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Spring semester Faculty Speakers Series will begin in February

Penn State Beaver's Spring Semester Faculty Speakers Series will begin with a
presentation titled "Thoughts About Marcellus Shale" presented by Peter
Deutsch, associate professor of physics. The program will be held from noon to
12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, room 16, Student Union Building. The program is
free and open to the public. Deutsch can be contacted at pd2@psu.edu or


Admissions will host free financial aid workshops

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host two free workshops for
prospective students and their families. A Financial Aid Workshop will be held
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the auditorium of the Student
Union Building. A FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Feb. 12, in the computer lab in the Laboratory Classroom
Building. To register or obtain more information about either workshop,
contact the Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu, call 1-877-JOIN-PSU,
or visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on Admissions.

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Sammons selected to participate in THON's 'Wigs for Kids' project

Judson Sammons, residence life coordinator at Penn State Beaver, is one of
only 20 people who have been selected to donate their hair onstage during the
upcoming Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) at Penn State
University Park's Bryce Jordan Center. The haircutting event will be held from
4:45 to 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and all donations will be given to the
THON Wigs for Kids project.

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Public invited to Alumni Association's City Lights program

The public is invited to attend an event on Thursday, May 12 at the ToonSeum
in Pittsburgh. The program is part of the seventh annual Penn State Alumni
Association City Lights cultural and educational program series. 'From Comic
Books to Hollywood: Superheroes at the Box Office' will be presented by Matt
McAllister, Penn State professor of communications. All City Lights events
require pre-registration and are open to Penn State alumni and friends. Ticket
prices vary, although members receive a discount. To register, or for more
information, including exact times and prices for each event, go to
http://www.alumni.psu.edu/events or call 800-548-LION (5466), option 0.



'Find Your Future' Feb. 7 on Big Ten Network features career fair tips

For college students from freshmen to seniors, attending a career fair can be
a significant step toward achieving professional goals. The "Find Your Career"
episode of the half-hour show "It's Your Time: Find Your Future," scheduled to
debut at noon Eastern time on Monday, Feb. 7, on the Big Ten Network, offers
tips from career services experts and corporate recruiters to help students
successfully navigate career fairs and present themselves to their best
advantage to prospective employers.

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Faculty publications are announced

Cassandra Miller Butterworth, assistant professor of biology at Penn State
Beaver, recently coauthored two articles. "Phylogeography of the Japanese
pipistrelle bat, Pipistrellus abramus, in China: the impact of ancient and
recent events on population genetic structure" was published in the Biological
Journal of the Linnean Society, 2010, by The Linnean Society of London.
"Contrasting Genetic Structure in Two Co-Distributed Species of Old World
Fruit Bat" was published in November by PLoS One, an interactive open-access
journal for the communication of all peer-reviewed scientific and medical
research. Miller-Butterworth can be contacted at cmm48@psu.edu or

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Beaver Valley Area alumni chapter to hold fifth annual Wine Taste

The public is invited to attend the Fifth Annual Wine Taste sponsored by the
Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association from 7 to 9:30
p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Felicity Farms Bed and Breakfast. Proceeds from
the event support the alumni chapter's outreach projects on behalf of Penn
State Beaver and the community. The evening includes a wide selection of wines
to sample as well as hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and an auction. Space is
limited, so guests should respond as quickly as possible. The event costs $35
per person or $60 per couple. To make reservations, contact Mike Hamilton at
mchamilton35@yahoo.com, or contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Campus and
Community Relations at 724-773-3815 or amk6@psu.edu.

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Program changes necessary to capture savings and opportunities

Pennsylvania, like other states across the nation, is struggling with a budget
shortfall in the billions. For universities such as Penn State that rely on
state support, the picture for the coming year is challenging, to say the
least. Penn State officials have been planning for broad changes to help
compensate for years of stagnant state support, while still allowing the
University to seize new opportunities.

Over the last several weeks, recommendations for some program consolidations
and closures have been announced as college deans, chancellors and other
budget executives prepare their units for change.

"Closing and consolidating programs is never an easy thing to do, but a decade
and more of state appropriation cuts has inevitable consequences," said Penn
State Executive Vice President and Provost Rod Erickson. "We can no longer
afford to be all things to all people in the Commonwealth." However, Erickson
stressed that this process is proceeding in a way that will make the
University stronger in support of those programs and functions that will

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Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: Jan. 24-26

Monday, Jan. 24
Men's basketball - Penn State Beaver 79, Penn State Fayette 57
Women's basketball - Penn State Beaver 78, Penn State Fayette 48

Wednesday, Jan. 26
Men's basketball - Penn State Beaver 68, Penn State New Kensington 62

For continuous updates and game scores, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, or contact
the athletic department at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.