Penn State Beaver students honored at annual awards banquet
More than 150 students, family members, faculty, and staff attended the Penn State Beaver 43rd annual Spring Awards Banquet on campus. Beaver students were honored for their achievements during the 2010-11 academic year. Maria Corradi, a sophomore business administration major from Midland, received the University's highest student honor, the prestigious Eric A. and Josephine S.
Walker Award, which recognizes a student's highest achievements in and out of the classroom at each Penn State campus. Dana Sklack, a senior communications major from Aliquippa, Pa., and a finalist for the Walker Award, was named Outstanding Student of the Year. A variety of University college and departmental awards were given. For information about the awards banquet or student awardees, contact Carleen Dinello, assistant director of academic affairs and senior instructor in reading and English, at email@example.com or 724-773-3824.
New members join Penn State Beaver Advisory Board
Penn State President Graham Spanier has approved the appointment of three community members to the 2011-12 Penn State Beaver Advisory Board.
New members are David W. Robbins, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Crucible Materials Corporation; Donald E. Sheffield, education consultant, president of TAME Inc. and Penn State affiliate professor of education; and I. David Atcheson, owner, Atcheson Oral Surgery.
The 2011-12 Advisory Board officers are John J. Feraco, manufacturing team leader, NOVA Chemicals, Inc., president; Nick Andrews, president and owner, Andrews Industrial Controls, president-elect; Arlene Bell, director of community health services, Heritage Valley Health System, vice president; and Beaver Chancellor Gary Keefer, secretary.
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Penn State Beaver hosts 2011 Congressional Art Competition
Penn State Beaver is hosting an exhibit of the winners and finalists of the
2011 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congressman Jason Altmire and the Fourth Congressional District. All high school students within the Fourth Congressional District were invited to participate. The 13 finalists and first, second, and third place winners were honored at a reception hosted by Beaver campus on Sunday, May 1. Altmire's office sponsored a reception for the artists and their families in the lower lobby of the Student Union Building, where the art will be on display until Thursday, May 12. For information, contact the Campus and Community Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3815.
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Public invited to administration of justice information session
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host an administration of justice information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in the Student Union Building. The session is free and open to anyone who is interested in beginning or advancing a career as a police officer or a corrections officer or in any other area of criminal justice. Beaver now offers a bachelor's degree in administration of justice. Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh, a Penn State alumnus, and Beaver County Detective Robert Chamberlain, a current student in Beaver's administration of justice program, will talk about the value of Penn State's administration of justice program. Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice, will discuss the benefits of the program and how it can help participants to define and reach career goals. To register or obtain more information about the administration of justice baccalaureate program, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, or contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-JOIN-PSU, via email at email@example.com, or via AOL Instant Messenger (BRAdmissions).
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USCAA honors Penn State Beaver Lady Lions
On May 5, Penn State Beaver sophomores Ashley Watkins (Seneca Valley High School/Cranberry Township) and Kori Freyermuth (Perry Traditional Academy,
Pittsburgh) were honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association
(USCAA) for their outstanding performances on the Lady Lions softball team.
Watkins was named USCAA All-American and Freyermuth received USCAA Honorable Mention All-American. Watkins and Freyermuth helped lead Beaver to a 21-11 overall record, including an undefeated Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) regular season finish. For more information about Beaver campus athletics, varsity sports, intramurals, and summer camps, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3826, or Bert DeSalvo, assistant athletic director, at email@example.com or 724-773-3827.
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Lady Lions were No. 4 seed in USCAA National Softball Tournament
For the fifth consecutive year, the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions softball team qualified for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament which began Friday, May 6. This year's tournament -- co-hosted by Penn State Beaver and the Akron Racers, a professional fast-pitch team from the National Pro Fast-pitch League -- was held at Firestone Stadium, home of the Akron Racers, Akron, Ohio. In the eight-team field, Beaver entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed and took on No. 5 seed Spalding University (Louisville, KY) in day one of the tournament. The Lady Lions also played an evening game. For more information about Beaver campus athletics, varsity sports, intramurals, and summer camps, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3826, or Bert DeSalvo, assistant athletic director, at email@example.com or 724-773-3827.
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Sports Scoreboard: Beaver softball team finished fifth in USCAA
The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions softball team finished fifth in the 2011 USCAA National Softball Championship held over the weekend in Firestone Stadium, Akron, Ohio. On Friday, May 6, Beaver defeated Spalding University, 5-4, but lost twice on Saturday, May 7 to Rochester College, 11-5, and Judson College, 4-2. On Sunday, May 8, Beaver gained a win over Penn State Mont Alto 9-1. For more information about Beaver campus athletics, varsity sports, intramurals, and summer camps, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3826, or Bert DeSalvo, assistant athletic director, at email@example.com or 724-773-3827.
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Pittsburgh Pirates home game June 3 vs. Phillies benefits THON
Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates will donate a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to Penn State's Dance Marathon during "Penn State Night benefiting THON" on Friday, June 3, at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. The game against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies starts at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.pirates.com/pennstate online or by calling 412-325-4928. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to call for tickets.
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