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Penn State Beaver appoints new residence life coordinator

J. Parker Goolsby has been appointed residence life coordinator at Penn State Beaver, effective August 1.

Goolsby has been the resident director at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia since 2009. Prior to that position, he spent two years as resident director at Slippery Rock University. In addition, he served as residence hall director at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, for a year and held an internship in the Office of Student Life at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Goolsby is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association of College and University Residence Halls; the American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International, and the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association. He has served on a variety of residence life and programming committees throughout his career.

Goolsby holds a master's degree in student affairs in higher education from Slippery Rock University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Austin Peay State University. He can be contacted through the Office of Student Affairs at dxt24@psu.edu, asb1@psu.edu, or 724-773-3951.

Prospective students can Spend a Summer Evening in August

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office invites prospective students to Spend a Summer Evening at the campus, 5:00 p.m., 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 the program at 5:30. Penn State Creamery ice cream will be served to all visitors.

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.

Penn State Beaver students were featured in KDKA-TV interview

Three Penn State Beaver students were featured in an interview Friday, July 15 on KDKA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh. Jon Delano, KDKA’s money and politics editor and political analyst, interviewed the students for information on how the Penn State tuition increase will affect them at Beaver campus.

Students interviewed were junior Ryan Hudacsek, an administration of justice major from Freedom; sophomore John Mitchell, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Beaver Falls, and sophomore Amanda Palombo, a business major from Aliquippa. The students’ interview with Delano also appeared on the KDKA/ CBS Pittsburgh website.

For information, contact Amy M. Krebs, director of campus and community relations, amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816.

Tickets for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” are on sale

Tickets are on sale 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., July 28, 29, and 30, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Brodhead Cultural Center office at 724-773-3610. Tickets will also be available at the door at 6:00 p.m. prior to each performance.

The play, presented as part of the Brodhead Cultural Center’s 35th summer programming series, is directed by Sandy Reigel, who attended Beaver campus and graduated from Penn State University Park.

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, England. The 1966 film featured comedy greats Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, and Buster Keaton.

For a complete schedule of August events at the Brodhead Cultural Center, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead.

Registration still open for youth camps in August

Registration is still open for three summer youth camps that will be offered in August by the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education and the Athletic Office.

Musical Theatre, ages 9-12
Monday-Friday, August 8-12
9:00 a.m. to noon

Musical Theatre, ages 13-16
Monday-Friday, August 8-12
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Fitness Camp, ages 8-14
Monday-Friday, August 1-5
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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’s free concerts continue in August

Free concerts continue in August as the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center celebrates its 35th summer season of programming. All shows are open to the public.

The Hopewell Community Big Band will perform Tuesday, Aug. 2, and the Metropolitan Symphonic Band will perform Tuesday, Aug. 9. Both shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Society will sell refreshments before and during the concerts. Sale proceeds benefit the Alumni Chapter’s scholarships for Beaver campus students.

This summer’s Brodhead Cultural Center program sponsors include The Times, Clearview Federal Credit Union, and the Beaver Valley Musicians Union Local 82-545.

For more information or a schedule of events in August, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610, email rxm70@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.


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