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Beaver County College Fair will be held October 4
The Eleventh Annual Beaver County College Fair will be held 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Penn State Beaver gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public and cosponsored by Beaver campus and the Beaver County Times. No registration is required.

Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities, technical schools, and the military will be present to answer questions and provide information on academic programs and careers. The event is recognized as the premier college fair serving Beaver county students.

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

Students of all ages are encouraged to attend, especially junior and senior high school students and adults planning to complete or obtain a degree.

Free parking is available, and visitors will be guided as they come on campus.

To see a listing of institutions expected to attend, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/BeaverCountyCollegeFair.htm. For information, contact the Penn State Beaver Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu or 724-773-3800.

Alumni Society announces new total of $24,000 in golf outing proceeds
The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society announced a new total of $24,000 in proceeds from its Twelfth Annual Golf Outing held September 10. Last week the group announced it had raised $22,000, but additional income received had not been included in that total. All proceeds benefit the group’s endowed scholarships for Beaver campus students. To date, the Alumni Society has raised more $185,000 for the campus.

Next year’s golf outing will be held Monday, Sept. 9 at Seven Oaks Country Club, Brighton Township.
For information about the golf outing or the Alumni Society, contact Diana Patterson, director of development, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.

Public invited to attend Wild World of Animals program
The public is invited to attend a program the Wild World of Animals, noon, Thursday, Oct. 10, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The event is sponsored by the Beaver campus Office of Student Activities and Students Affairs.

Wild World of Animals is a wildlife company located in Eighty Four, PA that specializes in providing educational wildlife shows in a variety of venues. The company has more than 85 animals, including big cats, wolves, large carnivores, primates, birds of prey, parrots, venomous and non-venomous snakes, reptiles, small mammals, and amphibians.

The event is not a petting zoo, and audience members are not permitted to interact with the animals. The show will be viewed by audience members from their seats.

The Wild World of Animals has appeared across the country and on a variety of television programs, including “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Good Morning America.”

For information about the program, visit http://www.wildworldofanimals.org/ or contact the Office of Student Activities at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.

Admissions Office will host Columbus Day Application Workshop
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Columbus Day Application Workshop, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Student Union Building. Guests will be invited to complete an application to attend Penn State. All those applying must bring an official transcript, and anyone applying to the Beaver campus may receive a decision immediately. The application fee will be waived. In addition, information about financial aid and academic programs will be provided, and campus tours will be offered.
For information, call the Admissions Office at 1-877-JOIN-PSU or email br-admissions@psu.edu.


Nominations open for Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumni Award 
Nominations are being accepted for the Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumni 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.


Penn State Day celebration will be held Oct. 19-20 on campus
Penn State Beaver’s annual Penn State Day celebration will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, with the following schedule:
Friday, Oct. 19
 Blue and White Day on Campus
 All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear blue and white and/or Penn State apparel.
Bonfire at Dusk
 Behind Harmony Hall residence hall
 Free s’mores and hot apple cider will be provided.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Admissions Open House, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 Student Union Building
Prospective students will tour the campus, learn about academic programs, financial aid, and extracurricular activities and speak with current students.
Intramural Flag Football Championship Game, 10 a.m.
 Baseball field
Campus Carnival, noon - 3:30 p.m.
 Wellness Center lawn (gym in event of inclement weather)
 The public is invited to enjoy inflatable games, cotton candy, kettle corn, and novelty attractions.
Cornhole Tournament, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Intramural field by gym (gym in event of inclement weather)
Alumni vs. Men’s and Women’s Varsity Basketball Teams, 5:30 p.m.
 Penn State Beaver alumni will take on the Beaver campus men’s varsity basketball team followed by their first-ever game against the women’s varsity team.
Blue and White Tailgate and Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Football Game, 8 p.m.
 Lobby, Harmony Hall residence hall
 Free stadium foods will be offered before and during the game.
For information about the Open House, contact the Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu or 1-877-JOIN-PSU. For information about other activities, contact the Office of Student Affairs at dxt24@psu.edu or 724-773-3951.


Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: September 24-30, 2012
Monday, Sept. 24
Women’s soccer – Geneva College 9, Penn State Beaver 1

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Men’s soccer – Westmoreland County Community College 5, Penn State Beaver 3
Women’s soccer – Westmoreland County Community College 13, Penn State Beaver 0

Thursday, Sept. 27
Volleyball – Penn State Fayette 3, Penn State Beaver 0

Saturday, Sept. 29
Men’s soccer – Penn State Beaver 4, Penn State York 3
Volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Schuylkill 0
Volleyball – Penn State Brandywine 3, Penn State Beaver 0

Sunday, Sept. 30
Men’s soccer – Penn State Brandywine 6, Penn State Beaver 1

For scores and play-by-play details or for information about Beaver intercollegiate or intramural 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.