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Beaver alumna will be fall commencement speaker

 

Kimberly J. Kockler, a Penn State Beaver alumna, will be the guest speaker at the campus' fall commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in the Student Union Building auditorium. Kockler holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Penn State and is vice president of government affairs for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA).

 

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Penn State Beaver to hold, sponsor free holiday concert

 

The Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Monaca Cornet Band will present a free concert of holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For information, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3610.

 

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Engineering students give presentation for firefighters

 

On Thursday, Dec. 9, a group of Penn State Beaver students from the Engineering Design course gave a demonstration to area firefighters and firefighting equipment manufacturers who gathered at the Pine Run Volunteer Fire Department in Freedom, Pa. The course is taught by James A. Hendrickson, instructor in engineering at Beaver. Working in teams throughout the fall semester, students interviewed 57 Beaver County fire departments and firefighting equipment manufacturers to conduct research on improving and enhancing firefighters' safety and equipment, including equipment for the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT).  Fire chiefs, volunteer firemen, and representatives from the Mine Safety Appliances Company and Scott Health and Safety attended the presentation. Both companies are leading global producers of innovative, enhanced firefighting equipment. For more information about the event or the students' project, contact Hendrickson at jah64@psu.edu or 724-773-3859.

 

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Campus announces holiday schedule

 

Penn State Beaver will close for the holidays at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 and will re-open at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3. Classes will resume on campus at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. For emergencies, contact University police on campus at 724-773-3888.

 

 

Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Dec. 6-10, 2010

 

Dec. 6

Men's Basketball - Geneva College 79, Penn State Beaver 56

Women's Basketball - Lock Haven University 71, Penn State Beaver 55

 

Dec. 10

Men's Basketball - Penn State Beaver 79, Penn State Schuylkill 71

Women's Basketball - Penn State Beaver 82, Penn State Schuylkill 36

 

For continuous updates and game scores, visit www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics, or

contact the athletic department at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.

 

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