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Brodhead Cultural Center Announces Summer Schedule

The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center’s 32nd summer season of programming will begin June 19 at the  J. P. Giusti Amphitheater, Brodhead Road, Monaca. This summer’s series sponsors are The Times, ARA Corporation, and The Idea Works.

Shows are open to the public and are free, except the musical. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the amphitheater, unless an alternate location is listed. Performance dates vary each week, and some programs have no rain date or rain location.

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will sell Penn State Creamery ice cream prior to some of the shows and will sell concessions before and during every show. All ice cream and concession sale proceeds benefit Beaver campus student scholarships funded by the Alumni Chapter.

Advance ticket information for the musical is available by calling the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610. Tickets are $13 for all ages. There is no discount for children or senior citizens and no reserved seating. If available, tickets will be sold at the door prior to each performance beginning at 6 p.m. Auditorium doors open for audience general seating at 6:45 p.m.      

The Mill Creek Valley Historical Association will staff and host free tours of the Baker-Dungan Museum located on the hill overlooking the Cultural Center’s amphitheater. The museum, which is free and open for one hour prior to all shows except the musical, contains a variety of local historical artifacts, tools, furniture, clothing, and other displays.

To obtain free email or hard copies of the summer schedule or for more information, call the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610, email rxm70@psu.edu, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/ and click on “Visitors and Community.”

Events Schedule:

Thursday, June 19
Mark and Donna Groom in Concert

Rain Date – Friday, June 20

Thursday, June 26
Burke’s Bavarian Brass

No Rain Date

Thursday, July 10
The Swingin’ Beaver Bopcats
Rain Date – Friday, July 11
Ice Cream Sale from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15
Pittsburgh Banjo Club
No Rain Date
Ice Cream Sale from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26
Into the Woods
– a musical by Stephen Sondheim
Presented by the Center Theater Company, directed by Sandy Reigel
Auditorium, Student Union Building, Penn State Beaver

Tuesday, July 29
Monaca Cornet Band
Rain Date – Wednesday, July 30
Ice Cream Sale from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2
Into the Woods – a musical by Stephen Sondheim
Presented by the Center Theater Company, directed by Sandy Reigel
Auditorium, Student Union Building, Penn State Beaver

Tuesday, August 5
Metropolitan Symphonic Band
No Rain Date

Thursday, August 7
Tiger Maple String Band
No Rain Date

Tuesday, August 12
Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Rain Date – Wednesday, August 13
Ice Cream Sale from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 14
Boilermaker Jazz Band
Rain Location:  Same night – auditorium

Tuesday, August 19
Simple Gifts in Concert

Rain Location: Same night, Auditorium, Student Union Building

Tuesday, August 26
The Joe Grkman Polka Band
Rain Date – Thursday, August 28


Tickets on sale for Center Theater Players’ production of Into the Woods

Tickets are on sale for the Center Theatre Company’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods.

The play, directed by Sandy Reigel of Monaca, will be held July 25-26 and August 1-2 as part of the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center’s 32nd summer programming series. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building.

Tickets are $13 for all ages and can be obtained by contacting the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610 or sending email to rxm70@psu.edu. If available, tickets will be sold at the door at 6 p.m. on the night of each show. Auditorium doors open for general seating at 6:45 p.m.     

Into the Woods blends fairy tales with the story of a childless baker and his wife who must lift a witch’s curse in order to have a child. Fairy tales woven into the musical include “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White,” and “Sleeping Beauty.”  
           
The 2008 Brodhead Cultural Center series is co-sponsored by The Times, ARA Corporation, and The Idea Works.

To obtain free email or hard copies of the events schedule or for more information, contact the Cultural Center Office at 724-773-3610, email rxm70@psu.edu, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/.


Registration open for all academic and athletic summer youth camps

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education is registering children ages 3 to 18 for more than twenty academic and athletic summer youth camps.

This summer's academic enrichment youth camps are:
Imagination Station (based on the Harry Potter novels)
Robotics
Rockets Away
Digital Video
French
Spanish
Cheerleading
Let's Act, Let's Sing
Karate Camp
C.S.I. Camp (based on the popular TV series)
Dance Mania
Circus Camp.

Sports camps include:
Girls' Basketball
Fitness
"The Beave" Summer Camp
Soccer
Golf
Tennis
Softball
Youth Summer Basketball League
Girls' Volleyball
Adult Summer Basketball League.

For detailed information about dates and times, or to register for any of the camps, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/CE/youth.htm?cn21D, email BeaverCE@psu.edu, or call 724-773-3700.


Admissions Office hosts Spend a Summer Evening Program

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Spend a Summer Evening Program on Wednesday, June 18 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building.

This informal open house will provide participants with information about the many options Penn State offers as well as a discussion about the admissions process. Guests will also talk with Penn State faculty and students and be given a campus tour by the Lion Ambassadors. Pizza and beverages will be available from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 5:30. Penn State Creamery ice cream will be available at the conclusion of the campus tours.

To register online, visit https://www.admissions.psu.edu/my_admissions/visitation/visit_calendar.cfm?CAMPUS_ID=3
or call 1-877-JOIN-PSU.


Advocacy appointment has special meaning for Peter DeNardis

Peter L. DeNardis, adjunct instructor in information sciences and technology (IST) at Penn State Beaver, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF). The Board appointment is especially meaningful to DeNardis because he was diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM) five years ago at the age of 43. WM is a rare, slow-growing form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, sometimes known as lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma.

DeNardis was a full-time instructor at Penn State Beaver from 2000 to 2006. Upon receiving the diagnosis, Peter joined the IWMF where he’s active in a variety of roles, including that of discussion list manager with software hosted by Penn State. He is also co-manager of the WM Patient Database Project in which Beaver campus IST student interns and graduates have been heavily involved. In addition, he’ll soon be chairing the IWMF Web Site Committee to lead the revision of the group’s current website at http://www.iwmf.com/.

About 1,500 new cases of WM occur annually in the United States with the incidence being higher in men than women in the white population rather than African-Americans. Incidence increases sharply with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63 years of age. Recent medical advances have extended the median survival time to 11 years from date of diagnosis.  

The IWMF is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing information, resources, a communication network, and experience on how to live with WM, plus encouragement to those affected by this rare and incurable blood cancer.  The organization is financed solely by patients and their friends and families, with funds being utilized for patient support and for vital research into finding a cure for the disease.  Members include patients, caregivers, and health professionals from around the world. Trustees meet periodically throughout the year to manage the business of the organization and direct activities toward patient support and research.

For more information about WM or the IWMF, individuals and groups are encouraged to contact DeNardis at pld2@psu.edu, 412-624-1092, http://www.personal.psu.edu/pld2, or visit http://www.iwmf.com/.


Alumni Society’s annual golf outing set for September 8

The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society will hold its Eighth Annual Golf Outing on Monday, Sept. 8 at Seven Oaks Country Club, Brighton Township. Proceeds from the outings are currently being used to enhance the society's endowed scholarship on campus and to support new signage for various campus buildings and areas. To date, the society’s golf outings have raised more than $65,000 designated for Beaver campus. Registration for foursomes and individuals is available as are golf outing sponsorships.

For more information, contact Diana Patterson, director of development and society liaison, 724-773-3558, or contact Christina Winniewicz, external relations assistant, 724-773-3817.


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 Beaver campus, mev7@psu.edu or 724-773-3767, or contact Dana Alvetro, program assistant, at dlb31@psu.edu or 824-773-3762.