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Admissions office will hold 'Spend a Summer Day' program June 19


The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will hold a "Spend a Summer Day" program at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the Student Union Building on campus. Refreshments will be available until 9:30 a.m. when the program begins. Participants will learn about options available at Penn State, including academic programs, financial aid and the admission process. Guests also will speak with campus staff and students, and campus tours will be provided by the Beaver campus Lions Ambassadors. At the conclusion of campus tours, Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream will be served. To register or for more information, contact the Admissions Office at 877-JOIN-PSU or send an e-mail to br-admissions@psu.edu.


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Veterans Expo to take place June 19 at Penn State Beaver


Penn State Beaver and the Beaver County Times will cosponsor a free Beaver County Veterans Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the Beaver campus Student Union Building. The event is open to veterans, their families and the public. The event will feature businesses and services that benefit veterans, soldiers and their families. Participants can explore post-military educational opportunities, connect with other veterans and veterans groups, and learn what local businesses, agencies and organizations can offer veterans.


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Tickets now on sale for 'Cabaret' at Penn State Beaver


Tickets are now on sale for the Center Theatre Players' production of Cabaret, the Tony and Oscar Award-winning musical directed by Sandy Reigel, which will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 29; Friday, July 30; and Saturday, July 31; in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Cabaret is presented as part of the Brodhead Cultural Center's 34th summer season of programming for the public. Tickets are $14, and advance ticket purchase is suggested. Cabaret is for mature audiences. All seating is general. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m. prior to each performance.  Auditorium doors open for audience seating at 6:45 p.m. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, call the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610 or visit www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead.


Vanessa Campagna, Banjo Club open Cultural Center summer season


Beaver County singing sensation Vanessa Campagna will open the 34th summer season of the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, in the J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. The series will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, with a free concert by the Pittsburgh Banjo Club directed by Frank Rossi. In the event of rain or inclement weather, concerts will be held in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building.


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'Expert Opinion' Monday shows take on athlete management, officiating


Two new episodes of the Big Ten Network's "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier" debuting on June 21 and June 28 take on popular sports-talk topics on the big screen and during game-day debates.  The "Athlete Management and Representation" edition of "Expert Opinion" is scheduled to begin airing at noon Eastern time on Monday, June 21 and "Inside the World of Officiating" is scheduled to air at noon Eastern time on Monday, June 28.


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The Poet's Perspective: 'Man of the Year' depicts a complex father


Robin Becker, the 2010-11 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies, will be sharing her poems during the following year, aiming to engage people "in the deep pleasures of poetry -- language crafted and shaped from words, the 'ordinary' material we all use every day," to explore how and why poems move us. She begins with a poem titled "Man of the Year," a piece that depicts the complexity of the speaker's father. Becker uses imagery from the legend of Robin Hood to help tell the subject's life story.


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Video: Researcher studies warming oceans' effects on coral reef life


Iliana Baums, an assistant professor of biology at Penn State, dons scuba gear for work. She studies coral reef ecosystems, the "forests of the oceans," diverse habitats that are vital to many species of ocean life. Warming ocean temperatures disrupt that ecosystem and cause episodes of coral bleaching, which, over time, can kill coral and the life supported by it. Watch a video as Baums explains her research conducted under the sea.


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Probing Question: What does the SPF rating of sunscreen mean?


"Tanned skin is damaged skin." That's the dire message from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We need a little sun exposure for vitamin D production, but too much sun increases the risk of skin cancer. SPF stands for sun protection factor, but it specifically indicates protection against the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays that cause sunburn, said Kimberly Mallett, research associate in the Penn State Prevention Research Center. Mallett recommends "a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays with a minimum SPF of 30."


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The Medical Minute: Natural remedies for people with diabetes


Disease remedies using plant products fill the market, but most have not been tested well enough to be able to assure patients that they really work or that they are safe. Here is what is known about a few products that are often of interest to patients with diabetes.


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