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Hanes to lead Commonwealth Campuses


Madlyn L. Hanes, chancellor and professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, will become the next vice president for Commonwealth Campuses at Penn State. Hanes will replace John J. Romano, who is retiring June 30 after 42 years of service to the University. (See http://live.psu.edu/story/43368 online.) Pending approval from the Board of Trustees, she will begin her position July 1.


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Penn State Beaver to upgrade recreation facilities


On March 19, Penn State's Board of Trustees approved the appointment of WTW Architects of Pittsburgh as the architect for the design of the Gymnasium Building addition at Penn State Beaver. The Board of Trustees architect/engineer selection committee recommended the appointment. WTW Architects will design and build a 4,000-square-foot addition to the existing gymnasium.


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Beaver alumnus is spring commencement speaker


James Janicki, a Penn State Beaver alumnus and a 1986 Penn State graduate, will be the speaker at Penn State Beaver's spring commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. Janicki, who holds a degree in chemical engineering, is vice president and general manager of Clinical Diagnostics, Life Technologies, Carlsbad, Calif. -- a $3.5 billion company. For information about commencement, contact Dee Mooney, staff

assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs, at djm5@psu.edu or 724-773-3571.


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Chirico, Hendrickson receive University awards


JoAnn Chirico, senior instructor in sociology; and James A. Hendrickson, instructor in engineering; both at Penn State Beaver, are the recipients of recent University awards. Chirico received the Multicultural Resource Center's Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Award, and Hendrickson is the recipient of the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Teaching Award. Chirico can be contacted at jxc64@psu.edu or 724-773-3846, and Hendrickson can be

reached at jah64@psu.edu or 724-773-3859.


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New faculty member hired for administration of justice program


Mary Pierce has been hired as assistant professor of administration of justice at Penn State Beaver and will begin teaching in the new administration of justice baccalaureate degree program that is being delivered jointly by Beaver, Penn State New Kensington, and Penn State Shenango in the fall. All required courses will be offered at each campus, although students should expect to take some courses via interactive video and/or the Web. Pierce is

currently an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Western Oregon University. She earned a doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009, a master's degree from New Mexico State University in 2003, and a bachelor's degree from Whitman College, Washington, in 2000. She can be contacted via the Beaver campus Office of Academic Affairs at djm5@psu.edu or 724-773-3571.


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Public invited to attend Blue and White Tailgate


The public is invited to attend a Blue and White Tailgate, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot by the Dickinson Law Building near Beaver Stadium at Penn State University Park. The event is sponsored by the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society and the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. Cost is $15 per person and includes a barbeque lunch of chicken, wings, pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and soft drinks.

Alcohol is permitted, but must be provided by participants. Checks are payable to Penn State Beaver. Reservations and payment are due by Friday, April 9 and can be made by contacting Mona DeLisio, Penn State Beaver external relations assistant, at mad25@psu.edu or 724-773-3817.


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Bats are topic of April 14 faculty speaker series lecture


The Penn State Beaver Spring Semester Faculty Speakers Series will conclude at noon, Wednesday, April 14, with a program by Cassandra Miller-Butterworth, assistant professor of biology, who will present "Illuminating the Darkness: The Upside Down World of Bat Research."


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Public invited to presentation on promoting excellence at home


The public is invited to attend a free program, 'Promoting Excellence at Home: Behaviors for Successful Families,' presented by Donald E. Sheffield, affiliate professor of education at Penn State Beaver at noon Wednesday, March 24, in room 15, Student Union Building at Penn State Beaver. The program is part of the campus Brown Bag Lunch Series.


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Admissions will host free open house in March


The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a free open house at 9 a.m. on March 27, in the Student Union Building on campus. Prospective students and their families will be able to explore Penn State opportunities, meet with faculty and current students, tour the campus and learn about the value of a Penn State degree.


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Students still seeking donations for Haitian earthquake victims


Penn State Beaver students and the Student Government Association (SGA) are continuing their fundraising efforts for victims of the January Haitian earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left more than 1 million people homeless. In February Beaver students and the Student Government Association (SGA) launched 'For the Love of Haiti,' a project designed to raise money for relief efforts for earthquake victims. Funds are being solicited in the Brodhead Bistro, in classroom buildings, administrative offices, and at athletic events. All donations will be channeled through the

SGA and given directly to UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.  Donations from the public are encouraged. Checks are payable to Penn State SGA and can be mailed to Denise Turyan, Office of Student Affairs, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061. For more information, contact project supervisors Becky Mulholland, adult and transfer admissions counselor, rmm27@psu.edu or 724-773-3809, or Robin Schreck, student activities and

residence life coordinator, ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: March 16-20, 2010


Tuesday, March 16

Baseball - Penn State Beaver vs. Saint Vincent College - Postponed


Thursday, March 18

Baseball - Doubleheader - Penn State Beaver 10, Geneva College 2; and Geneva

College 12, Penn State Beaver 4

Softball - Doubleheader - Penn State Beaver 6, Grove City College 3; and Grove

City College 8, Penn State Beaver 4


Friday, March 19

Baseball - Geneva College 17, Penn State Beaver 4


Saturday, March 20

Softball - Doubleheader - Thiel College 6, Penn State Beaver 5; and Thiel

College 8, Penn State Beaver 2


For updates and game scores for Penn State Beaver varsity sports, visit

www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics or contact the athletic department at

ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.


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