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Remember to register for free PSUTXT

Penn State encourages faculty, staff, students and their families to register for PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that sends a text message alert to your cell phone if classes or campus schedules are changed or canceled due to weather conditions or other campus situations. Registration is effective immediately. To register, visit http://newswires.psu.edu/ and click on the
PSUTXT REGISTER button at the bottom of the page. If you have questions or need more information, contact Annemarie Mountz at amountz@psu.edu.


Donors still needed for Gift Drive for Children

Donors are still needed for the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association's annual Gift Drive for Children, which is held in conjunction with Children and Youth Services (CYS) of Beaver County and benefits children who are CYS clients. Participants will be provided with the first name, age and sex of the child(ren) as well as a variety of gift
suggestions and, if needed, clothing sizes. The group suggests that each gift be in the $25-$30 range since the gift might be the only one a child receives this holiday season. All gift donors and recipients remain anonymous.  If participants prefer, a monetary donation can be made instead to the Alumni Chapter, and chapter members will purchase gifts for the children on behalf of the donor(s).

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Admissions Office will host free Application Workshop

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a free Application Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Student Union Building. No registration is required. If applying to Penn State Beaver at either workshop, a student might receive an admissions decision on the spot and the $50 application fee will be waived. In order to receive an immediate decision,
applicants must bring their official high school transcript to the workshop.  Only applications to Penn State Beaver will be received and evaluated.

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Hundreds attend 14th annual Health Fair

Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff attended the 14th annual Health Fair held on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Student Union Building. The event is coordinated by Nurse Barbara McDanel, director of Health Services and disability coordinator/counselor.The Health Fair featured a wide variety of demonstrations, displays, free products and participants from the health care community, including the Women's Center of Beaver County, Gateway
Rehabilitation, Adagio Health System, the YMCA. In addition, information sessions about optometric care, exercise and lifestyle, safe sexual practices, STDs, tobacco cessation, reflexology, aromatherapy and more were available.  For information about the event, contact McDanel at bqm5@psu.edu or (724) 773-3955.

Researchers want to know about perceptions of ANGEL

What factors encourage the use of technologies like ANGEL by University faculty over time? Please take 15 to 20 minutes to complete a short survey about perceptions of ANGEL, the course management system at Penn State.

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Lady Lions split season openers

Last weekend the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team split its first two games of the season. On Saturday, Nov. 15, the La Roche College Lady Redhawks hosted and defeated the Lady Lions, 77-57, in a nonconference game.  On Sunday, Nov. 16, Beaver defeated the Carlow University Lady Celtics, 73-66, at La Roche College.

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Men win opener, Fetchin scores 1,000th career point

On Monday, Nov. 17, the Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions basketball team hosted and defeated the Franciscan University Barons, 91-74, in the Lions' season and home opener. At the three-minute mark in the second half, junior Zach Fetchin (Hopewell) scored his 1,000th career point. Fetchin led the Lions with nine rebounds and 17 points while junior Tim Kubis (Hopewell) had a
career and game high of 26 points. Beaver travels to La Roche College in Pittsburgh to take on the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets at 6 p.m. today.