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Students volunteer to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

More than seventy Penn State students will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering to work at a variety of non-profit organizations on Monday, Jan. 19. Participants in the Day of Service are from Penn State Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Shenango campuses. There will be no classes held at Penn State on Monday so students will donate their free time to provide services to groups and individuals in need.

For information, contact Amy Gartley, Beaver campus associate director of student affairs, at asb1@psu.edu or 724-773-3956.

Campus will host Commissioners’ Breakfast on Jan. 27

Penn State Beaver will be the host sponsor for the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce Beaver County Commissioners’ Breakfast, 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Student Union Building Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

The event will feature Beaver County Commissioner and Chairman Tony Amadio, Commissioner Joe Spanik, and Commissioner Charles Camp. Admission for Chamber members is $5. Non-members’ fee is $10. The public will be able to pose questions to the commissioners on current regional and county issues.

To register, contact the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce at info@bcchamber.com or call 724-775-3944.

John Bul Dau, Lost Boy of Sudan, will present free program

Humanitarian John Bul Dau, known as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, will present a free program open to the public on Monday, Feb. 2 at noon in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building.

Dau and thousands of other boys were Sudanese refugees whose courage and survival were featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary, God Grew Tired of Us, winner of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award and Audience Award for documentaries. Narrated by actress Nicole Kidman, the documentary was filmed in Kenya, New York, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh, PA where many of the Lost Boys finally reached freedom. National Geographic also published Dau’s memoir with the same title.

In 1987 at age 13, Dau fled his home in southern Sudan, narrowly escaping troops sent to exterminate all black Christian males. His village was burned, women were raped, children were enslaved, and young men were killed. Dau and thousands of other Lost Boys began a perilous journey to freedom that spanned more than 1,000 miles and 14 years.

Dau is recognized internationally for his advocacy of human rights and his call to end the violence in Sudan through promoting cultural understanding and awareness of global issues. 
Through his initiative, the Sudanese Lost Boys of New York Foundation was established as well as the American Care for Sudan Foundation.

Information about this program and others that are free to the public is available by contacting the Office of Student Affairs at dxt24@psu.edu or 724-773-3951.

Admissions Office will host free workshops

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host two free workshops open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 31. An Application Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Financial Aid Workshop will begin at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Building.

Advance registration is not required for the Application Workshop and staff members will be available to assist in completing and returning Penn State applications. The $50 application fee will be waived for anyone completing an application specifically for Beaver and some Beaver applicants might receive an immediate admissions decision. In addition, financial aid information and campus tours will be available.

To receive an immediate admissions decision, the applicant must bring her/his official high school transcript to the workshop. Only applications to Penn State Beaver will be received and evaluated. Applications to other Penn State locations will be completed and forwarded, along with the application fee, to the respective campus for evaluation. Paid application fees are not refundable. 

The Financial Aid Workshop will provide instructions and information for parents and students on filing for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Advance registration is required. Participants will learn about various types of financial aid for which they qualify, including grants, loans and scholarships. Staff members will also provide guidance in navigating potential pitfalls in financing a college education.

For information about the events or Penn State, contact the Admissions Office at 1 (877) JOIN-PSU, br-admissions@psu.edu, or via AOL IM: BrAdmissions.

Kellinger will give presentation on The Business of Art

Fred Kellinger, Penn State Beaver adjunct lecturer in business, will give a presentation entitled The Business of Art on Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Beaver Area Memorial Library, Beaver, PA. The program is sponsored by the Beaver Arts Collaborative.

Kellinger and other business professionals and artists will provide information for artists and craftsmen interested in starting a business, marketing, record keeping, selling online, and the challenges and opportunities of an online business.

Participants must register to attend and will be charged $20 for the day, including lunch. To register or obtain more information, email beaverartscollaborative@yahoo.com.

Lady Lions Defeat Kent State, Tuscarawas, 65-37

On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team hosted and defeated the Kent State University, Tuscarawas Golden Flash, 65-37, in a non-conference match-up.

In the win, Beaver’s Ashley Jenkins (Bethel Park, PA) assisted on the defensive end and scored her first collegiate point. Landis led the team with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Sandusky added 12 points. Green led Beaver with 7 rebounds.

Beaver remains undefeated in the PSUAC at 6-0 and is 10-3 overall. The Lady Lions travel to Penn State Hazleton for a conference game on Friday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.

Beaver Defeats Geneva College, 71-66

On Monday, Jan. 12 the Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions men's basketball team defeated the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes, 71-66.

Senior guard Matt Franetti (Blackhawk High School/Beaver Falls, PA) was 3-3 from 3-point range and led the Lions with 15 total points. He was followed by Houghton and Fetchin with 14 points each.
Beaver  is 5-1 in the PSUAC and 7-3 overall. On Friday, Jan. 16 the Lions will travel to Penn State Hazleton for a conference game at 8 p.m.