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Photos highlight Penn State commencements across the state

Over the past two weekends, commencement ceremonies took place at Penn State's
24 campuses. Photos from these ceremonies give a glimpse of commencement activities across the University system. This spring, Penn State awarded about 12,500 diplomas to students University-wide who completed associate, baccalaureate, master's, medical, law and doctoral degrees.

For photos of commencement services across the commonwealth, go to http://live.psu.edu/flickrset/72157626736695930 online.

 Brodhead Cultural Center launches 35th summer season

The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's 35th summer season of programming will begin June 21 at the J. P. Giusti Amphitheater, Brodhead Road, Monaca, Pa. This summer's program sponsors include The Times, Clearview Federal Credit Union, and the Beaver Valley Musicians Union Local 82-545. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Most shows are free, except the Center Theatre Players production of the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Tickets are $15 and can be obtained in advance by contacting the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610 or rxm70@psu.edu. The musical will be held in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. In the event of rain or inclement weather, shows will be held in the auditorium. There are no rain dates for any shows. For more information or free copies of the summer schedule, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610 or rxm70@psu.edu.

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 Wrestling coach hired to lead Beaver's newest varsity sport

Jeff Winkle has been hired to coach the Penn State Beaver men's wrestling team which will begin its inaugural season this fall. Beaver currently has seven varsity sports: baseball, softball, volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball. Winkle is a graduate of Hopewell High School where he was a member of the wrestling team. He has remained active in Hopewell's wrestling program for 13 years. Winkle holds a bachelor's degree in human resources from Geneva College and a master's degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University.

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Faculty publications and grants are announced

Three Penn State Beaver faculty members have been honored for recent publications and grants. Rajen Mookerjee, associate professor of economics, is the co-author of two publications. Cassandra Miller-Butterworth, assistant professor of biology, is the recipient of a $28,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice, is a recipient of a $1,100 grant from the Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence. Mookerjee can be contacted at rxm24@psu.edu or 724-773-3896, and Miller-Butterworth can be reached at cmm48@psu.edu or 724-773-3527. Pierce can be contacted at mbp16@psu.edu or 724-773-3549.

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Administration of Justice information session is open to public

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a free Administration of Justice information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in the Student Union Building. The session is open to anyone interested in beginning or advancing a career as a police officer or a corrections officer or in any other area of criminal justice by enrolling in the degree at Penn State.
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 with participants 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 br-admissions@psu.edu, or via AOL Instant Messenger (BRAdmissions).

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 Adult students invited to attend Application Day

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office invites adult students to attend a free Application Day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 10 in the Admissions Office, Student Union Building. Adults interested in returning to or beginning a college degree are welcome to attend, and no registration is required.
Participants, who will meet with an admissions counselor, learn about available programs and course offerings, and complete an application, are invited to bring an official grade or course work transcript and could be offered admission to Penn State immediately. The $50 application fee will be waived for most attendees. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, call 1-877-JOIN-PSU, or use AOL Instant Messenger (BRAdmissions).

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Office of Campus and Community Relations
Suite 201 Ross Administration Building
Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA  15061
Phone: (724) 773-3815
Fax: (724) 773-3578