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Beaver campus welcomes students back


Classes began at Penn State Beaver on Monday, Aug. 24, with a healthy enrollment of new and  returning students. Students began arriving on campus on Thursday, Aug. 20 and participated in a variety of on- and off-campus activities. For more information about student activities at Beaver campus, contact Robin Schreck, student activities and residence life coordinator, at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947. For information about academic programs or admissions, contact the Admissions Office at dlh47@psu.edu or 724-773-3801 or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/.


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Beaver campus soccer, volleyball teams return to action


The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions and Nittany Lions are back in play with the start of the new semester. At 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, the Lady Lions volleyball team will be at home as they go up against Ohio State University-Marion in pre-season USCAA play. On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Beaver Nittany Lions soccer team will take on Penn State Worthington at 4 p.m. at home. For information about Beaver's six varsity sports or any intramural sports, contact the Athletic Office at by e-mail at ack121@psu.edu, by phone at 724-773-3826 or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics.



Free concerts set for Aug. 25 and 27 at the Brodhead Cultural Center


This week the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center will present two free concerts. The Grammy Award-nominated Joe Grkman Polka Band will be in concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25. Mark and Donna Groom, members of the renowned group, Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27. In the event of rain on either evening, the concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver

Student Union Building. For more information about the Brodhead Cultural Center's summer programs, contact the center at 724-773-3610 or rxm70@psu.edu, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead, or call the events hotline at 724-773-3600.


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Special free concert features rock group Cavashawn on Sept. 2


The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center and the Office of Student Activities will co-sponsor a special free concert by rock group Cavashawn at the Cultural Center amphitheater at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The concert is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the same time in the Student Union Building auditorium. For information about the concert, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3610 or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/ online.


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Rizzo will speak about multi-generational communication


Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs at Penn State Beaver, will give a presentation titled "Closing the Generation Gap" at noon and 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3 at ADP's Lunch and Learn Series for company employees. ADP, located in Finley Township, provides payroll services and other tools for human resources departments at various companies. For information, contact Rizzo at clr4@psu.edu or 724-773-3957.


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Penn State prepares personal care home administrators for their role


Pennsylvania ranks fourth in its population of residents 85-years-old and older -- a population projected to increase by 52 percent by 2020. Some of these residents will need help and will move into one of the state's 1,500 licensed personal care homes and assisted living facilities, where more than 50,000 elderly and disabled residents currently reside. To ensure their well-being, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), which inspects and licenses these facilities, has partnered with higher education institutions and other agencies to educate and train personal care home administrators and staff. Penn State Beaver has offered the 100-hour Personal Care Home

Administrator Training program since 2006. This fall, the program is being expanded to Penn State DuBois and Penn State Greater Allegheny.


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Faculty who use newspapers in classroom can get free subscriptions


Faculty who include newspaper readership as part of their required coursework can receive a daily subscription of that paper at no cost -- as well online classroom resources, case studies and additional teaching support materials made available by The New York Times and USA Today -- as part of the Penn State Student Newspaper Readership Program.


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The Medical Minute: Eating disorder awareness


Are you aware of the many forms an eating disorder can take? In our program at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center an emaciated 10-year-old cried over a ham sandwich which she was certain contained 4,000 calories. A woman in her 40s, who after gastric bypass surgery swung from obesity to emaciation, still struggles with her relationship to food. A young man tried to get healthy through diet and exercise, but got so caught up in the process that his weight plummeted and his mood crashed. Experts discuss the prevalence, causes, risks and an need for education about eating disorders in this week's edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


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Probing Question: Are 'superfoods' really nutritional powerhouses?


You've probably seen the supermarket tabloid articles with titles like, "The 12 Foods Everyone Should Eat" or "Four Foods for Peak Performance." Every week there's another berry, grain or bafflingly-named compound that is the key to better health, longer life and peace in our time. Do these "superfoods," as they are called, deserve the hype or is the moniker just a marketing tool to sell us food and supplements we don't really need? It's a little of both, said Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State.


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