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Penn State Beaver Theatre highlights Domestic Violence Awareness Month


As part of an ongoing series of programs designed to highlight National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Penn State Beaver Theatre will present three one-act plays exploring the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. The plays are free and open to the public, although audiences should be aware of mature subject matter and language.


'The Pirate, the Game, and the Word 'No'' will be presented at noon, Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 28 and 30, and at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building.


For more information about the plays, contact Carol Schafer at cas33@psu.edu or 724-773-3591.

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Admissions Office will host Veterans Day open house


The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Veterans Day open house from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Student Union Building.


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Public invited to participate in Holiday Gift Drive for Children


The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association invites the public to participate in the Annual Holiday Gift Drive for Children and Youth Services (CYS) of Beaver County. Gifts will be given to children who are CYS clients. Participants should buy a gift(s) for a child(ren) they've selected from the list provided by the Alumni Chapter. Or, if preferred, donors can simply make a monetary gift to the Alumni Chapter whose members will purchase gifts for the children. For additional information about the CYS Gift Drive, contact the Beaver campus Office of Campus and Community Relations at 724-773-3815 or amk6@psu.edu.


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Student Government Association to hold blood drive Nov. 6


The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, in the Lodge of the Beaver campus Student Union Building. The public is invited to participate. For nearly 5 million people who receive blood transfusions every year, one donation can make the difference between life and death.


To make an appointment to donate blood at Penn State Beaver, register at https://www.givelife.org/index.cfm?Sponsor=PSU-Beaver and enter zip code 15061. For more information, contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of student activities and residence life, at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.


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Beaver Valley Area Alumni Chapter invites new members


The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is inviting new members. Annual dues are $10 per person and $15 for a couple or family. To obtain a membership application, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu and click on "Alumni and Friends" or contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Campus and Community Relations at 724-773-3815 or rxm70@psu.edu.



Fall Faculty Symposium focuses on cloud computing


Penn State Beaver continues its Fall Faculty Symposia with a presentation by Abhijit Dutt, instructor in information sciences and technology. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Dutt will discuss "Cloud Computing" from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. Dutt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Tulsa and a master's degree in physics from the University of Calcutta, India. Dutt can be contacted at aud18@psu.edu or 724-773-3972.



Penn State Beaver Scoreboard: October 19-24


Monday, Oct. 19

Men's soccer: Penn State Beaver 2, Penn State Hazleton 1


Saturday, Oct. 24

Women's volleyball: PSUAC First Round: Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State York 0


For updates and game scores for Penn State Beaver varsity sports, visit www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics or contact the Athletic Department at

ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.

Probing Question: Will algae become a fuel source?


"We'll be relying on fossil fuels for the next several decades, but algae-based fuels could be a great way to reduce our carbon footprint," said Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Penn State.


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The Medical Minute: There's no trick to a safe Halloween


Halloween is supposed to be a spooky night, but parents don't have to be scared about their kids' safety if they follow some simple safety tips from Safe Kids Dauphin County, led by the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. It's essential for parents to prepare their children properly to stay safe while trick-or-treating. Roughly

four times as many children aged 5-14 are killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year.


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