Protect yourself, your family and your colleagues from flu
It's just about that time again -- flu season is right around the corner. With the emergence of the H1N1 flu ("swine flu", novel influenza A (H1N1)) earlier this year and an expected resurgence this fall, it's even more
important to know what you can do now to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick.
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Penn State Day/Homecoming set for Saturday, Oct. 24
Penn State Beaver will host its annual Penn State Day and Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a variety of events scheduled on campus throughout the day. This year the campus' annual Scholarship Donor and Recipient event will be held as a luncheon in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. Other events will include a campus carnival, alumni athletic events, and a tailgate and game watch for the Penn State vs. Michigan game. (Schedule will depend on game time.) A bonfire will be held on campus the night before. For information about Penn State Day and Homecoming, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/homecoming or contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3815.
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Beaver County College Fair set for Oct. 8
Penn State Beaver will host the eighth annual Beaver County College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the campus gymnasium. Representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, technical schools and the military will be in attendance. Open to the public, this free event is co-sponsored by Penn State Beaver and the Beaver County Times and is widely recognized as the premier college fair serving Beaver County students. Registration is not required.
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Admissions will host Application Workshop on Oct. 12
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will offer a free Columbus Day Application Workshop, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in the Admissions Office, Student Union Building. Event registration is not required. Prospective Penn State students can complete a University application; those applying to Penn State and making Beaver campus their first choice may receive an offer decision immediately. Financial aid information and campus tours will be available. To receive an immediate admissions decision, applicants must bring their official high school transcripts.
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Beaver hosts 'Voices Against Violence' programs
Penn State Beaver will host a series of programs, exhibits and speakers designed to highlight awareness of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The programs are free and open to the public.
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Enroll in PSUTXT for quick emergency information
Penn State Beaver encourages students, faculty and staff to enroll in PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that lets them know via cell phone when classes are canceled due to weather conditions or if the campus has an emergency situation. Sign up now for PSUTXT and, when necessary, Penn State will send a text message alert directly to your cell phone and/or e-mail account. To register, visit http://live.psu.edu/psutxt online. For information, contact Annemarie Mountz at email@example.com.
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Faculty Symposia are free and open to public
Penn State Beaver continues its Fall Faculty Symposia with presentations by campus faculty members in October and November. The programs are free and open to the public. W. Timothy Few, assistant professor of business administration, will present information on the topic of "Who Am I? Who Are We? How Questions of Identity Shape Life at Work" from noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in
Room 16, Student Union Building. Abhijit Dutt, instructor in information sciences and technology, will offer information on "Cloud Computing" from noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building.
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Alumni Society golf outing nets more than $18,000
The Ninth Annual Penn State Beaver Alumni Society Golf Outing netted more than $18,000. The event, held Friday, Sept. 11, at Seven Oaks Country Club in Brighton Township, raised $3,000 more than last year's golf outing. All proceeds will benefit the Alumni Society's endowed scholarship for Penn State Beaver students.
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Penn State Beaver scoreboard: Sept. 26-29
Penn State Beaver Athletics announces recent scores from Sept 26-29. For updates and game scores for Penn State Beaver varsity sports, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics or contact the Athletic Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3826.
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Job fair at Penn State New Kensington
Local job seekers can interview with regional companies at the second Alle-Kiski Job Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Athletics Center at Penn State New Kensington. More than 50 recruiters are expected to be available to provide career options for current students and recent graduates, as well as those seeking a change in vocation. Employment opportunities are available in a variety of fields, including health care, finance, retail and manufacturing.
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Probing Question: Where are all the cool robots?
"They are all around you, if you know where to look!" said Sean Brennan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State. Today's robots vacuum floors, make cars run smoothly and manufacture parts that we use every day. Humanoid robots like those featured in movies and on TV, however, are likely still decades away from being a reality.
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