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Beaver library will host displays designed by victims of violence

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Penn State Beaver library will host the display of a quilt entitled ‘Survivors Wall’ as well as a display entitled ‘Take a Walk in My Shoes.’ The displays, which are free and open to the public, will remain at the library throughout April and are exhibited with the assistance of Beaver campus librarian Marty Goldberg who hosts an annual April display in conjunction with the Women’s Center.

The quilt was designed and constructed by victims of sexual violence who are or were clients of the Women’s Center of Beaver County as well as Women’s Center volunteers and staff members. Each quilt square depicts emotions felt by the victims. The colors of blue and teal represent healing for victims of child abuse and sexual assault, respectively, and are prominent in the display as well as in information disseminated by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

Each shoe in the display is from a victim whose personal story is attached to give viewers an idea of what that person has endured.

For information about the display, contact Millie Anderson, advocacy coordinator at the Women’s Center of Beaver County at 724-775-2032, or contact Goldberg at mxg35@psu.edu or 724-773-3791.

Penn State Beaver students participate in RADD training

In March, nine female students at Penn State Beaver participated in 12 hours of R.A.D. System training offered by Anthony Budris, Beaver’s police services supervisor. R.A.D. is the Rape Aggression Defense System that teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.

The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program but consists of courses taught by certified R.A.D. Instructors. In addition, each student receives a workbook/reference manual which outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth. The program offers a free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

For information about the program, contact Budris at 724-773-3781 or awb126@psu.edu

Office of Continuing Education will offer SAT review course

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer an SAT review course, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 21 through May 26. The 18-hour program is designed to assist high school students who are preparing to take the SAT exam. The course will familiarize students with test components, questions, problems, and test-taking skills. Content refresher sessions and a simulated exam are provided.

Actual questions from previous SATs will be used for practice. Mathematics and verbal sections will be covered. The course should also enhance students' verbal and mathematics skill levels. Students will use the Official SAT Study Guide: Second Edition with 10 practice tests created by the test maker.

Penn State Beaver mathematics and English faculty will teach the mathematics and verbal sections of the review course. Each instructor is familiar with the exam and the steps necessary to prepare students for successful test-taking. If requested, faculty members will be available outside of the class sessions to discuss questions and provide tips.

To register or obtain more information, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/CE/17331.htm, or contact the Office of Continuing Education at beaverce@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.

Math competition winners are announced

Penn State Beaver announced the results of its annual High School Math Competition held on campus, Tuesday, March 27. Sixty-five students, grades 9-12, from seven area high schools participated.

Senior Daniel Everett of Rochester High School, Team 1, won the individual competition. Moon High School, Team 2, won first place in the group competition; Rochester High School, Team 1, won second place, and Moon High School, Team 1, took third place.

The event was coordinated by Dr. Chris Wu, professor of mathematics at Beaver campus. Assistants were Dan Pinchot, director of enrollment, and Linda Garlitz, faculty staff assistant.   

Participating high schools, faculty sponsors, and students were:

Beaver Falls High School, Team 1
Michele Benn, faculty sponsor
John Colbert, grade 9
Devin Landsbach, grade 10
Megan Chiappetta, grade 12
Dakota Dennison, grade 12
Leo Reda, grade 11

Central Valley High School, Team 1
Joe Sowinski, faculty sponsor
Sarah LaFond, grade 12
Anthony Aloisi, grade 11
Caitlin Fratengeli, grade 11
Brian Kolich, grade 10
Jordan Mastroangelo, grade 12

Central Valley High School, Team 2
Haley Dzumba-Rubb, faculty sponsor
Danielle Guarascio, grade 12                     
Kaleb Martin, grade 11
Marshall Pritt, grade 11
Caleb Goss, grade 10
Matt Kline, grade 10   
                                                                              
Lincoln Park Performing Arts High School, Team 1
Lindsay Rodgers, faculty sponsor
Owen Severson, grade 12
Danielle McBryan, grade 12
Levi Redcross, grade 11
Drew Santa, grade 11
Christian Smith, grade 10

Lincoln Park Performing Arts High School, Team 2
Lindsay Rodgers, faculty sponsor
Jane McConnell, grade 12
Julia McConnell, grade 12
Mike Rocca, grade 11
Aaron Summers, grade 11
Joey Babcanec, grade 10

Montour High School, Team 1
Sommer DeRose, faculty sponsor
Brittni Walters, grade 12
James Hauko, grade 11
Mick Pack, grade 11
Michael Hensler, grade 10
Aryana Jones, grade 9

Montour High School, Team 2
Matt Sprys, faculty sponsor
Megan Cook, grade 10
Megan Goodman, grade 11
Nolan LaSota, grade 11
Allison Taylor, grade 10
Victoria Kocsuta, grade 9

Moon High School, Team 1
Steve Palumbo, faculty sponsor
Savanna Rae Starko, grade 12
Kris Nardozzi, grade 12
Joey Fernau, grade 11
Selin Sirinterlikci, grade 11
Delaney Padgett, grade 10

Moon High School, Team 2
Loni Iannessa, faculty sponsor
Jacob Paule, grade 12
Adam Fonner, grade 12
Eric Burgeson, grade 11
Ryan Pannebaker, grade 11
Pietari Sulkava, grade 10

Rochester High School, Team 1
Glory Shychuck, faculty sponsor
Daniel Everett, grade 12
Jon Johnson, grade 12
Grant Gill, grade 9
Kayla Besong, grade 11
John Kerr, grade 11

Rochester High School, Team 2
Glory Shychuck, faculty sponsor
Hanna Beightley, grade 12
Jesse Jammery, grade 10
Jasmine Wong, grade 10
Jenna Hill, grade 9
Kyle Ziegler, grade 10

Western Beaver High School, Team 1
Jim Lewis, faculty sponsor
Nick Modany, grade 12
Sam Walker, grade 12
Taylor Carlin, grade 10
Rachael Patterson, grade 11
Hunter Roknich, grade 9

Western Beaver High School, Team 2
Jim Lewis, faculty sponsor
Dan D’Angelo, grade 12
Nicole Modany, grade 12
Matt Girting, grade 10
Bailey Frye, grade 10
Natalie Groscost, grade 11

For information about the annual High School Math Competition at Beaver campus, contact the Garlitz at lkg5@psu.edu or 724-773-3576.

Academic enrichment and athletic camps for youth will be offered this summer

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer a series of summer academic enrichment and athletic camps for youth.

Academic camps are:

Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.), ages 9-13
Monday – Friday, July 9 – 13
9 a.m. to noon
Fee is $130 and includes snacks, a field trip, and a camp t-shirt.

Digital Video and Movie Production, ages 11 and up
Monday - Friday, July 16 – 20
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee is $235 and includes snacks and a camp t-shirt.

Musical Theater, ages 8-13
Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3
9:00 a.m. - noon
Fee is $95 and includes snacks and a camp t-shirt.

Robotics, ages 11 and up
Monday - Friday, July 16 – 20
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee is $240 and includes snacks and a camp t-shirt.

Rockets Away, ages 8-14
Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13  
9 a.m. – noon
Fee is $115 and includes activities, rocket kit, supplies, and a camp t-shirt.

*Wizardry Camp, ages 8 and up
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday, July 16 - July 20
Fee is $235 and includes snacks, craft supplies, and a camp t-shirt.
*Disclaimer: This event is not endorsed, sanctioned, or any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives.

Sports camps are:

Baseball, ages 8-13
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22
Campers should bring a bag lunch.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Boys' Basketball Camp, ages 8 to 13
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday – Friday, July 9 - 13
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Girls’ Basketball Camp, ages 8-13
Monday – Friday, July 16 – 20
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Cheerleading, ages 5-8
Monday – Friday, July 23 – 27
9 a.m. – noon
Fee is $85 and includes snacks and a camp t-shirt.

Golf, ages 18 and under
Monday – Friday, August 6 – 10
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Co-ed Soccer, ages 8 to 14
Monday – Friday, July 23 – 27
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Softball, ages 8-13
Monday - Friday, June 11 – 15
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Advanced Softball, ages 14-18
Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Co-ed Fitness, ages 8-14 (held twice)
Monday - Friday, June 25 – 29
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $120 for this five-day week or $190 for both weeks and includes a camp t-shirt.

Co-ed Fitness, ages 8-14
Monday – Friday, July 2 – 6 (no camp on July 4)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $100 for this four-day week or $190 for both weeks and includes a camp t-shirt.

Volleyball Camp, ages 8-13
Monday - Friday, August 6 - 10
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is Fee:  $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Advanced Volleyball, ages 14-18
Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Wii Camp, ages 8 to 14
Monday - Friday, July 23 – 27
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost is $120.

Wrestling, ages 8-14
Monday - Friday, July 23 – 27
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes camp t-shirt.

To register for camp or to obtain information, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/CE/youth.htm, or contact the Office of Continuing Education at beaverce@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.

Health Center hosts ‘Love Your Heart’ event

The Penn State Beaver Health Center and Office of Student Affairs hosted a ‘Love Your Heart’ event last Wednesday in the Student Union Building and the Brodhead Bistro.

The program was designed to increase students’, staff, and faculty awareness of heart health issues, including how to prevent heart attacks, how to develop a healthy diet, and ways to keep the heart strong.

Dr. Mitchell Pfeiffer, campus physician, gave a presentation about diet and use and misuse of alcohol and supplements. The YMCA presented information on various forms of aerobic exercise, and C.S. Kim Karate provided material about cardio kickboxing and self-defense techniques.

Other information sessions were presented by chiropractor Dr. Joel Lopacinski, the Beaver County Cancer & Heart Association, the American Heart Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Brighton Pharmacy, and Medic Rescue.
For information about the program, contact Health Center Coordinator Nurse Barb Kugel, bxk31@psu.edu or 724-773-3955.

Alumni Chapter invites public to Sixth Annual Wine Tasting event

The public is invited to attend the sixth annual Wine Tasting sponsored by the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at Felicity Farms Bed and Breakfast. Event proceeds benefit the Alumni Chapter’s scholarships for Penn State Beaver students and community outreach projects.

Price is $35 per individual and $60 per couple. Ticket includes hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a variety of wines, soft drinks, and a Blue and White auction.

To make reservations or obtain information, contact Michael Hamilton, a member of the Alumni Chapter, at mchamilton35@yahoo.com.

Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: March 29-April 1,  2012

Thursday, March 29
Baseball – Bethany College 19, Penn State Beaver 11
Baseball – Penn State Beaver 15, Bethany College 8

Tuesday, March 27
Softball – Penn State Beaver 12, Franciscan University of Steubenville 4
Softball – Penn State Beaver 14, Franciscan University of Steubenville 3

Wednesday, March 28
Softball – Thiel College 5, Penn State Beaver 0
Softball – Thiel College 9, Penn State Beaver 0

Saturday, March 31
Baseball – Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Baseball – Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Sunday, April 1
Baseball – Penn College 6, Penn State Beaver 4
Baseball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn College 2
Softball – Penn State Beaver 13, Penn College 0
Softball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn College 0

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.