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Penn State Beaver receives Northern Star Award

Penn State Beaver is the recipient of the Crisis Center Northern Star System Honoree Award which was presented to Donna J. Kuga, Beaver campus director of academic affairs. The award was given recently at the annual Crisis Center North (CCN) fundraiser called Cocktails and Cuisine in Wexford.

CCN provides services for victims of domestic and sexual abuse of all ages. Today it is recognized as one the strongest domestic violence prevention groups in the state and provides counseling, case management, a 24-hour hotline, and legal, educational, and medical advocacy services for more than 2,000 victims annually. All services are provided for free.

The award was presented to Kuga by Grace A. Coleman, executive director of CCN. “Penn State Beaver has been a trusted partner of Crisis Center North for the past 14 years,” Coleman said. “During this time frame, CCN has benefited from the expertise of many faculty members, including John Chapin, who evaluates the prevention, education, and medical advocacy programs; Carol Schafer, a former agency board president and a primary author of “The Other Side of the River,” a fictionalized play that highlighted CCN clients’ experiences with domestic violence and community support systems; and the late Pat Clemson, who provided assistance with the Western Regional Training Initiative. Additionally, the Center has benefited from the contributions of seven student interns from Beaver campus, two of whom were hired as consultants upon conclusion of their internships.”
Chapin is professor of communications at Beaver campus; Schafer is associate professor of theatre, integrative arts, and women’s studies, and Clemson, who died in 2010, was an instructor in information sciences and technology.

For more information about the award, contact Kuga at djm5@psu.edu or 724-773-3571.

Admissions Office offers two free events in June

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will offer two free events on Thursday, June 14 in the Student Union Building. The public is welcome to attend.

A Spend a Summer Evening program will begin at 5 p.m., and an Adult Open House will be held from 5 – 7 p.m.
Spend a Summer Evening enables participants to learn about the admissions process, financial aid, the academic experience, and living on campus or commuting. Attendees will meet with campus faculty, staff, and students informally, and Penn State Creamery ice cream will be served.

The Adult Open House is open to those pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Beaver offers bachelor’s degrees in administration of justice, business, communications, information sciences and technology, and psychology. Participants can meet with a counselor, explore the academic programs, and receive an unofficial transcript review. The $50 application fee will be waived for those who submit an application to Penn State that evening.

To schedule a visit or register for an event, contact the Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu or 1-877-JOIN-PSU.

Brodhead Cultural Center season begins with two free concerts

The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center will kick off its 36th summer season with two free concerts open to the public. This summer’s event sponsors are The Times, Beaver Valley Musicians Union Local 82-545, and Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.

The Hopewell Community Big Band will open the season with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19. The Allegheny Brass Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26.

In the event of inclement weather, shows will move into the campus auditorium.

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will sell concessions prior to and during each show. Proceeds benefit the group’s scholarships for Beaver campus students.

Contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610 or br-bcc@psu.edu. An Events Hotline is available at 724-773-3600, and schedule details are also available at www.beaver.psu.edu/Brodhead.

Registration is open for summer athletic and sports youth camps

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer a series of 20 summer academic enrichment and athletic camps for youth. Registration is now under way.
 
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 - Aug. 3
 9 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 - 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, ages 8 - 13
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13
Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Girls’ Basketball, 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 - 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 - Aug. 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, Aug. 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.