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Penn State Board plans to lower tuition increase

Penn State's Board of Trustees discussed plans Friday (March 20) to moderate projected tuition increases next year. John P. Surma, chair of the Board's Subcommittee on Finance, reported an effort will be made to moderate earlier projected 2009-10 tuition increases. The discussion comes in response to concerns about how the current economic situation has affected students and their families.

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Academic Affairs announces faculty publications

John Chapin, associate professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, is the co-author of "Optimistic Bias: What You Think, What You Know, or Whom You Know?" which appeared in the North American Journal of Psychology, 2009, Vol. 11, No. 1, 121-132. Anthony J. Sadar, CCM, lecturer in meteorology, wrote "Emitting Education" which appeared in Pollution Engineering, January 2009.  Chapin can be reached at jrc11@psu.edu or (724) 773-3877 and Sadar can be contacted at ajs29@psu.edu or (724) 773-3867.

 

Admissions will host Open House on March 28

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a free Open House at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 in the Student Union Building. Prospective students and their families are invited to explore Penn State opportunities, meet with current students and faculty, tour the campus, and learn the value of a Penn State degree. The event will include a welcome from Chancellor Gary B. Keefer and information about how to apply. Participants will also sit in on a college class of their choice.

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Annual Math Competition winners are announced

The winners of the recent Penn State Beaver Math Competition were announced.  The first place team was Rochy #1, Rochester School District with team members Daniel Everett, Kile Reynolds, A.J. DeLuca, Brandon Gray and James Pedaline.

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Public invited to Annual Wine Tasting on Saturday

The public is invited to attend the Third Annual Wine Tasting sponsored by the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association on from 7-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at Felicity Farms Bed and Breakfast in Brighton Township. A variety of wines will be available for sampling and a silent auction will also be held. In addition, guests are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the Alumni Chapter's ongoing Food Drive for the Salvation Army.

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Open auditions to be held for summer musical

Men and women age 18 and older are invited to audition for the Center Theatre Players' production of the classic comedy, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." The play will be presented as part of the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's 33rd season of summer programming. Auditions will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building.

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Beaver softball loses weekend doubleheaders

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions softball team lost two doubleheaders last weekend. The Thiel College Tomcats defeated Beaver, 7-5 and 6-5, on Saturday (March 21) and the Lady Pioneers of Point Park University defeated Beaver, 8-7 and 3-0, on Sunday. The Lady Lions are now 4-12 overall.  Read the full story on Live: http://live.psu.edu/story/38535/nw25

 

Winners of 25th Annual Spelling Championship are announced

Seventh grader Ayana Houser from Beaver Falls Middle School was the winner of the 25th Annual Beaver County Spelling Championship held recently at Penn State Beaver. Runner-up was seventh grader Rio Maropis of West Allegheny Middle School. The event is co-sponsored by the Beaver County Times, the Allegheny Times, and Beaver campus.

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The Medical Minute: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a technique of modern surgical treatment that allows access to the abdominal cavity through multiple small incisions. A camera, called a laparoscope, lets the surgeon see the abdominal organs, and using special instruments that are inserted through small plastic ports called trocars, permits the surgeon to perform the same operation that traditionally was completed through a much larger incision. This provides for less postoperative pain, a faster recovery, and often a shorter hospital stay,
while at the same time not compromising the quality or outcome of the surgery.  Laparoscopic surgery has become a common approach for benign diseases of the
colon and rectum and has developed an increasing role in the treatment of cancers of the colon, rectum, and anus.

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