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Rochester Wolves Club pledges $50,000 for Trustee Scholarship

The Rochester Wolves Club has pledged $50,000 to establish a Trustee Matching Scholarship at Penn State Beaver. The announcement was made by club president Craig Mamone and Diana Patterson, campus director of development. Rochester is the fifth area Wolves Club to establish a Trustee Scholarship at Beaver.

"It’s been a long-term goal of our club to establish a local scholarship to help students," Mamone said. "We thought that Penn State Beaver would be the best place to start because of its outstanding academic reputation. We’re looking forward to our partnership with the campus."

Trustee Scholarships are designed to keep a Penn State education accessible to all qualified students, regardless of their financial means. The program has a unique matching component -- the University matches 5 percent of each gift annually and combines these funds with income from the endowment to increase the financial impact of the scholarship. The matching funds become available almost immediately to scholarship recipients.

"This very generous gift is going to benefit so many students," Patterson said. "Penn State Beaver now has a total of eleven Trustee Scholarships. These clubs are superb examples of the difference a dedicated community organization can make in the lives of our students. The campus is very grateful for Rochester’s gift and the continued support of the Wolves."

Off-campus housing available to Beaver campus students

Off-campus housing for fall semester 2008 is available to Penn State Beaver students who choose to live in the community. A complete listing of individuals and companies offering rental properties can be found at http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/26319.htm.

For information about these rental properties, contact the individual or company directly. If you have questions about campus policies or procedures, contact Denise Turyan, staff assistant in the Office of Student Affairs, at dxt24@psu.edu or 724-773-3959.

Penn State School of Nursing expands program for school nurses

Penn State Beaver’s Office of Continuing Education will offer a Professional Development Program for School Nurses beginning Monday, June 16.

The program’s course offerings include timely topics, including healthy lifestyles for children and adolescents, drug abuse prevention, and helping students deal with crisis. Courses are delivered in condensed formats designed to minimize impact summer time schedules. Participants can earn up to six credits within a two-week period.

This summer Beaver campus will offer Nursing 597B - Legal and Professional Issues in School Nursing. The Professional Development Program for School Nurses can help satisfy Act 48 requirements, and some courses may be applicable toward a master’s degree or other Penn State School of Nursing programs. Participants can enroll in individual offerings or complete a five-course core series to receive a Penn State certificate.

The Professional Development Program for School Nurses is supported by Penn State’s School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, and the Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

More information can be found online at http://www.outreach.psu.edu/cape/SchoolNurse, or by contacting the Beaver Office of Continuing Education at dlb31@psu.edu, mev7@psu.edu, or 724-773-3700.

Penn State Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) delivers professional development and continuing education programs to adult learners at locations across Pennsylvania. CAPE uses Penn State’s network of 24 campuses and the University's academic colleges to offer degrees and programs for adult learners in a wide range of fields, including business, education, engineering/technology, health, and justice/government. For information, visit http://www.outreach.psu.edu/cape/.

Penn State Continuing and Professional Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

For more information, contact Marian Vendemia, director of continuing education at Beavaer campus, mev7@psu.edu or 724-773-3767, or contact Dana Alvetro, program assistant, at dlb31@psu.edu or 824-773-3762.

Baseball, Baseball Teams Chance at PSUAC Title, Move On to USCAA

The Beaver Nittany Lions baseball team and the Lady Lions softball team both missed their shot at winning the PSUAC Championship last week.

On Wednesday, April 30 the women entered the PSUAC Tournament in Williamsport as the #1 seed, but were defeated by Penn State Greater Allegheny, 8-4, and Penn State Hazleton, 5-4. On Friday, May 2 the baseball team finished second with a 3-1 loss to Penn College, winner of this year’s PSUAC title.

The softball team finished the regular season at 23-18 overall and 19-1 in the PSUAC while the baseball team ended with 34-16 overall and 16-4 in the PSUAC. 

Both teams are now headed for the USCAA Championships. The Lady Lions are the #6 seed in the USCAA National Softball Tournament, May 8 to 11, at the Borg Warner Softball Complex in Decatur, Illinois. The event will be hosted by Robert Morris College Springfield and Central Illinois Girls Softball. On Friday, May 9 the women take on Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky; St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, and Judson College, Marion Alabama.

On May 12 the Lions head to the USCAA Baseball Championship hosted by The Apprentice School and the Peninsula Pilots baseball club at War Memorial Stadium, Hampton, Virginia. On Tuesday, May 13 they take on Robert Morris College Springfield of Illinois.

For updates on the Lions’ progress at the tournament, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm or contact Athletic Director Andy Kirschner, ack121@psu.edu, 724-773-3826.

Lady Lions Lose Two More after PSUAC Defeat

On Friday, May 2 the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions softball team lost a doubleheader against Grove City College in non-conference play at home, 8-0 and 2-0.

In game one, freshman Kayla Chambers (South Side High School) pitched six solid innings, giving up four hits, walking one, and striking out six. Junior Sam Neely pitched in the seventh inning, but four errors hurt the Lady Lions as Grove City scored eight to win the game. Offensively, the Lady Lions pounded out twelve hits led by sophomores Jamie Clouse (Laurel High School) and Alonna Verrico (Rochester High School) and senior Becky Garcia (Riverside High School), all with three hits each. 

In game two, Grove City scored one in the fourth inning and one in the sixth to take the win. Beaver sophomore Chelsea Brownlee (Avella High School) pitched six strong innings, giving up seven hits, walking one, and striking out two. Garcia doubled in the loss.

The Lady Lions are now 23-22 in overall play.

For information about campus atheletics, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm or contact Athletic Director Andy Kirschner, ack121@psu.edu, 724-773-3826.