Storr selected for Commission for Women Executive Committee
Juliette Storr, assistant professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, was selected to serve on the 2008-2009 Executive Committee of the Penn State Commission for Women. The Commission for Women identifies areas of concern for the University''s female employees and students and provides a forum for exchanging ideas that can translate into improved practices to support women at the University. Its membership represents every employment category, i.e.
faculty, exempt and non-exempt staff, technical service, and administrative as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
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Schafer has article published in Comparative Drama journal
Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre, integrative arts, and women's studies at Penn State Beaver, has had an article published in the noted journal, Comparative Drama, Vol. 42, Summer 2008, No. 2. Schafer's article explores the content and themes of three plays by playwright Susan-Lori Parks, the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama for
her 2001 play, "Topdog/Underdog."
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Campus welcomes new employees
This fall Penn State Beaver welcomed two new faculty members and a new staff member. Clare Conry-Murray is assistant professor of psychology, Abhijit Dutt is instructor in information sciences and technology and Mona DeLisio is staff assistant in the Office of Student Affairs.
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Beaver campus will co-sponsor and host Beaver County College Fair
Penn State Beaver will co-sponsor and host the sixth annual Beaver County College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m..Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the campus gymnasium. The event, which is free to the public, is recognized as the premier college fair serving Beaver County students. No reservations to attend are needed. Representatives from more than 130 colleges, universities, technical schools and the military will be at the fair to provide free information for all interested visitors.
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Beaver will host Better Listening Skills course
Penn State Beaver will host a Skills for Better Listening course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 9. The course, which is being offered by CONTACT Beaver Valley, is designed to improve the ability to relate more effectively with family, friends and co-workers, as well as respond appropriately to the expressed needs of others. This course is Act 48 approved.To register or obtain more information, call CONTACT Beaver Valley at (724) 728-9511.
Staff members form 2008-2009 United Way Committee
Members of the Penn State Beaver staff comprise the campus 2008-2009 United Way Committee. Committee co-chairs are Dana Alvetro, program aide, Office of Continuing Education, and Denise Turyan, staff assistant, Office of Student Affairs. Other members are Darlene Mancini, staff assistant, Office of Housing and Food Services; Renata Mastrofrancesco, staff assistant, Office of the Chancellor, Campus and Community Relations, and the Brodhead Cultural Center; Carol Pistachio, library assistant; Jennie Ward, staff assistant, Office of the Registrar and Office of the Division of Undergraduate Studies; and Christina Winniewicz, external relations assistant, Office of Development.
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Badfish, The Delaneys draw Thursday night crowd on campus
More than 500 people attended Thursday night's free concert by Badfish and The Delaneys at the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. The show marked the fourth consecutive year in which the campus hosted a free major concert open to the public. The event was sponsored by the Penn State Beaver Student Activities Fee and the campus.
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Undergraduate Teaching Award nominations sought
Students are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2009 Undergraduate Teaching Awards to the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence before the Sept. 19 deadline. Electronic nominations are accepted at http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Awards/Form/. Any student, faculty, staff administrator, or friend of Penn State may nominate faculty members for the awards. Requested information includes a short comment about why the faculty member is being nominated.
Volleyball team places third in USCAA Tournament
The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions volleyball team opened its 2008 season by placing third in the four-team USCAA Tournament at Penn State New Kensington on Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30. The women had one win and two losses. In game one, the Lady Lions fell to Ohio State Marion's Scarlet Wave, 8-25, 19-25 and 16-25. Beaver moved to a match-up with New Kensington. Beaver defeated the team, 25-13, 25-10 and 25-15. The victories advanced Beaver to the semi-finals for a rematch with the Scarlet Wave.
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Soccer team loses first games of season
The Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions soccer team began its season with a 3-0 loss to the Penn College Wildcats on Aug. 30 and a 4-0 loss to the Thiel College Tomcats on Sept. 2. Beaver's game with Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Sept. 6 is canceled. The Lions resume play at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, when they take on the Mount Union College Purple Raiders at Center Area High School, Monaca. With Saturday's forfeit, Beaver is 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the PSUAC. For information about Beaver campus athletics, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 773-3826.