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Spring commencement honors graduates


Penn State Beaver held its spring commencement 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. Forty-seven students received master's, baccalaureate, and associate degrees. Chancellor Gary B. Keefer introduced the commencement speaker, James Janicki, vice president and general manager of clinical diagnostics for Life Technologies Inc., a $3.5 billion company in Carlsbad, California. Janicki, a native of Freedom, attended Beaver campus before graduating from Penn State University Park with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1986.


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Admissions office will host college prep workshop


The Penn State Beaver admissions office will hold a college prep workshop called"'It's Almost Your Time" on Saturday, May 22, in the Student Union Building auditorium. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by the program at 10 a.m. Seventh, eighth, and ninth graders and their parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the program.


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Tickets on sale for summer musical, 'Cabaret'


Tickets are on sale for the Center Theatre Players' production of "Cabaret," which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 29, 20 and 31, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The play is presented at part of the Brodhead Cultural Center's 34th season of free and low-cost summer programming for the public.


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Free veterans exposition will be held June 19


The Penn State Beaver admissions office will host a free veterans exposition on Saturday, June 19, in the Student Union Building Lodge. Veterans, soldiers, their families and the public are invited to attend. Various area and regional businesses and services that benefit veterans will be available to provide information. The admissions office will provide additional details as they become available. For more information, contact the admissions office at 877-JOIN-PSU or br-admissions@psu.edu.


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Campus wins The Times' Best of the Valley Award


Penn State Beaver has received the first place gold medal in the Best of the Valley Readers' Choice awards chosen by readers of The Times. 'We're honored that The Times' readers continue to recognize the quality education and experiences offered to our students at Beaver campus,' said Amy M. Krebs, director of campus and community relations. 'We're proud of the fact that we enjoy such a strong bond with both our community and The Times readers.' For information about Beaver campus programs, contact the Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu or 1-877-JOIN-PSU, contact Krebs at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816, or visit the campus website at www.beaver.psu.edu.


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Continuing Education will offer classes for educators, counselors


The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer two classes specially targeted at educators and counselors. A course titled Early Childhood Education will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 15 to July 15. Counseling Youth at Risk (YAR) will be held from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on the same days and dates. Locations for the classes will be announced. To register for the courses or for more information, contact Beaver Continuing Education at BeaverCE@psu.edu, call 724-773-3700, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/ online.


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Teams finish third, seventh in USCAA; Fredericks makes USCAA history


On Thursday, May 13, the Penn State Beaver baseball team finished third in the USCAA National Tournament after a defeat by the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College (Batavia, Ohio), 6-3, at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. On Monday, May 10, senior Greg Frederick made USCAA history when he pitched a no-hitter in a win over Central Maine Community College, 3-0. Beaver finished its season

at 23-13. On Sunday, May 9, the Beaver softball team finished seventh in the USCAA after defeating Southern State Community College (Hillsboro, Ohio), 10-2. The women ended their season at 27-20. For information about athletics or intramurals at Beaver, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics or contact the Beaver campus Athletic Department at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826; apd12@psu.edu or 724-773-3878.


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The Medical Minute: Outdoor injury prevention starts in your backyard


Five major injury hazards to children -- motor vehicles, drowning, burns, falls and poison -- can be found in the backyard during the summer. Riding mowers, inflatable pools, home playground equipment, and even natural vegetation and sunlight require a few simple precautions. Safety guidelines that apply to public recreation activities and equipment also apply to those activities in your own backyard.


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