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Online safety for children is topic of Continuing Ed workshop

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will present "Educating Parents about Social Networking and Web 2.0" from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, in 16 Student Union Building. The workshop is geared towards helping parents and educators work with children to explain and ensure online safety issues. Attendees will receive valuable insights as well as materials that address students' safety online.

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Summer camps offer programs for children ages 3-18

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer 18 summer camps for ages 3-18 in June, July and August. All camps are open to the public. Academic enrichment camps are "Cheerleading," "Circus Camp," "Crime Scene Investigation," "Digital Video and Movie Production," "French," "Musical Theatre," "Princess Camp," "Robotics," "Spanish" and "Wizardry." Sports camps are baseball, basketball, fitness, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.To register or obtain more information, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/CE/youth.htm?cn21D for a complete listing of age appropriate camp times, dates and details, or contact the Office of Continuing Education at bjb23@psu.edu or (724) 773-3700.

High school students encouraged to join forensics competition

The eighth annual Penn State Beaver Forensics Tournament will be held 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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The Roar student newspaper is available online

The Penn State Beaver student newspaper, The Roar, a monthly publication, is available online at http://takeoff.to/roar/. The newspaper's faculty co-advisers are Terrie Baumgardner, instructor in communications, arts and sciences, and Dan Pinchot, director of enrollment. For information about the newspaper, contact Baumgardner at tbm2@psu.edu or (724) 773-3861 or Pinchot at djp114@psu.edu or (724) 773-3806.

Comedian Alexandra McHale will appear on campus

The Penn State Beaver Student Activity Fee and Student Activities will present comedian Alexandra McHale at 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Beaver campus Brodhead Bistro. McHale made her network debut on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." She's also been seen on CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," the Metro Channel's "New Joke City with Robert Klein" and has performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. She appeared at the 2007 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and is a frequent commentator on VH1. In addition to appearances on network television, McHale has headlined at more than 300 colleges and is a two-time recipient of the Female Entertainer of the Year Award given by readers of Campus Activities Magazine. For information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at asb1@psu.edu or (724) 773-3956.

Spring children's play open to the public

In April Penn State Beaver Theatre will present its annual spring children's play, "The Bremen Town Musicians," in the Student Union Building auditorium. Performances of this famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm are open to pre-schools, grade schools, youth organizations and the public. Students in the theatre acting and production class are the cast and crew members. The play is directed by Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre and women's studies.

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Auditions announced for summer musical 'Into the Woods'

Men and women age 18 and older are sought hto audition for the Center Theatre Players' production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods." The play is part of the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's 32nd season of summer programming. Auditions for the musical will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 13 and 14, in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building.

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Nominations sought for CSAP awards for substance abuse prevention

Penn State's Commission for Substance Abuse Prevention is seeking nominations for its awards for Exemplary Actions in Substance Abuse Prevention. Awards will be given in two categories -- individual or group recognition and outstanding campus initiative. The awards program is a way to recognize those in the Penn State community who demonstrate exemplary actions which foster an environment that values healthy lifestyle choices concerning alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

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Beaver women's basketball team wins PSUAC championship

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions women's basketball team won the 2007-08 PSUAC Conference Championship when it defeated Penn State Schuylkill, 75-61, Saturday, March 8, at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park. "This is an astounding feat for any program, much less a first-year program," said Head Coach Bert DeSalvo. "I'm proud of the women and the tremendous job they did all season long. We've had a wonderful experience and the hard work paid off."
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Baseball team defeats Neumann College, 9-6

The Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions men's baseball team defeated Neumann College, 9-6, Sunday, March 9, in Fort Pierce, Fla., where the Lions have spent spring break. Beaver sophomore Greg Frederick (Quaker Valley High School) earned the win, pitching six strong innings, giving up three earned runs, giving up seven hits, striking out 11 and walking four.

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