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Visit Beaver campus Web site for tips on flu prevention


As the seasonal and H1N1 flu season approaches, the public is encouraged to visit the Penn State Beaver Web site at www.beaver.psu.edu. On the homepage, visitors will find a "Stay Healthy" link that offers information about flu prevention, symptoms, and what to do if you have the flu, whether it is seasonal or H1N1. Other helpful sites to obtain flu information are available

at www.flu.psu.edu and www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu.


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Special free concert to feature 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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Ninth annual Alumni Society Golf Outing set for Sept. 11


The ninth annual Penn State Beaver Alumni Society Golf Outing will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at Seven Oaks Country Club in Brighton Township. Deadline to register as an individual or foursome is Friday, Sept. 4. To register or provide support for the outing, all participants, donors and sponsors can contact Diana Patterson, Beaver campus director of development, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.



Musical group The Clarks to present free concert on Sept. 24


Pittsburgh's favorite band, The Clarks, will present a free concert at Penn State Beaver on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Brodhead Cultural Center's J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. The show is Beaver campus' Fifth Annual Free Fall Concert. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Beaver campus gym.


Entry into the Brodhead Cultural Center will begin at 6 p.m. The Chris Higbee Project will open the concert at 7 p.m. followed by The Clarks at 8:30 p.m. No tickets are required. This is an alcohol-free event. For more information about the concert, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816.



Young's articles published in Encyclopedia of African American History


Courtney L. Young, associate librarian and associate professor of women's studies at Penn State Beaver, has had five articles published in the "Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century, published this year by the Oxford University Press.


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Bower invited to participate in Princeton University workshop


Robin Bower, associate professor of Spanish at Penn State Beaver, has been invited by Princeton University to participate in a workshop on the topic of "Purity and Danger" in April, 2010. The invitation was made by Princeton's Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. The workshop will explore cultural issues, including politics, race, gender, spirituality and medicine, as well as creative responses and forms of resistance to these issues. Bower can be contacted at rmb29@psu.edu or 724-773-3886.


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Beaver campus sports information available


Information about Penn State Beaver's varsity and intramural sports is available at  http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics online. For information about winter sports camps or any activities sponsored by the campus Athletic Department, contact Athletic Director Andy Kirschner at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.



Probing Question: Why do we love reality television?


"Shows like American Idol have completely changed how audiences watch television," according to S. Shyam Sundar, distinguished professor of communications. The real change, he said, came when the audience became part of the production. "It's the tantalizing possibility of shaping the show that is offered to viewers week in and week out."


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The Medical Minute: Get geared up and warmed up for sports safety


Each year, more than 3.5 million children under the age of 15 are treated for sports injuries nationwide. Roughly half of these injuries are sustained in solo activities, but approximately one out of four participants in youth soccer, football or baseball has been injured at least once, according to the latest edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S.Hershey Medical Center.


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