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Free June concerts kick off Brodhead Cultural Center summer series

Mark and Donna Groom, members of Pittsburgh's Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, will kick off the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's 32nd summer season with a free show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in the J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. A rain date is scheduled for the following evening.  Burke's Bavarian Brass will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Cultural Center. There is no rain date.

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Pittsburgh's founding fathers is Baker-Dungan Museum's theme

The Baker-Dungan Museum at Penn State Beaver's Brodhead Cultural Center will feature a summer exhibit about Pittsburgh's founding fathers as Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th anniversary. The museum's collections belong to the Mill Creek Valley Historical Association (MCVHA) whose members operate and staff the museum and provide free tours.

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Penn State Beaver Named Best of the Valley for 2008

Readers of The Times have voted Penn State Beaver as the Best of the Valley for 2008 in the Annual Readers' Choice Awards. Beaver campus, which was chosen as the best college or university in The Times' circulation area, also received the award in 2006.For information, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at (724) 773-3815 or amk6@psu.edu.

EOC announces new educational counselor

Educational Opportunity Centers of Southwestern Pennsylvania (EOC / SWPA) have hired Dana Winters as the educational counselor located at Penn State Beaver. EOC is a federal TRIO program designed to provide information and counseling to adults who would like to go to college or attend other post secondary education institutions. EOC services are free to participants.

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Admissions Office hosts Spend a Summer Evening Program

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Spend a Summer Evening Program at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 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.

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Registration open for all academic and athletic summer youth camps

Registration is under way for more than 20 academic and athletic summer youth camps for ages 3-18 at Penn State Beaver. The camps are presented by the Office of Continuing Education. 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) and "Dance Mania."

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Alumni Chapter to hold cookout, go to Pirates' game

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is holding a public cookout at a Pirates game Saturday, June 21, at Heinz Field.  The cookout will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot next to Heinz Field, and the game against the Toronto Blue Jays will begin at 7 p.m. Hot dogs will be provided by the alumni, and attendees are invited to bring a covered dish or desert. Visitors can look for the Alumni Chapter's Penn State flag in the parking lot to locate the cookout. Tickets for the game will be $10 to $12 per person, depending on participation. To make a reservation, contact Alumni Chapter vice president Keith Poleti at krp151@yahoo.com or (724) 622-9862.

Office of Student Affairs announces new staff assistant

Denise Turyan has accepted the position of staff assistant for the Penn State Beaver Office of Student Affairs, effective July 1. Since 2005, she has been a staff assistant for Beaver campus residence life, as well as the office assistant for the campus Reach Out program. In addition, she worked in the campus bookstore for a year and served as a staff assistant in the Office of Housing and Food Services for four years. Turyan can be contacted at dxt24@psu.edu or (724) 773-3959.

The Medical Minute: Men's Health Week 2008

It is often observed that men tend not to go to the doctor unless they are really sick or their wives encourage them to go. Perhaps that's partly why men's life expectancies have dropped compared to women's since 1920 when death rates for both genders were about equal. Compared to women, men are almost twice as likely to die from heart disease, one and one-half times more likely to die from cancer and have two and one-half times more accidental deaths. They also are three to four times more likely to die from suicide or homicide.

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