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Public invited to presentation on promoting excellence at home


The public is invited to attend a free program, 'Promoting Excellence at Home: Behaviors for Successful Families,' presented by Donald E. Sheffield, affiliate professor of education at Penn State Beaver at noon, Wednesday, March 24 in room 15, Student Union Building. The program is part of the campus Brown Bag Lunch Series. Sheffield holds a doctorate in higher education from Penn State, a master's degree from Slippery Rock University, and a bachelor's degree from Geneva College. He can be contacted at dxs6@psu.edu or 724-773-3564.


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Undergraduate Research Fair set for April 7 at Penn State Beaver


The ninth annual Penn State Beaver Undergraduate Research Fair will be held on April 7, in the Student Union Building on campus. The event is designed to highlight student scholarship and research conducted on campus and will showcase student presentations of in-depth, original, scholarly work and research. The application and abstract submission deadline is March 19.

Abstract and registration forms must be approved and submitted by the student's research adviser.


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Historical photos of Nittany Lion featured in special library exhibit


Penn State Beaver associate librarian Marty Goldberg announced that the Beaver library will host "The Lion's Roar: Penn State Spirit," a display of historical photographs of Penn State's revered mascot, the Nittany Lion, now through May 7. The exhibit is organized and sponsored by the University Libraries. For more information about the exhibit, contact Beaver associate

librarian Marty Goldberg at mxg35@psu.edu or 724-773-3791.


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'Brodhead Bistro Luau' to take place March 3 at Penn State Beaver


Penn State Beaver will hold its annual Brodhead Bistro's Annual Luau on March 3. The event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Office of Housing and Food Services.


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Beaver students complete 46-hour THON


Two students from Penn State Beaver participated in the recent 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) held February 19 - 21 at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park. This year's THON dancers and volunteers raised a record $7.8 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Penn State Beaver senior Beth Vincenti, a business major from McKees Rocks, PA, and junior Ayodeji Odulaja, a biology major from Williamstown, NJ, danced throughout the weekend along with 700 other students and with the aid of about 15,000 student volunteers. For more information about THON, visit http://www.thon.org/.


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Donations for Haitian earthquake victims top $700


Penn State Beaver students have raised more than $700 for Haitian earthquake victims through the "For the Love of Haiti" project sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA). Fundraising efforts will continue throughout March, and all donations will be given to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


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Assistant professor authors article about gender roles and fairness


Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology, is the author of "Adolescent and Adult Reasoning About Gender Roles and Fairness in Benin, West Africa" which appeared in the journal, Cognitive Development. Conry-Murray's research explored reasoning about gender roles in a traditional society in Benin.


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Beaver basketball teams win PSUAC, move on to USCAA Tournament


On Feb. 23, the Penn State Beaver women's basketball team won its third consecutive PSUAC Championship and the men's basketball team won its second consecutive PSUAC championship. Both teams are now headed to the USCAA 2010 Basketball National Championship Tournament to be held March 2 to 6 at Penn State Fayette, Uniontown, Pa. The top-seeded Beaver Lady Lions will play at 4 p.m. on March 4, in the Main Arena. The Beaver Nittany Lions received the No. 2 seed in the Men's division II bracket and will play at 10 p.m. on March 4, in the Main arena.


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Feb. 22 and 23, 2010


Monday, Feb. 22

Men's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 89, Penn State DuBois 80

Women's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 62, Penn State York 32


Tuesday, Feb. 23

Men's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 91, Penn College 68

Women's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 82, Penn State Brandywine 54


For updates and game scores for Penn State Beaver varsity sports, visit

http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics or contact the Athletic Department at

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



The Medical Minute: The team approach to epilepsy care


Epilepsy is a disease characterized by recurrent seizures, which occur when the electrical activity of the brain becomes abnormal, resulting in a variety of different symptoms (seizure types). Depending on the location of the epileptic region in the brain and its cause, there are different types of epilepsy. Individuals with epilepsy may not be able to do many of the things most Americans take for granted, such as driving, swimming and cooking. They may live in constant fear of the next seizure because they do not know when it will start or what they will be doing when it does. Epilepsy is highly treatable, and the goal is to completely control or significantly reduce the frequency of seizures and minimize medical side effects.


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