegation from Kyrgyzstan at Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC. The Civic Hosting Program Domestic Violence Prevention event was sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center and the Library of Congress.


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Pittsburgh G-2O Explained: Watch Penn State experts on YouTube


Making sense of the complex issues the G-20 will tackle at their summit in Pittsburgh this month will be made a little easier thanks to a series of YouTube videos featuring Penn State educators. The list of challenges the G-20 faces is daunting: the global economic crisis, sustainable development, terrorist financing and climate change, among others.


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Probing Question: Is football similar to Roman gladiator games?


On several more Saturdays between now and mid-November, a caravan of pilgrims will arrive at University Park, Pa. Many will sport outlandishly colorful attire. Some will appear days beforehand and live in tents, setting up camp outside Beaver Stadium. And on game day, as many as 107,000 fans will crowd into one of the the largest stadiums in North America. Still  more will feast and imbibe from their vehicles while listening to the thunderous roar of the crowd inside. Given its nature and its prominent position in our culture, is football the Roman gladiator sport for modern Americans? Professor Garrett Fagan sees many similarities, and at least one big difference


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