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Fall Faculty Speakers Series begins with a look at life in India

The Penn State Beaver Fall Faculty Speakers Series will kick off with a presentation on “Life in India” from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, room 16, Student Union Building. Presenters are Abhijit Dutt and Neelam Dwivedi, instructors in information sciences and technology. The program, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the culture, educational system, and daily life in India. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Dutt at aud18@psu.edu or 724-773-3860, Dwivedi at nxd22@psu.edu or 724-773-3894, or the Office of Academic Affairs at djm5@psu.edu or 724-773-3571.

Turkish scholars visiting Penn State Beaver this fall

Talha Harcar, associate professor of business at Penn State Beaver, invited two visiting scholars from Turkey to spend time at the campus this semester. Filiz Boluktepe and Zehra Nisanci are on campus to conduct collaborative research in business and economics. In addition, they’ll observe Beaver business classes, interact with students, faculty and staff, and learn about daily life in the United States.

Boluktepe is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration at Uludag University in Bursa, which is located in northwestern Turkey. The university has 2,400 academic staff, 16 international lecturers, 41,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. She has also served as an instructor in the Department of Business Administration at Mustafakemalpasa Vocational School, located in the west of Bursa and the south of Marmara, Turkey. She is the co-author of five journal articles and has presented seven statement papers in Turkey. Boluktepe holds a doctorate in management and organization from Uludag University and a post-graduate degree in management and organization, and a graduate degree in business administration from Ataturk University in Erzurum. Ataturk consists of 17 faculties, five high schools, 15 vocational high schools, six institutes and 16 research centers as well as faculty and high school campuses in the neighboring provinces and districts.

Nisanci is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Management and Organization at Izmir Katip Celebi University. Izmir, located in the western region of Turkey, is the country’s third most populous city and lies on the coast of the Aegean Sea. Previously, she served as an assistant professor and a research assistant in the Department of Business Administration and Department of Management and Organization at Ataturk University. She is the author of three journal articles and has presented two statement papers in Turkey. Nisanci received her doctorate and post-graduate degrees in management and organization, and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Atatürk University.

Boluktepe and Nisanci will be on campus through November. They share an office in Room 3-K, Ross Administration Building, and can be contacted through the Office of Academic Affairs at 724-773-3571 or djm5@psu.edu.

Penn State alumni and students are invited to attend career events

Penn State alumni and Penn State Beaver students are encouraged to attend two major career and job search events this fall. Penn State Career Days, the University’s largest career fair, will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 17-19, at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park. The Western Pennsylvania Career Services Association (WestPACS) Collegiate Job and Internship Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville.

The WestPACS event is the Pittsburgh region’s largest job fair for college students and alumni. Stephanie DeMaro, regional job and internship developer for Penn State’s western campuses, encourages students and alumni to attend both events in order to find internships and post-graduation employment. Beaver campus students will attend Penn State Career Days Wednesday, Sept. 18. More than 400 national and regional employers will be recruiting for internships and full-time and part-time positions in all technical and nontechnical majors. The event offers students and alumni an opportunity to meet with prospective employers as well as gain interviewing, networking, and presentation skills.

In addition, students can visit the Penn State Career Days website to submit resumes online through the Nittany Lion Career Network and schedule interviews on the days of the event. Employers are encouraged to register on the Nittany Lion Career Network to post available jobs and internships by visiting https://psu-consortia-csm.symplicity.com/employers/index.php. For information about either event, contact DeMaro at 724-773-3953 or saw163@psu.edu. Information about Penn State Career Days is available at http://careerfairs.psu.edu/fall, and information about the West PACS Job and Internship Fair can be found at http://www.westpacs.org.

Winners of 13th annual Beaver Alumni Society golf outing are announced

The team from Kip’s Ice Cream won first place at the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society’s 13th annual Golf Outing held Monday, Sept. 9, at Seven Oaks Country Club in Brighton Township. This is the second consecutive year this team took top honors. Team members were Nick Andrews, Shane Hecht, John Murawski and Don Ware.

The Andrews Industrial Controls team won second place with members Brady Barbero, Bryan Dunn, Matt Morich and Mike Onisko.

Each first-place winner received a $75 gift certificate, all second-place winners received a $60 gift certificate and, as a way to recognize a random team, each ninth-place team member received a $50 gift certificate to the Seven Oaks Pro Shop.

Winners of the skills competition were Steve Ellis of the PNC Wealth Management team, longest drive, hole No. 3; Bob Janeda with the PLS Logistics team, longest first putt, hole No. 18; Chris Demos of the Long Shots team, closest to the pin, hole No. 11; and Gene Adamowski, Gray Family team, hole-in-one on hole No. 4. Adamowski received a Kindle Fire Table. Final net earnings from the outing are still being tabulated and will be announced at a later date.

For information about participating in next year’s golf outing, contact Diana Patterson, director of development at Penn State Beaver, dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.

Beaver campus United Way Committee offers Penn State Creamery ice cream

The Penn State Beaver United Way Committee has announced its first-ever sale of half gallons of Penn State Creamery ice cream. The sale is open to the public as well as all campus faculty, staff and students. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10.

Order forms are available now by contacting Dana Alvetro, program assistant, Office of Continuing Education, at dlb31@psu.edu or 724-773-3762. Payment is cash or check only and must be made when the order is placed. Cost is $8.50 per half-gallon, and proceeds benefit the United Way of Beaver County. Orders can only be picked up at the Beaver campus Housing and Food Services Building from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Twelve flavors of ice cream are available: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, peachy Paterno, bittersweet mint, WPSU coffee break, coconut chip, peanut butter swirl, cookies & cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, and death by chocolate.

In addition to Alvetro, other United Way Committee members are Ted Froats, manager of information technology; Parker Goolsby, coordinator of residence life; Cindy Platz, staff assistant, Office of Finance and Business; Renata Shaw, staff assistant, Offices of the Chancellor, Campus and Community Relations, and the Brodhead Cultural Center; Claudia Tanaskovic, instructor in chemistry, Justin Vorbach, admissions counselor; and Jennie Ward, staff assistant, Offices of the Registrar and the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

For more information, contact Alvetro or Shaw at rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3553.

Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Sept. 7-12

Saturday, Sept. 7
Men’s soccer – Penn State Beaver 9, Penn State Schuylkill 1
Women’s soccer – La Roche College 12, Penn State Beaver 0

Monday, Sept. 9
Women’s volleyball – Butler County Community College 3, Penn State Beaver 0
Women’s volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Westmoreland County Community College 1

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Men’s soccer – Medaille College 16, Penn State Beaver 0
Women’s soccer – Medaille College 10, Penn State Beaver 0

Thursday, Sept. 12
Women’s volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Greater Allegheny 0

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.