Beaver will host annual Penn State Day and Homecoming
Penn State Beaver will host its annual Penn State Day and Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a variety of events scheduled on campus throughout the day. For information about Penn State Day and Homecoming, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/homecoming or contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3815.
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Campus will host eighth annual Beaver County College Fair
Penn State Beaver will host the eighth annual Beaver County College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on 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. For information, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/ or call 724-773-3801.
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Admissions will offer Columbus Day application workshop
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will offer a free Columbus Day application workshop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, in the Admissions Office at the student union building. Event registration is not required.
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Penn State librarians pen entries for encyclopedia
Penn State Beaver Librarian Courtney Young and Penn State Abington Librarian Alexia Hudson are contributors to the recently released "Oxford Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century." Young wrote five entries, on African American astronauts, science fiction author Octavia Butler, actress Pam Grier, astronaut and professor Mae Jemison and librarian Dorothy Porter. For more information on Young's entries, see: http://www.br.psu.edu/32283.htm#NEWS32283
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About 1,600 attend free Clarks concert on campus
About 1,600 people attended a free concert by The Clarks on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's J.P. Giusti Amphitheater. The Clarks, one of Pittsburgh's most celebrated rock bands, were the featured performer for the fifth annual Penn State Beaver Free Fall Concert. The Chris Higbee Project opened the show at 7 p.m., followed by the Clarks at 8:30 p.m. The event was open to the public and sponsored by the Student Activity Fee, Beaver campus, and the Beaver County Times.
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Penn State Beaver Scoreboard: Sept. 19-22
See scores from various games involving Penn State Beaver's athletic teams.
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Probing Question: Is the Ark of the Covenant real?
"Different people will give you different answers to that question," said Baruch Halpern, professor of ancient history and religious studies. "The Ark is a regular feature in the Old Testament, making several appearances in the first five books of the Bible. There are many consistent references to the Ark, and when you add it all up, it seems like the Ark was a real article."
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The Medical Minute: Robotic surgery for treatment of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States (excluding skin cancers) and is second only to lung cancer as a contributor to cancer deaths in American men. In 2009, it is estimated that 192,280 new cases will be diagnosed and more than 27,000 men will die of prostate cancer. The lifetime probability of developing prostate cancer is one in six for American men. Current treatment alternatives for clinically localized prostate cancer include removal of the prostate gland (surgery), radiation to the cancerous prostate (external beam or radioactive seed implants), active surveillance, or other treatments (hormonal or cryotherapy). Robotic surgery represents the next potential iteration for advances in minimally invasive surgery, 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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