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Brodhead Cultural Center announces summer schedule of events


The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's 34th summer season of programming will begin June 15 at the J. P. Giusti Amphitheater on Brodhead Road in Monaca, Pa. Shows are open to the public and are free, except the musical, "Cabaret." All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Cavashawn rock concert, which begins at 8 p.m. In the event of rain or inclement weather, shows will be held in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. There are no rain dates for any shows. To obtain free e-mail or hard copies of the summer schedule or for more information, call the Brodhead Cultural Center at 724-773-3610, call the events hotline at 724-773-3600, send an e-mail to rxm70@psu.edu, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead online.


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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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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. "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" will be held from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on the same days and dates. Class locations will be announced. To register for the courses, or to obtain 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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Admissions Office will hold Spend a Summer Day program


The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Spend a Summer Day program at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the Student Union Building on campus.  Refreshments will be available until 9:30 a.m. when the program begins.  Participants will learn about options available at Penn State, including academic programs, financial aid and the admission process. Guests also will speak with campus staff and students, and campus tours will be provided by the Beaver campus Lions Ambassadors. At the conclusion of campus tours, Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream will be served. To register, or for more

information, contact the Admissions Office at 877-JOIN-PSU or send e-mail to br-admissions@psu.edu.


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Rizzo, Gartley receive student affairs awards


Penn State Beaver staff members Chris Rizzo and Amy Gartley were honored recently when they received awards at the Penn State Student Affairs Development Day held at Penn State's University Park campus. Rizzo, director of student affairs, received the John W. Beatty Outstanding Chief Student Affairs Officer Award, and Gartley received the Achievement Award. Rizzo and Gartley received the only two individual staff awards given by the University to student affairs staff members working at campuses other than University Park.


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Chapin articles accepted for publication


John Chapin, associate professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, has had two articles accepted for publication. "The role of medical myth in domestic violence screening: Third-person perception in the ED" will be published in the Emergency Medical Journal. Chapin also coauthored an article, "Yes, we can! Improving medical screening for intimate partner violence through self-efficacy," which will appear in the Journal of Injury and Violence Research.


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Thousands keeping connected to Penn State through Facebook, Twitter


Well more than 100,000 students, alumni, friends and fans of Penn State are staying connected to the University through Penn State's official page on Facebook and through two accounts on Twitter. The University's official page on Facebook, at http://www.facebook.com/pennstate, is a hub of daily activity for more than 104,000 Penn Staters. On Twitter, thousands are following two

official University feeds at http://www.twitter.com/pennstatelive and http://www.twitter.com/penn_state.


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Probing Question: Are boys really better at math than girls?


For math in general, I don't think there's much cognitive difference between boys and girls," said Lynn Liben, a psychology professor at Penn State who studies how stereotyping affects educational and career choices. "However, one relevant area does show gender differences," added Liben, "and that is spatial thinking."


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The Medical Minute: Strike back at stroke -- know your risks


The incidence of stroke is on the rise; this year more than 795,000 people will have a stroke -- a 30 percent increase from 1996. This increase is likely related to our lifestyle choices. The good news is that 80 percent of strokes could be prevented with control of the typical stroke and vascular risk factors: high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), high blood sugars (diabetes mellitus), smoking, alcohol abuse, carotid artery disease and cardiac disease, including atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart beat, with advanced age.


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