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Penn State sets $2 billion goal for campaign to help students


With more than $1 billion raised to date, Penn State has entered the public phase of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, with a goal that will make it the biggest fundraising effort in the University's history.  At a celebratory event held on April 23, President Graham Spanier announced that Penn State will aim to secure $2 billion by 2014 to ensure that the University can continue to offer an outstanding education to students from every economic background while benefiting the public through research and service.


"Penn State has made it possible for hundreds of thousands of individuals to sustain their families, advance their professions, and contribute to our country's strength," Spanier told more than 1,000 volunteers and donors gathered at the Bryce Jordan Center. "The For the Future campaign will ensure that we can continue to prepare our students for leadership in a world vastly different from any that previous generations have experienced."


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New members named to Penn State Beaver Advisory Board


Penn State President Graham Spanier has approved the appointment of six community members to the 2010-2011 Penn State Beaver Advisory Board. The board is comprised of 35 members of the community as well as student and Beaver campus representatives. The group meets five times during the academic year.  For information about the Advisory Board, contact the Office of the Chancellor at rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3553.


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Beaver alumnus is spring commencement speaker


Penn State Beaver alumnus James Janicki, of San Mateo, Calif., will be the speaker for Beaver's spring commencement at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 14, in the Student Union Building auditorium. Janicki graduated from Penn State University Park with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1986. The campus will host a reception in the Brodhead Bistro immediately following commencement ceremonies. 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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Advisory board and students honor Penn State Beaver faculty, staff


Seven Penn State Beaver faculty and staff members were honored for their campus contributions in and out of the classroom at the annual Awards Banquet held April 16. Awards were given by the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board and campus students. The Penn State Beaver Advisory Board Awards were sponsored by Eaton Corporation, which provided $500 per recipient.


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Alumni Society holds reception for former Beaver students


On Thursday, April 15, the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society hosted its annual reception for former Beaver campus students now attending Penn State University Park. The event was held in the Nittany Lion Inn's Alumni Lounge.  In addition, members of the society, along with Beaver campus faculty and staff, conducted focus groups with the students to learn more about their experiences in and out of the classroom at the Beaver and University Park campuses.


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Students honored at 42nd annual awards banquet


Penn State Beaver's 42nd annual awards banquet was held April 16, in the Student Union Building Lodge in celebration of student achievements throughout the academic year. Chancellor Gary Keefer provided the welcome and opening remarks, and Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, was master of ceremonies. Justin Vorbach, a junior business major, received the University's highest student honor, the prestigious Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, which recognizes a student's highest achievements in and out of the classroom at each Penn State location. Jacquelyn Matotek, a senior applied psychology major, was the finalist for the Walker Award. For information about the Annual Awards Banquet or student achievements, contact Dinello at cjd9@psu.edu or 724-773-3824, or contact Gartley at asb1@psu.edu or 724-773-3956.


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Women's basketball team completes community service plan


On Saturday, April 11, the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team culminated their 2009-10 community service plan by participating in the "Gateway to PA" trash sweep clean-up in Ohioville, along with members of the Independence Conservancy, Ohioville Borough, and PennDOT-Rochester. More than 35 volunteers worked together on the project. For more information about the program or the women's basketball team, contact Head Coach Bert DeSalvo at apd12@psu.edu or 724-773-3878.


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New journal of the arts available on campus


Panorama, Penn State Beaver's new journal of the arts, is now available. The publication features writing, art and poetry contributed by campus students, faculty and staff. Copies are available in the library and the Student Activities Suite, or between noon and 1 p.m. in the Brodhead Bistro. For more information about Panorama, contact Carol Schafer, associate professor of theater, integrative arts and women's studies, at cas33@psu.edu or 724-773-3591.



Olson presents paper, is dramaturg for PICT's Othello


Kristen Olson, associate professor of English at Penn State Beaver, presented a paper, "Mirroring in Measure for Measure," at the Shakespeare Association of America's annual convention held April 1-3 in Chicago. The conference is the largest annual international gathering of Shakespeare scholars. In addition, Olson will serve as the dramaturg for the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre's (PICT) production of Shakespeare's "Othello," which will run May 20 through June 12.


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The Medical Minute: Making fitness fun for everyone


Heading outdoors with family and friends is a great opportunity for children to have fun, be active, expand their imaginations and experience all the joys of nature. With longer, warmer days, it's important for families to consider adding outdoor activity to the daily schedule. Numerous studies have found that active play is an important part of healthy child development. Through play, children learn to interact with others, develop language skills, recognize and solve problems, and discover their potential.


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: April 20-24, 2010


Tuesday, April 20

Baseball - Doubleheader - Penn State Beaver 7, Penn State Fayette 3 and Penn

State Fayette 5, Penn State Beaver 3

Softball - Doubleheader - Penn State Beaver 11, Penn State Fayette 7 and Penn

State Beaver 11, Penn State Fayette 0


Thursday, April 22

Softball - Geneva College 9, Penn State Beaver 1


Friday, April 23

Baseball - Doubleheader - Penn State Beaver 14, Penn State Hazleton 13 and

Penn State Beaver 15, Penn State Hazleton 2

Softball - Doubleheader - Penn State Hazleton 2, Penn State Beaver 0 and Penn

State Beaver 11, Penn State Hazleton 4


Saturday, April 24

Baseball - Doubleheader - Penn State Beaver 9, Penn State Worthington-Scranton

2 and Penn State Beaver 14, Penn State Worthington-Scranton 0

Softball - Doubleheader - Penn State Beaver 10, Penn State Worthington

Scranton 0, Penn State Beaver 25, Penn State Worthington Scranton 3


For 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.