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Hall's essay on Sylvia Plath appears in updated publication

Caroline King Barnard Hall, associate professor of English, women's studies and American studies at Penn State Beaver, has authored an essay, "Transitional Poetry," which has been published in "Bloom's Modern Critical Views: Sylvia Plath - Updated Edition" (2007), a volume of essays edited and introduced by Harold Bloom, Sterling professor of the humanities, Yale University. In his comments, Bloom noted that Hall's essay presents a consideration of Plath's poem, "Crossing the Water," as a transition to Plath's major phase.

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Williams appointed admissions counselor, effective June 1

Marcess Williams has been appointed as a full-time admissions counselor at Penn State Beaver, effective June 1. For the past year, he has been serving dual roles as an admissions counselor and residence life coordinator at Beaver. Williams also is head coach of the Beaver Nittany Lions men's basketball team and will continue in that role.

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Moon High School wins Penn State Beaver Math Competition

The Davis Dream Team, a math team from Moon High School, won the Second Annual Penn State Beaver Math Competition held earlier this week on campus. Team members were seniors Stephanie Jackson, Kevin Tomb, Aaron Hassett and Brandon McIntyre. Each winner is eligible to receive a freshman-only $1,000 Blue and White Scholarship to attend Beaver campus. Judy Shuster, gifted coordinator at Moon High School, was the Davis Dream Team sponsor.

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Annual Forensics Tournament open to all high school students

The Eighth Annual Penn State Beaver Forensics Tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, on campus. The event is the premier public speaking tournament for middle and high school students in western Pennsylvania. More than 200 students will compete in six public speaking and oral interpretation events: "Original Oratory," "Dramatic Interpretation," "Humorous Interpretation," "Dramatic Duo," "Impromptu Speaking" and a new event for 2008, "Radio Announcing." All students in the area are able to compete. Registration deadline is March 28.

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Beaver Lady Lions defeat Hazleton, advance to PSUAC Final Four

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team defeated Penn State Hazleton, 76-64, in the first round of the PSUAC playoffs on Tuesday, March 4. With the win, Beaver advances to this weekend's PSUAC Final Four. Beaver takes on Penn State Brandywine in the PSUAC Final Four at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park.

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Neely named Penn State Beaver Athlete of the Week

Sam (Samantha) Neely, a member of the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team, was named Penn State Beaver Athlete of the Week. She averaged two points per minute and connected on two of three pointers in the Lions' recent loss to Spalding University at the USCAA National Tournament in Broken Arrow, Okla.
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Beaver men end season with first-round loss in PSUAC Tournament

The No. 8 seed Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions basketball team's season ended Monday, March 3, when they were defeated on the road, 63-47, by No. 1 seed Penn State New Kensington in the first round of the PSUAC Tournament. The Lions closed out their season at 7-11 in the PSUAC and 7-19 overall.
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