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Public invited to attend Career and Business Expo on March 20

The public is invited to attend Penn State Beaver’s Career and Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, in the Student Union Building Lodge on campus. The event is sponsored by Beaver’s Office of Career Services.
 
The Career and Business Expo will enable job seekers to meet with employers regarding a variety of full- and part-time positions and internships. Organizations seeking volunteers also will be present. In addition, educational institutions will provide information about admissions, courses, careers, training, and job prospects.
 
People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend the Expo which will feature about 40 companies, businesses, schools and organizations.
 
Some companies and organizations that are already registered include Dollar Bank, Federal Air Marshals, Aflac, Fastenal Company, FedEx SmartPost, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County, Gregg Staffing Solutions, Keystone Simulation and Education Center, Penn State Beaver, La Roche College, PA CareerLink of Beaver County, Job Training for Beaver County, Villa St. Joseph, Western and Southern Financial Group, Geneva College Graduate Admissions, Mountain State University, DCI Career Institute, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Liken Staffing, and The Callos Company.
 
To register as an employer, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentServices/CareerServices/35455.htm.
 For those seeking a job, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentServices/CareerServices/35458.htm.
 For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at 724-773-3961 or CareerServicesBeaver@psu.edu.
 

Controversial film 'Skin' provides unique look at apartheid

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the controversial film ‘Skin,’ 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The film, which is part of the campus’ Global Film Series, depicts a true story set in apartheid South Africa in the 1950s and 1960s.

The film’s main character, Sandra Laing, is a black child born to white Afrikaners who are unaware of their black ancestry. Sandra’s parents are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community, and they raise her as a white girl. However, at age 10, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows her 30-year journey from rejection to acceptance and betrayal to reconciliation as she struggles to define her place in a changing world.

Following the film, Cassandra Miller-Butterworth, assistant professor of biology and a native of South Africa, will give an informal presentation about apartheid, and audience members are invited to raise questions for discussion.

For information about the Global Film Series or ‘Skin,’ contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of residence life and student activities, at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.

McBride will discuss safe use of social media on March 22

The Penn State Beaver Spring Faculty Speakers Series will continue with a presentation by LaVarr McBride, instructor in administration of justice, on "How to Avoid the Harms of Social Media,’ noon, Thursday, March 22, room 16, Student Union Building. The program is free and open to the public.

McBride will discuss the potential dangers of modern technology and social media, including sharing personal information and photos on the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, texting, cyber bullying, and cell phone use. In addition, he’ll review the importance of personal responsibility when using social media.

McBride is the program coordinator and internship supervisor for the Administration of Justice program at Beaver campus as well as Penn State New Kensington and Penn State Shenango. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from Utah State University and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Weber State University.
McBride can be contacted at lwm13@psu.edu or 724-773-3866.

Admissions Office will host Spring Open House

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Spring Open House at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, in the Student Union Building.
 
Prospective students and their families are invited to explore Penn State opportunities, meet with faculty and current students, tour the campus, and learn about the value of a Penn State degree.
 
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the Open House begins at 9:30 a.m.
 
To register or obtain information, contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-JOIN-PSU or br-admissions@psu.edu, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu.
 

Student's photography is on display in Student Union Building

A display of photography by student Kyung Min Kim, titled "Standing Still; behind solitude," appears in the lower lobby hallway of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Kim, a native of Seoul, South Korea, is a sophomore psychology major at Beaver. Later in March, he will exhibit some of his paintings in the same location. The public is invited to view the exhibit.
 
Kim’s work is part of an integrative arts independent study course that allows students to participate in creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and fall outside the scope of formal classes.
 
For more information, contact Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre, integrative arts, and women’s studies, at cas33@psu.edu or 724-773-3591, or contact Kim at kik5129@psu.edu.

 

Office of Career Services seeks clothing for new Career Closet

The Penn State Beaver Office of Career Services has opened a Career Closet to provide gently used or new professional clothing and accessories for campus students who are seeking jobs, interviews, and internship opportunities.
 
The Career Closet is designed to help students who are preparing to enter the work place but are unable to afford appropriate clothing. All professional clothing and accessories for men and women are welcome and needed, including skirt suits, pant suits, dress shirts, blazers, jackets, blouses, dress slacks, belts, ties and dress shoes.
 
Donations are welcome any time of the year and can be delivered to the Student Development Center, room 101, Student Union Building.
 
Donors unable to deliver items during regular business hours or who need to have items picked up should contact the Office of Career Services at 724-773-3961 or CareerServicesBeaver@psu.edu. Directions to the campus are available at www.beaver.psu.edu.
 

Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: March 5–17, 2012

Monday, March 5
Baseball - Penn State Beaver 14, Sauk Valley Community College 5
Softball – Delta Community College 3, Penn State Beaver 2
Softball – Delta Community College 12, Penn State Beaver 6

Tuesday, March 6
Baseball - Hagerstown Community College 6, Penn State Beaver 3
Baseball - Penn State Beaver 11, Sauk Valley Community College 4
Softball – Rivier College 4, Penn State Beaver 3
Softball – Rivier College 12, Penn State Beaver 4

Wednesday, March 7
Baseball - Hagerstown Community College 5, Penn State Beaver 2
Baseball - Penn State Beaver 5, Patriotes Academy, Quebec 3
Softball – Wesley College 11, Penn State Beaver 3
Softball – Penn State Beaver 3, Sauk Valley Community College 2

Thursday, March 8
Baseball – Miami University-Hamilton 4, Penn State Beaver 3
Baseball – Rochester College 9, Penn State Beaver 3
Softball – Sauk Valley Community College 7, Penn State Beaver 5

Thursday, March 15
Baseball – Point Park University 9, Penn State Beaver 1
Baseball – Point Park University 4, Penn State Beaver 1

Saturday, March 17
Softball – St. Vincent College 2, Penn State Beaver 1
Softball – St. Vincent College 5, Penn State Beaver 1

Penn State Beaver's baseball and softball teams spent spring break in training at Vero Beach, FL, and Myrtle Beach, SC, respectively, from March 5-8. Regular season play began March 15 for the men and March 17 for the women. For games scores and play-by-play details or for any information about Beaver athletics, visit www.psubeaverathletics.com, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826, or BJ Bertges, assistant athletic director, at bjb36@psu.edu or 724-773-3845.