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Office of Career Services offers two upcoming events

The Penn State Beaver Office of Career Services will host a Part-time Job Fair, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the lower lobby of the Student Union Building. In addition, the Reach Out Community Service Fair will be held 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in the Lodge, upper level of the Student Union Building.

The Part-time Job Fair provides local and regional employers with the opportunity to visit with students who are interested in temporary, part-time, and/or seasonal jobs.

Penn State Beaver Reach Out works with non-profit groups and agencies to connect students with volunteer service learning projects. The real-world experiences that local agencies provide for students help them apply their skills and knowledge in a variety of situations. Students also come to understand their responsibilities as citizens in building communities. This year the campus hopes to place approximately 150 students in a variety of community service positions.

To register or obtain more information about these events, contact Career Services at http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentServices/CareerServices/careers.htm, lbm12@psu.edu, or 724-773-3961.

Classes begin, key fall semester dates announced

Classes began today at Penn State’s locations across the Commonwealth, including Penn State Beaver. In addition, the campus has posted a variety of important dates for the upcoming semester:

Monday, Sept. 1
Labor Day holiday. No classes will be held; Beaver campus will be closed.

Thursday, Nov. 22
Thanksgiving holiday. No classes will be held; Beaver campus will be closed.

Monday-Wednesday – Friday, Nov. 19 – 23.
No classes will be held; Beaver campus will be open except on Thanksgiving.

Friday, Dec. 14
Classes end.

Monday-Friday, Dec. 17-21
Final exams.

Friday, Dec. 21

For information about the academic calendar, contact the Registrar’s Office at juw7@psu.edu or 724-773-3789.

Community urged to support Blue Out t-shirt sale

To keep awareness of child abuse prevention in the forefront at Penn State, bookstores at the University’s Commonwealth Campuses, including Beaver campus, are selling Blue Out t-shirts for Penn State's Blue Out football game against Temple, Saturday, Sept. 22, at Beaver Stadium. Time to be announced. The sale is open to the public.

The idea is the same as that of previous White Out games, i.e. to show a united front of Penn Staters and friends rallying for the same cause, in the case the awareness and prevention of child and sexual abuse.
Cost of the shirt is $15, and $7 of each sale will benefit the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR). Information about PCAR is available at www.pcar.org.

The front of the shirt features the blue ribbon logo for child abuse awareness as well as the words “2012 Blue Out – Stop Child Abuse!” The back of the shirt says “We are…One Team, One School, One Heart, One Promise” and features the PCAR website.

For information, please contact Annette Keller or Patty Bobbie in the Beaver bookstore at ajk13@psu.edu or 724-773-3656 or pgp1@psu.edu or 724-983-2851, respectively.

Nominations open for Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumnus Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumnus Award which recognizes campus alumni who have distinguished themselves through career achievement, community involvement, and/or involvement with Penn State Beaver.

The award will be presented in Wednesday, Jan. 16 at a dinner meeting of the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society and the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board. The award recipient must be able to attend the awards dinner.

Eligibility is limited to individuals who attended Penn State Beaver for one or more years and who graduated from Penn State University. Consideration is given to alumni on the basis of their professional achievement, contributions to society, and/or involvement with Penn State Beaver.

Nominations are solicited from alumni, the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society, the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board, the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, campus faculty and staff, and the public.

The selecting body is comprised of the Beaver campus director of development, two members of the Alumni Society Board of Directors, and two members of the campus Advisory Board.

To submit a nomination form, visit www.br.psu.edu/Alumni/32995.htm, or contact Diana Patterson, director of development, dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.

Brodhead Cultural Center closes season with free polka concert

The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center will close its 36th season of summer programming with a free concert by the Joe Grkman Polka Band, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the J.P. Giusti Amphitheater. The public is invited to attend. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the auditorium of the campus Student Union Building.

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will sell concessions prior to and during the show. In addition, the group will sell Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream in cups from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the concert. Proceeds from concession and ice cream sales benefit the Alumni Chapter’s scholarships for Beaver campus students.

Co-sponsors of this summer’s programming are The Times, Beaver Valley Musicians Union Local 82-545, and Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc.

For information, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610 or br-bcc@psu.edu, call the Events Hotline at 724-773-3600, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu/Brodhead.

Continuing Education offers variety of professional development opportunities

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education offers professional programs, courses, and training opportunities for individuals and companies at all levels.

Business, corporate training, engineering, health care, and credit certificates in homeland security and entrepreneurship are available and can be reviewed by visiting http://www.beaver.psu.edu/CE/profdev.htm or by contacting the Continuing Education Office at 724-773-3700 or beaverce@psu.edu.

Beaver County College Fair set for October 4

Penn State Beaver will host the annual Beaver County College Fair, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 in the campus gym.

The free event, which is the premier college fair serving Beaver County students, is co-sponsored by Penn State Beaver and The Times. Registration to attend is not required, and the public is welcome. Adult students as well as high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.

Representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, technical schools, and the military will be at the College Fair to answer questions and provide information.

In addition to college recruiters, a representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be available to answer questions about financial aid. Representatives from the Educational Opportunities Center and the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit's Regional Choice Initiative Program also will be available.

Plenty of free parking is available on campus. Visitors should follow directional signs and parking attendants' instructions as they enter campus for the evening.

For information, contact the Penn State Beaver Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu, www.beaver.psu.edu, or 724-773-3800.

Enroll now in Penn State’s MBA program in Pittsburgh

Information sessions about obtaining a Penn State MBA in the Pittsburgh area will begin in September. GMAT workshops are also being offered. The program, offered by Penn State Behrend, is processing applications now for spring and summer 2013.

Information sessions begin September 17 at the Sheraton Station Square and at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Woods.

Depending on prior undergraduate coursework, it will take approximately five to eight semesters to complete the program. Individuals who hold a Ph.D., M.D., J.D. or a completed master’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution do not have to submit a GMAT or a GRE test.

For details about information sessions and/or GMAT workshops, visit http://psbehrend.psu.edu/admissions-financial-aid/graduate-admissions/master-of-business-administration/cranberry-mba.

New documentary gives behind-the-scenes look at THON

A new documentary, “Why We Dance: The Story of THON,” will air at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, on WPSU-TV. The production by Penn State Public Broadcasting will provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at Penn State’s annual Dance Marathon (THON), the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

The 60-minute program follows Penn State students through a year of preparations for THON and introduces viewers to THON families living with pediatric cancer. Filming for the documentary began in February 2011 and culminated with the 2012 Dance Marathon in February which raised more than $10 million.

Since its inception, THON has raised more than $88 million. It is organized by the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Council, raised more than $10 million in February and since its inception has raised more than $88 million to provide support for pediatric cancer patients through The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

On September 27, the documentary will air across Pennsylvania on the following public television stations:
- WVIA-TV in Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton at 8 p.m.
- WQED-TV in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m.
- WQLN-TV in Erie at 9 p.m.
- WITF-TV in Harrisburg at 9 p.m.

Viewers will also be able to watch the documentary at the same day and time at http://wpsu.org/ where a trailer is currently posted. Viewing will also be available on Vimeo and YouTube.

For more information about the documentary, please contact Jeff Hughes, producer/director at WPSU-TV at jah10@psu.edu or Hilary Appelman, Penn State Outreach, at happelman@psu.edu or 814-865-7600.

Library hosts nature photo exhibit by retired faculty member

The Penn State Beaver library is hosting a display of nature photography by retired faculty member James Monroe, professor of physics. The public is invited to visit the exhibit.

Over the years, Monroe has traveled the country to photograph unique and often unseen views of nature. His work can be seen in area shops, and he has donated his photos to help fundraising efforts on behalf of scholarships for campus students.

In 2007 Monroe retired from Beaver where he taught for 30 years.

For information about the photography exhibit, contact Lisa Harris, the library’s information resources and services support specialist, at ljh28@psu.edu or 724-773-3792.