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Beaver campus will host state representatives debate


Penn State Beaver will be the host sponsor and Clearview Federal Credit Union will be the event sponsor for the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce State Representatives Candidates Debate at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building. Participants will be candidates running for state representative positions in Districts 10, 14, 15 and 46. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. The debate will conclude at 8:30 p.m.


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Beaver students, alumni work together at Habitat ReStore


On Saturday, April 24, 11 members of the Penn State Beaver Business Club worked with six members of the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association at the ReStore sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Beaver County in Beaver Falls. The ReStore held a yard sale to raise funds and collect building supplies for use in future Habitat homes. Business Club President Corinthian Jones, a sophomore business major from Hermitage, Pa, organized the student volunteers for the project.


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Campus seeks nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award


Penn State Beaver is seeking nominations for its newly established Outstanding Alumni Award, which will recognize campus alumni who have distinguished themselves through career achievement, community involvement, and/or involvement with Beaver campus. The award will be presented in January 2011 at a dinner meeting of the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board and the Penn State

Beaver Alumni Society Board of Directors.


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Faculty receive $6,000 grant for spectrophotometer


Three Penn State Beaver faculty members have received a grant from the College Equipment Grants Program Committee of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). Michael Hay, associate professor of chemistry; Matthew Grunstra, assistant professor of earth and mineral science, and Claudia Tanaskovic, lecturer in chemistry, are the recipients of a $6,000 award which will be used in conjunction with campus funds to purchase an Infrared (IR) Spectrophotometer. The Beaver grant was one of ten10 awarded by the SSP and was announced by Committee Chair Nathan Viswanathan. The recipients will receive the funds on May 19 at the SSP Awards Dinner in Pittsburgh. Hay can be contacted at mth7@psu.edu or 724-773-3876, Grunstra at mgb16@psu.edu or 724-773-3875, and Tanaskovic at cct3@psu.edu or 724-773-3592.


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Spring edition of Beaver Nittany News is available


The Penn State Beaver spring newsletter, Nittany News, is now available.  Copies were sent to all Beaver alumni who have maintained updated mailing addresses through the Penn State University Park alumni database. In addition, copies were mailed to campus constituents, friends and community members.


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New campus journal of the arts is published


Panorama, Penn State Beaver's new journal of the arts, is now available in the campus library. The publication features writing, art and poetry contributed by campus students, faculty and staff.


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Beaver will offer academic and athletic summer youth camps


This summer, the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education and the Athletic Department will offer a series of academic and athletic enrichment camps. To obtain information about camps, or to register for a camp(s), contact the Office of Continuing Education at 724-773-3700, send an email to beaverce@psu.edu, or register online by visiting http://www.beaver.psu.edu/ and clicking on "Continuing Education."


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: May 1-2, 2010


Saturday, May 1

Baseball - PSUAC Tournament, First Round - Penn State Beaver 5, Penn State Brandywine 3

Baseball - PSUAC Tournament, Second Round - Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Greater Allegheny 2

Softball - PSUAC Tournament, First Round - Penn State Beaver 7, Penn State New Kensington 0

Softball - PSUAC Tournament, Second Round - Penn State Beaver 5, Penn College 3


Sunday, May 2

Baseball - PSUAC Championship - Penn State Beaver 6, Penn State Brandywine 5

Softball - PSUAC Championship - Penn State Hazleton 2, Penn State Beaver 0

Softball - PSUAC Championship - Penn State Hazleton 6, Penn State Beaver 1


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.


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Penn State announces cell phone restrictions for employees on the road


In the interest of everyone's safety, Penn State has announced that effective April 28, University employees may not use interactive communications devices such as cell phones, text messaging devices, personal digital assistants or laptop computers while operating a vehicle on University business. This policy applies to all employees (part-time and full-time faculty, staff and technical service) using the devices described above, whether they are using University-provided vehicles or non-University-provided vehicles. Drivers may have telephone conversations only if they use hands-free devices. This also applies to other individuals, including students and volunteers, using University-provided vehicles.


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The Medical Minute: Donate Life 2010


More than 100,000 people are in need, and you may be able to help. That's how many Americans currently are awaiting an organ transplant. Sure, many of these people need organs you can't give up until you die, but that doesn't mean you can't do something now.


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Probing Question: What can we learn from Neanderthal DNA?


Comparing the DNA of modern and ancient humans can show us similarities and differences in our basic biology, said Webb Miller, professor of biology and computer science. It can tell us which prehistoric populations died out completely, and which contributed genes to modern humans. It can even be used to reconstruct the appearance of ancient humans.


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