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Tenth annual Penn State Beaver Forensics Tournament held on campus


The 10th annual Penn State Beaver Forensics Tournament was held Friday, March 12, on campus for area middle and high school students. Seventy-five students from Beaver Middle School, Freedom High School, Freedom Middle School, and Hopewell Memorial Junior High School competed in six events, and 30 Beaver campus students and faculty members served as volunteers. First through third place winners received trophies, and fourth through sixth place winners

received certificates.


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Beaver students, faculty serve on University Faculty Senate


Two Penn State Beaver students and a faculty member hold positions on the 2010-11 Penn State University Faculty Senate (UFS). Claryssa Burroughs, a sophomore liberal arts major from Midland, Pa., and John Meanor, a freshman

engineering major from Ambridge, Pa., were recently elected to serve as student senators. Robin M. Bower, associate professor of Spanish, is a University Faculty Senator.


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Riverside High School wins Science Challenge


A two-person team from Riverside High School won the 15th annual Penn State Beaver/Midwestern Pennsylvania Association of Science Teachers (MidPAST) Science Challenge hosted by the campus on Friday, March 19. The second and third place teams were from Ambridge High School. The event drew more than 50 students from seven area high schools.


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Campus students host fifth annual Communications Day


One hundred fifty area high school sophomores, juniors and seniors participated in a series of interactive workshops at Penn State Beaver's fifth annual Communications Day on March 25. The program was designed and implemented by students in Beaver's public relations class, which is required for all corporate communication majors and is comprised of upper-level students hoping to pursue a career in marketing or public relations. The Communications Day project enables the class to have a hands-on opportunity to plan and manage all aspects of an event from beginning to end.


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Concert raises funds for Haitian relief effort


On Saturday, March 20, more than 100 people attended a free, four-hour concert presented by the group HdCOM and sponsored by Penn State Beaver Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru). The concert, which was held in Boscov's auditorium at the Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca, Pa., was part of the campus' ongoing "For the Love of Haiti" project which is raising funds to contribute to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for relief efforts for Haitian earthquake victims. Donations collected at the concert totaled $300. Fundraising efforts have been under way since Feb. 1. To make a donation to "For the Love of Haiti," contact Denise Turyan, staff assistant in the Office of Student Affairs, at dxt24@psu.edu or 724-773-3951.


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Continuing Education seeks summer camp scholarship donors, sponsors


The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education is seeking individual and corporate sponsors to provide scholarships for children to attend an academic or athletic summer camp. In addition, sponsors are also needed to underwrite the costs of presenting the camps. 'We're preparing at least twenty summer camps that will provide youngsters with educationally sound instruction while encouraging teambuilding, creativity, and problem-solving,' said Marian Vendemia, director of Continuing Education. 'The generosity of donors helps us to support our mission to provide children with a safe and caring environment in which they can explore their world, especially those children who wouldn't

be able to attend camp without a scholarship.' The cost of sponsoring a child for any camp is $215. Other donations received will help to underwrite the cost of crafts, food, beverages, and other necessary camp items. To make a

donation, contact Vendemia at mev7@psu.edu or 724-773-3767, or call the Continuing Education Office at 724-773-3700.


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Center Theatre Players announce open auditions for 'Cabaret'


The Center Theatre Players are holding an open audition for their upcoming production of "Cabaret," the Tony and Oscar award-winning musical written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Auditions are open to men and women age 16 and

older, and will be held at 7 p.m. on April 11 and 12 in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The play will be presented on July 29, 30 and 31, in the auditorium as part of the Brodhead Cultural Center's 34th season of summer programming.


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Probing Question: What's the difference between frogs and toads?


Frogs and toads: Are there any non-furry creatures more prominent in popular imagination? Bug-eyed and frequently slimy, beloved as well as reviled, they have hopped their way into fairy tales and urban myths, comic books and

nursery rhymes, folk songs and animated features. Kissing a frog springs a prince, of course, and touching a toad gives you warts. (Not really.) But how do they differ, one from another? How do we tell frogs and toads apart?"All toads are frogs," says Bill Hamilton, assistant professor of biology at Penn State's New Kensington campus. "But not all frogs are toads."


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The Medical Minute: Screening can prevent colorectal cancer


Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States. For nonsmokers, colorectal cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer mortality for both men and women. The chance of being alive or dead five years after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer depends on the stage of the tumor. The stage is determined by how far the tumor has penetrated through the bowel wall and whether the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes or to distant organs.

Surgery cures over 90 percent of patients with early stage colorectal cancer.  Also, the great majority of colorectal cancers arise from pre-existing polyps.  It is estimated that through regular screening and removal of polyps, more

than two-thirds of all colorectal cancers could be prevented. Many cancers found through screening are in an early, curable stage.


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: March 23-28, 2010


Tuesday, March 23

Baseball -- Postponed -- Penn State Beaver vs. University of



Wednesday, March 24

Baseball -- Penn State Beaver 8, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford 6

Softball -- Doubleheader -- Geneva College 8, Penn State Beaver 0 and Penn

State Beaver 6, Geneva College 3


Saturday, March 27

Baseball -- Doubleheader -- Penn State Beaver 8, Jamestown Community College 6

and Jamestown Community College 7, Penn State Beaver 4

Softball -- Doubleheader -- Point Park University 12, Penn State Beaver 3 and

Point Park University 8, Penn State Beaver 1


Sunday, March 28

Baseball -- Doubleheader -- Gannon University 6, Penn State Beaver 0 and

Gannon University 9, Penn State Beaver 1

Softball -- Postponed -- Penn State Beaver v. Carlow University


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.