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Beaver alumnus James Janicki 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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Pittsburgh reception with Joe Paterno set for May 11


Penn State alumni and fans are invited to attend the first of three "Evening with Joe" events featuring legendary head coach of the Nittany Lion football team, Joe Paterno, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Other events will be held Thursday, May 27, at Hershey Lodge, in Hershey, Pa., and Wednesday, June 16, at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. Registration is open for all three events and is available by visiting http://www.alumni.psu.edu/eveningwithjoe/ online.  Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information, call the Penn State Alumni Association at 800-548-LION (5466), send an e-mail to alumni-events@psu.edu, or call The Nittany Lion Club at 800-NITTANY (648-8269).


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Admissions Office will host Spend a Summer Day program


The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Spend a Summer Day program at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the Student Union Building. Refreshments will be available until 9:30 a.m. when the program begins. To register or obtain more information, contact the Admissions Office at 877-JOIN-PSU or send an e-mail to br-admissions@psu.edu.


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Registration, sponsorships open for alumni society Golf Outing


Registration and sponsorships are now open for the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society's 10th annual Golf Outing to be held Friday, Sept. 10, at the Club at Shadow Lakes in Aliquippa, Pa. Proceeds from the outing will benefit the alumni society's endowed scholarship for Beaver campus students.


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Beaver baseball wins PSUAC championship, heads to USCAA tournament


On Sunday, May 2, the Penn State Beaver baseball team won the PSUAC Championship when it defeated Penn State Brandywine, 6-5, at Pullman Park in Butler, Pa. Beaver finished their season of regular play at 21-11 overall and 17-4 in the PSUAC. Beaver now moves into the USCAA Tournament which will be held May 9 - 13 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.


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Beaver softball team qualifies for USCAA tournament


For the fourth consecutive year, the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions softball team qualified for the USCAA national tournament being held May 7-11 in Firestone Stadium, Akron, Ohio.


Saturday, May 8

Robert Morris University Springfield (Illinois) 4, Penn State Beaver 2


Sunday, May 9

Penn State Hazleton 3, Penn State Beaver 2

Penn State Beaver 10, Southern State Community College (Hillsboro, Ohio) 2


For updates and game scores, visit www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics or www.theuscaa.com, or contact the Beaver campus Athletic Department at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.



The Medical Minute: Happy 40th birthday -- time for your mammogram


Cake, ice cream, parties and your mammogram! The issue of when to get a screening mammogram has raised many questions over the past six months. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced new guidelines in November 2009. These recommendations did not include mammograms for average risk women ages 40-49. The members of this task force are primary care

physicians from across the country. Many breast specialists continue to support celebrating your 40th birthday with a mammogram.


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Probing Question: What is seed banking?


Nearly 1,000 kilometers north of Norway stands an impressive vault. Dug deep below the permafrost into solid rock, so far north that four months out of the year the sun doesn't shine, the vault contains some of mankind's most precious resources, preserved at a constant minus-8 degrees Celsius. What lies inside?  Gold? Irreplaceable art or fundamental human knowledge? No. These treasures are tiny, modest, unassuming: seeds. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is home to nearly half a million specimens from around the world and the most well-known example of a practice called "seed banking." So what is seed banking, and why is it important?


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