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Spring break travelers reminded to take precautions for safety

A spring break travel alert for Mexico has been issued by the U.S. Department of State for U.S. citizens traveling to that country. Individuals who may be traveling during spring break to any locale are urged to use common sense precautions. Penn State Police and University Health Services offer some general tips and links for more information about traveling abroad.

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Beaver campus, Ellwood City Forge host renowned business author

Penn State Beaver and Ellwood City Forge recently hosted renowned business author Dr. Eli Goldratt who gave a free, two-hour presentation in the campus Student Union Building auditorium.

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Academic Affairs office announces faculty publications

Donna J. Kuga, Penn State Beaver director of academic affairs, recently announced Penn State Beaver faculty research publications.

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Student Affairs office receives PLCB grant

The Penn State Beaver Office of Student Affairs has received a $2,857 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). The funds will be used to jump-start long-term campus initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing alcohol use or abuse.

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Campus hosts engineers' Assess Survey

Penn State Beaver recently hosted the Beaver County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) which delivered the Assess Survey to students, grades 9, 11, and 12, from Rochester, Mars, and Western Beaver school districts. 

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Admissions will offer free programs for prospective students

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will offer two free programs for prospective students in March.

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Counseling center offers eating disorders workshop

On Wednesday, the Penn State Beaver Office of Personal and Career Counseling presented a free workshop on eating disorders as part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Guest speaker was Anita Sinicrope Maier, psychotherapist and executive director of the Pennsylvania Educational Network for Eating Disorders (PENED). The program was coordinated and implemented by Larissa McDoniel, Beaver campus student personal and career counselor.

For information about eating disorders, visit PENED at http://www.pened.org/ or contact McDoniel at lbm12@psu.edu or (724) 773-3961.

ALA's Corporate Spelling Bee set for March 12

Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action will host its 14th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee, Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Teams of three community members are invited to participate.

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Beaver's men's and women's teams win PSUAC

For the first time in PSUAC history, both the Penn State Beaver men's and women's basketball trophies (President's Trophy) are housed in the same gym. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Beaver captured both titles in the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus of Penn State.

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The Medical Minute: Putting the freeze on abnormal heart beats

In some people, the heart has a tendency to race due to abnormal electrical signals that tell the heart muscle when to contract. Abnormal electrical activation of the heart with changes in the rate or regular pace is called arrhythmia. This may happen even though the heart is otherwise normal, according to the latest edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Did You Know? Musical Notes from the Penn State Laureate

Q: What is the best age to begin learning to play an instrument?

A: Although I am not an expert in child development, my opinion is based on my experience and that of friends in the profession. I think the best time to start a child with music lessons is when a child shows interest in learning to play an instrument.

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