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Author and human rights activist Loung Ung will speak on campus

 

Penn State Beaver will feature renowned author, lecturer, and human rights activist Loung Ung in a free program open to the public at noon, Monday, Nov. 16, in the Student Union Building auditorium. Ung will speak about her

experiences of survival under the Khmer Rouge as well as her best-selling memoir, "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers." This national best-seller details Ung's survival of the killing fields of Cambodia, one of the bloodiest episodes of the 20th century. For information about the program, visit www.beaver.psu.edu or contact the Beaver campus Office of Student Affairs at 724-773-3951 or dxt24@psu.edu.

 

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Reservations are available for children's play in April

 

In April 2010 Penn State Beaver Theatre will present "The Frog Prince," for school and pre-school groups in the Student Union Building auditorium on campus. The play is adapted from the Grimm Brothers' classic fairy tale.

Reservations are now being accepted and school groups are advised to make reservations early. To make reservations for the play, contact Linda Garlitz, Penn State Beaver staff assistant, at 724-773-3574 or lkg5@psu.edu.

 

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Alumni chapter elects 2009-10 officers, board members

 

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (BVACPSAA) has elected its Board of Directors officers and members for 2009-10. The BVACPSAA is open for membership to the public. Members do not need to be Penn State alumni or attendees. For information about joining the chapter or its activities, visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on "Alumni and Friends," or call the Penn State Beaver Office of Campus and Community Relations at 724-773-3815 or e-mail amk6@psu.edu.

 

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Plan now for 90s Penn State Beaver alumni reunion

 

Penn State alumnus Thereen Daley is organizing a Penn State Beaver reunion for all Beaver alumni, although she is especially targeting those who attended Beaver during the 1990s. The event is set for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17,

2010, at Center Stage, 1489 Brodhead Road, Monaca. Tickets are $65 and include dinner, open bar, Penn State keepsake, a DJ, and a donation that will provide funds for Penn State Beaver students in need. Tours of campus also will be provided from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance. For event information, send an e-mail to ReunitingClassmates_77@verizon.net or contact the Penn State Beaver Development Office at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.  Join the "Penn State Beaver Reunion This Spring" Facebook group to receive updates.

 

Admissions office will host November application workshops

 

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host two application workshops.  The first will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 21 and the second will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30. Both programs will be in the Student Union Building. The workshops are designed to help prospective students and their families complete the Penn State application. Participants applying directly to Penn State with Beaver as their first preference may receive a decision immediately if they bring their official high school transcripts to the workshop. Financial aid information and campus tours also be available. Registration for the application workshops is not required. For

more information, contact the admissions office at 1-877-JOIN-PSU, br-admissions@psu.edu, or AOL IM: BrAdmissions.

 

 

Fall Faculty Symposium moved to Nov. 18

 

Penn State Beaver will continue its Fall Faculty Symposia with a presentation by Abhijit Dutt, instructor in information sciences and technology, at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. His topic is cloud computing. The symposium was postponed from an earlier date. The public is invited to attend this free program. Dutt will introduce the emerging concept of cloud computing and describe some cloud computing platforms. He also will discuss the current importance of cloud computing and how it could impact society and businesses in general and the area of information sciences in particular. Research issues in this area also will be covered. Dutt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Tulsa and a master's degree in physics from the University of Calcutta, India. Dutt can be contacted at aud18@psu.edu or 724-773-3972.

Public can participate in Holiday Gift Drive for Children

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association invites the public to participate in the Annual Holiday Gift Drive for Children and Youth Services (CYS) of Beaver County. Gifts will be given to children who are

CYS clients. Participants should buy a gift(s) for a child(ren) they've selected from the list provided by the Alumni Chapter. Or, if preferred, donors can simply make a monetary gift to the Alumni Chapter whose members will purchase gifts for the children. For additional information about the CYS Gift Drive, contact the Beaver campus Office of Campus and Community Relations at 724-773-3815 or amk6@psu.edu.

 

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