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Admissions Office will host Spend a Summer Evening programs

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Spend a Summer Evening program three times this summer. Prospective students are invited to attend the free event at their convenience. The program will begin at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building on Wednesday, June 15; Thursday, July 14, and Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The Spend a Summer Evening program provides participants with the opportunity to meet with Beaver campus admissions staff members, faculty, and students, and offers information about the admissions process, financial aid, Penn State’s academic opportunities, and life on and off campus. Registration and refreshments begin at 5 p.m., followed by a 5:30 p.m. start time for the program. Penn State Creamery ice cream will be served to all attendees.

Beaver campus offers bachelor's degrees in administration of justice, business, communications, information sciences and technology, and psychology, and each degree can be completed entirely at Beaver. In addition, the campus offers the ‘2 + 2 program’ which allows students to enroll in the first two years of more than 160 bachelor degrees at Beaver before moving to another Penn State location to complete the degree.

To register for the events or to obtain more information, contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-JOIN-PSU, br-admissions@psu.edu, or via AOL Instant Messenger at BRAdmissions.

Campus hires learning center and disabilities coordinator

Jill M. Tress has been hired as the Penn State Beaver learning center and disabilities coordinator, effective July 1.

Tress has worked at Carlow University for more than twenty years as an instructor, learning skills specialist, adult program coordinator, and adjunct assistant professor of English, philosophy, mathematics, and communications. In addition, she was an instructor in English and philosophy at the Community College of Beaver County for sixteen years. She is a communications and educational consultant with Tress Communications, the author or coauthor of numerous publications, and the founder and former president of the Beaver Valley Writers Guild.

Tress holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing (fiction) from Carlow University, a master's in English (literature and writing) from Slippery Rock University, a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Mount Holyoke College, and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in secondary English from Geneva College.

Tress can be contacted through the Office of Academic Affairs at 724-773-3571 or djm5@psu.edu.

Tickets are on sale for ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

Tickets are on sale now for the Center Theatre Players production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.’ The show will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28; Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30 in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Advance ticket sales are recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Brodhead Cultural Center office at 724-773-3610 or sending email to rxm70@psu.edu.

The play, which is presented as part of the Brodhead Cultural Center’s 35th summer series, is directed by Sandy Reigel. Songs from the show include ‘Comedy Tonight’ and ‘Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.’ The play debuted on Broadway in 1962 and has been revived frequently since then in the United States and London. The 1966 film featured comedy greats Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, and Buster Keaton.

For a complete schedule of the Brodhead Cultural Center’s summer series, visit www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead, call 724-773-3610, or send email to rxm70@psu.edu.

New summer camp will be offered for high school entrepreneurs

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer a Young Entrepreneurs Camp, a new, five-day summer camp designed to attract high school sophomores and juniors interested in creating and designing a business. The camp will be held on campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 25-29.

Students will work in teams and learn how to conduct research, develop a business plan, create a trade show booth, and present a business model. Campers will work with Penn State Beaver faculty and student mentors and will visit and tour local businesses to see companies in action. On the last day of camp, a panel of celebrity judges will determine which team has designed the most impressive business. Friends and family are invited to attend this final event.

Participants will learn to use Palo Alto Software’s Business Plan Pro, recommended by The Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur magazine as the leading, most effective software to use when designing a business plan.

This camp is limited to 25 students, so those interested in attending should contact the Office of Continuing Education as early as possible. Fee is $250.

To register or obtain more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at BeaverCE@psu.edu, 724-773-3700, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu and click on ‘Continuing Education.’

Registration is under way for academic and sports youth camps

Registration is open for 17 youth summer camps that will be offered by the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education and the Athletic Department in June, July and August. Children ages 3-18 are invited to participate. Camps include academic and sports camps.

Registration open for the following academic camps:

Pirate Camp, ages 3-5
Monday-Friday, June 20-24

Pirate Camp, ages 5-8
Monday-Friday, June 20-24

Kids Learn to Cook, ages 8-10
Monday-Friday, June 20-24

Kids Learn to Cook, ages 11 and up
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1

Princess Camp, Section I, ages 3-5
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1

Princess Camp, Section II, ages 5-8
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1

Princess Camp, Section III, ages 3-5
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1

Crime Scene Investigation, ages 9-13
Monday-Friday, July 11-15

Rockets Away, ages 9-14
Monday-Friday, July 18-22

Wizardry School, ages 8 and up
Monday-Friday, July 18-22

Robotics, ages 11 and up
Monday-Friday, July 18-22

Digital Video and Movie Production, ages 11 and up
Monday-Friday, July 18-22

Spanish for Kids, ages 5 and up
Monday-Friday, July 18-22

Beginner Cheerleading, ages 5-8
Monday-Friday, July 25-29

Musical Theatre, ages 9-12
Monday-Friday, August 8-12

Musical Theatre, ages 13-16
Monday-Friday, August 8-12

Fitness Camp (four weeks), ages 8-14
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1
Monday-Friday, July 11-15
Monday-Friday, July 18-22
Monday-Friday, August 1-5

Softball Camp, ages 8-13
Monday-Thursday, June 27-30

Baseball Camp, ages 8-13
Monday-Thursday, June 27-30

Advanced Softball Camp, ages 14-18
Monday-Thursday, July 11-14

Wii Camp I, ages 8-14
Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8

Wii Camp II, ages 8-14
Monday-Friday, July 25-29

Soccer Camp, ages 8-13
Monday-Thursday, July 18-22

To register for a camp or to obtain more details, contact the Office of Continuing Education at BeaverCE@psu.edu or 724-773-3700, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu.

Brodhead Cultural Center opens summer season with free concert

A free concert by Burke’s Bavarian Brass will open the 35th summer season of programming at the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Cultural Center’s J. P. Giusti Amphitheater on Brodhead Road, Center Township, Pa. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the Student Union Building auditorium.

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 open to the public. In addition, all shows, except the musical, are free.

The Center Theatre Players will present the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 28, 29, and 30. The play will be held in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. Tickets are $15. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

The rest of the summer schedule follows:

Tuesday, June 28 - Mark and Donna Groom
Tuesday, July 12 - Monaca Cornet Band
Tuesday, July 19 - Pittsburgh Banjo Club
Tuesday, Aug. 2 - Hopewell Community Big Band
Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Metropolitan Symphonic Band
Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, Aug. 23 - Boilermaker Jazz Band
Tuesday, Aug. 30 - Joe Grkman Polka Band

For information or tickets, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610 or br-bcc@psu.edu, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead.

Register now for Beaver Alumni Society's annual golf outing

The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society will hold its 11th annual Alumni Society Outing at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13, Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver. The event is open to the public, and registrations and sponsorships are now available. All outing proceeds will benefit the Alumni Society’s endowed scholarship for Beaver campus students.

Registration will open at 9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. Dinner, live and silent auctions, and an awards ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Fees are $150 for an individual golfer and $550 for a foursome. Those interested in attending only the dinner will pay $35. The golf package includes golf cart, fees, on-course beverages, lunch, and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities range from $175 to $5,000.

To register or obtain more information about the golf outing, contact Diana Patterson, director of development and Alumni Society liaison, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558, or contact Mona DeLisio, development external relations assistant, at mad25@psu.edu or 724-773-3817.




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