Admissions office will hold free 'Spend a Summer Evening' program
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a free "Spend a Summer Evening" program at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, in the campus' Student Union Building. Prospective students and their families are welcome to attend. Participants will learn about a variety of Penn State options, including academic programs, the admissions process and financial aid. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to talk with Beaver campus students and staff and will be given a campus tour by the student Lion Ambassadors.
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Summer shows continue at Brodhead Cultural Center
The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's 34th season of summer programming continues in July with two free concerts and a production of the award-winning musical, "Cabaret." All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public. The Monaca Cornet Band will perform at the Cultural Center's J. P. Giusti Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 13, and the Metropolitan Symphonic Band will perform on Tuesday, July 20. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the concerts will be held in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 29, 30, and 31, the Center Theatre Players will present "Cabaret" in the auditorium.
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Tickets for 'Cabaret' now on sale 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.
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Academic and athletic youth camps offered in July
The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education and the Athletic Department are offering a variety of academic and athletic youth camps in July. To obtain more information or to register for any camp, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 724-773-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on 'Continuing Education.'
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Big Ten Network's 'Global Penn State' showcases service learning
College students who have studied overseas often return home finding that their experiences transformed them. Many Penn State students' global education focuses on service-learning projects in developing nations The results of their extended visits have transformed entire villages with improved quality of life. A Big Ten Network series premiering in July highlights several of these dual-benefit service-learning opportunities. "Global Penn State" debuts at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 25, on the Big Ten Network.
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Probing Question: Is a brick-and-mortar education passe?
Although students have come to expect the flexibility, convenience, and specialization of online learning, said Gary E. Miller, former executive director of Penn State's World Campus, attending classes on campus is not going away. The college experience now often includes many elements: study abroad, internships and online education. Like all institutions, universities grow and change, and Miller sees that process continuing.
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The Medical Minute: Track kids' social media use
Kids don't just call a friend to say "hi" anymore. Today, they often log on to social media (SM) sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, to touch base with others. These venues let children and teens set up a profile page and communicate with the kid next door or the cousin on another continent. But navigating through SM sites may raise problems for trusting and inexperienced youngsters. To encourage sensible use of these sites, a Penn State Hershey assistant professor of pediatrics offers some tips.
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