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Beaver campus annual Undergraduate Research Fair will be held April 16

Penn State Beaver’s 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Fair will be held Wednesday, April 16, in the Student Union Building.

This event is designed to highlight student scholarship and research conducted on campus in conjunction with faculty. The fair showcases student presentations of in-depth, original, scholarly work, and research. Projects from all academic disciplines, including science, liberal arts, math and humanities, are encouraged.

Students are required to submit an abstract for approval by their research adviser. This year’s Undergraduate Research Fair is chaired by Irene Wolf, senior instructor in philosophy. Other committee members are Zhongyuan Che, associate professor of mathematics; Matthew Grunstra, assistant professor of earth and mineral sciences; Ana da Luz Fontes, assistant professor of psychology; Donna Kuga, director of academic affairs; John Chapin, professor of communications; Joann Chirico; senior instructor in sociology; and Talha Harcar, associate professor of business.

For information, contact Wolf at iaw1@psu.edu or 724-773-3863, or contact the Office of Academic Affairs at djm5@psu.edu or 724-773-3571.

Registration open for summer youth sports camps

Registration is open for a series of summer youth camps, ages 5-18, to be offered by the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education.

The following camps will be offered:

Baseball Camp, ages 8 to 14 Monday - Thursday, June 16 through 19 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee is $100.

Softball Camp, ages 8 to 13 Monday - Thursday, June 16 through 19 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee is $100.

Fitness Camp, ages 8 to 14 Monday - Friday, June 23 through 27 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee is $125. Fitness and Wii Camp. Ages 8 to 14 Monday - Thursday, June 30 through July 3 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee is $80.

Boys' Basketball Camp, ages 8 – 13 Monday t- Thursday, July 7 through 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $100.

Girls' Basketball Camp, ages 8 – 13 Monday - Thursday, July 14 through 17 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $100.

Cheerleading Camp, ages 5 – 8 Monday - Thursday, July 21 through 24 9 a.m. to noon. Gym shoes are required. Fee is $80.

Soccer Camp, ages 8 – 14 Monday - Thursday, July 21 through 24 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $100.

Wrestling Camp, ages 8 – 14 Monday - Thursday, July 21 through 24 6 to 9 p.m. Fee is $80.

Advanced Volleyball Camp, ages 14 to 18 Monday - Thursday, July 28 through 31 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $120.

Golf Camp, ages 18 and under Monday - Friday, Aug. 4 through 8 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $130.

Volleyball Camp, ages 8 to 13 Monday - Thursday, Aug. 4 through 7 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $100.

To register or for more information, contact the Continuing Education Office at beaverce@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.

Office of Continuing Education will offer Lean Six Sigma Certification

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education is offering a three-course Lean Six Sigma Certification program. The courses will be held in the Student Union Building on campus.

Each course carries a fee of $590, is comprised of seven sessions, and will be delivered in a blended format of four online sessions that are asynchronous and three sessions that are held synchronously at Beaver campus. Every session blends classroom experience with hands-on activities to give participants a series of tools that can be applied immediately in their workplace environment.

Lean Six Sigma is a fundamental for continuous improvement in any service industry, technology group, health care sector, office environment, or manufacturing business. This three-course program will provide students with the tools necessary to position their company or organization in order to exceed their customers’ expectations.

The first course, Lean Six Sigma Theory and Application, will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 24 through Nov. 5. Lean Six Sigma for Continuous Improvement will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 19, 2014, through Jan. 7, 2015. The final course, Lean Six Sigma Customer Driven, will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21 through March 4, 2015.

For more information or to register for the certification, contact the Beaver campus Office of Continuing Education at beaverce@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.

Office of Continuing Education offers testing for CLEP

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education offers testing for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Administered by the College Board, CLEP provides college credit for examinations that test college-level knowledge in specific disciplines. It is a nationally recognized series of examinations that allows the student to demonstrate knowledge acquired in a noncollege setting.

A schedule of credit awarded by Penn State for CLEP examinations is available online at http://admissions.psu.edu/academics/credit/clep/index.cfm. Because of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004, veterans can receive reimbursement for CLEP fees from the Veterans Administration (VA).

For information about CLEP testing for veterans, visit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/veterans.html. To schedule CLEP testing, the Beaver Continuing Education office at beaverce@psu.edu or 724-773-3700, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on Continuing Education.

Free copies of Beaver's Panorama arts journal to be available to the public

Panorama: Penn State Beaver’s Journal of the Arts will be available for free to the public upon publication later this semester. The journal is an annual spring semester publication that features works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art and photography submitted by campus students, faculty, staff and retirees. Submissions have not appeared in any other publications. To receive a free copy of Panorama, contact Amy M. Krebs, director of campus and community relations, at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816.

Penn State Beaver bookstore is open to the public

The public is welcome to visit and shop in the Penn State Beaver bookstore, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. The bookstore provides a variety of Penn State-related clothing, accessories, glassware and mugs, computer and academic supplies, and a wide variety of gifts. The bookstore also offers current fiction and nonfiction books and a variety of beverages and snack items.

For more information, call the bookstore at 724-773-3650 or visit http://psubeaver.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBHomePage?st....

Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: March 10-12, 2014

Monday, March 10

Baseball – Bridgewater State 2, Penn State Beaver 1

Baseball – Briarcliffe College 5, Penn State Beaver 1

Tuesday, March 11

Baseball – Hagerstown Community College 7, Penn State Beaver 3

Baseball – Penn State Beaver 8, Norwich University 4

Wednesday, March 12

Baseball – Miami Hamilton 20, Penn State Beaver 2

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.

Admissions Office will offer spring programs for prospective students

Prospective students interested in attending Penn State are invited to two free programs hosted by the Penn State Beaver Admissions Office in the Student Union Building.

An Open House will be held Saturday, March 29. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the programs will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building. Prospective students and their families are invited to explore Penn State opportunities, meet with faculty and current students, and tour the campus.

The “Be a Penn State Student for a Day” program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. The program is designed to give juniors and seniors a real taste of college life by attending classes and having lunch with current campus students. Information sessions and a campus tour also will be provided.

Registration is required for both events. To register, contact br-admissions@psu.edu or call 1-877-JOIN-PSU.

Beaver will host presentation on ethics in mental health, addiction treatment

Penn State Beaver will host a free training presentation co-sponsored by Beaver County Behavioral Health. “Ethics in the Helping Professions” will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the auditorium of the campus Student Union Building.

Presenter Ken Montrose, former clinical director at Greenbriar Treatment Center in Washington, Pa., is director of training and publications for Greenbriar. The program will address the ethical principles on which mental health and substance abuse services are based. Specific areas of practice where boundary violations tend to occur will be discussed, and practice concerns that arise in different roles and settings will also be examined.

Those attending the program are eligible to earn a variety of professional credits. To register or for more information, email lindahall@etc-pa.com or call 412-244-1244.

Montrose, who actively pursues his own recovery from alcoholism, has provided training for numerous mental health and chemical dependency treatment agencies. He is the author of numerous publications, including “Celebrating Small Victories: A counselor’s manual for treating chronic mental illness and substance abuse” (Hazelden, 1995: with Dennis Daley) and “Understanding Schizophrenia and Addiction” (Hazelden, 1993: with Dennis Daley). Montrose is a certified addictions counselor who holds a master’s degree in developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Vincent College.

For information about the program, contact Beaver County Behavioral Health at 724-847-6225, or contact the Beaver campus Office of Academic Affairs at mck15@psu.edu or 724-773-3824.

Public invited to hear presentation by coauthor of 'Stabbed in the Heart'

The public is invited to attend a free presentation by Lynn Shiner, coauthor of the book “Stabbed in the Heart,” 10 a.m., Friday, March 28, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building.

The program is cosponsored by Crisis Center North, Pittsburgh. Shiner’s two children were murdered, as was the only child of coauthor Nancy Chavez. Shiner’s husband killed their children, Jen and Dave, and then committed suicide. Chavez’s daughter, Randi, was killed by Randi’s husband and his accomplices, all of whom were sentenced to life without parole. With the help of journalist and coauthor Nancy Eshelman, the women decided to write the book as a way to educate the public about children who are murder victims while raising awareness of the issue and dealing personally with their losses.

Shiner is the director of the Office of Victims’ Services with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. She has 35 years of experience in state government and has turned the Victims Compensation Assistance Program into a national model through streamlining processes, legislative changes, and technology enhancements that ensure the program is victim-centered. She received the National Crime Victim Service Award in 2004 from Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Chavez, who also is a victim of domestic violence, organized the 5K Run/Walk for Hope and Courage, which has raised more than $271,000 to provide support for victims’ families. In addition, she established Randi’s House of Angels to assist children and families who are exposed to or are victims of domestic violence. She also sponsors a three-day camp to empower children who have experienced domestic violence. She is a trained mediator for victims of violence for the Pennsylvania Department of Correction and is featured in the Pennsylvania Commission for Women's book, "VOICES - African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success.”

Eshelman spent most of her career at The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, where she was a reporter, editor, and columnist. She is the recipient of awards from The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and The Associated Press Managing Editors. She has taught at Temple University, Penn State Harrisburg, and Lebanon Valley College and currently teaches part-time at York College of Pennsylvania.

For information about the women and the book, visit http://www.rjdblessings.com. For information about domestic violence prevention and victim support, contact Crisis Center North at http://crisiscenternorth.org, or call the hotline at 412-364-5556 or call toll-free at 866-782-0911.