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Corporate Spelling Bee Set For March 13

The 13th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Teams of three community members are invited to participate. Proceeds from the event will benefit Penn State Beaver's Adult Literacy Action (ALA), a nonprofit organization that provides free adult education in reading, writing, math, GED preparation, distance learning, English for speakers of other languages and family literacy. Last year ALA volunteer tutors and instructors served more than 800 adults at libraries and learning centers throughout Beaver County. A reception for the teams will be held at 5 p.m. in the auditoriums lobby. Team registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 28.  

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Wroble-Biglan Brings Prevention Center Course To Campus

Minhnoi Wroble-Biglan, assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Beaver, has invited CONTACT Beaver Valley to offer a course on campus this spring. Skills for Better Listening will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 18-April 10. CONTACT Beaver Valley is an organization that provides 24-hour phone help lines, crisis intervention, referral services and reassurance service for isolated, elderly or handicapped persons. CONTACT responds to callers' needs 365 every day of the year, 24 hours a day.

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SGA Will Co-Sponsor Blood Drive, Open To The Public

The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association (SGA) and the American Red Cross will co-sponsor a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Student Union Building Lodge. The event is open to the public. Register online at http://www.redcrosslife.org/ or contact Jessica Jackson in the Office of Student Activities at jrj15@psu.edu or (724) 773-3947. 
 

Fetchin Receives Third Career Honor From USCAA 

Penn State Beaver Nittany Lion basketball player Zach Fetchin was named the USCAA Division II Men's Player of the Week for the second time this season and the third time in his athletic career.  Fetchin averaged more than 24 points in a 2-1 week, including 34 points over Penn State Hazleton.  His season average is now 23 points per game and he currently leads the USCAA in scoring. A native of Hopewell Township, Fetchin is a sophomore in the Division of Undergraduate Studies. For more information about campus athletics, contact Athletic Director Andy Kirschner, ack121@psu.edu, or (724) 773-3826 or visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm.


Dubois Ends Beaver's Winning Streak

The Beaver Nittany Lions men's basketball team lost its hope of extending a winning streak when it lost to Penn State DuBois, 77-69, Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Beaver campus gym. Junior Matt Franitti (Blackhawk High School) recorded 25 points for Beaver, followed closely by sophomore Zach Fetchin (Hopewell High School) with 24 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Tim Kubis (Hopewell High School) had four assists. Beaver now stands at 6-13 overall and 6-5 in the conference.  For information about Beaver athletics, contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or (724) 773-3826 or visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm. 
  

Beaver Lady Lions Defeat Dubois, Extend Winning Streak

The Beaver Lady Lions basketball team added to their five game winning streak Wednesday, Jan. 30, when they hosted and defeated Penn State DuBois, 68-36. Freshman Jasmine Green (Orange High School) led her team with 15 points and seven steals while freshman Tasia McCargo (Beaver Falls High School) contributed 10 points. Freshman Christian Good (Aliquippa High School) pulled down 14 rebounds. The Beaver women are 14-4 overall and 10-1 in the conference. For information about Beaver athletics, contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or (724) 773-3826 or visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm.