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Members of Pittsburgh Skyliners present free concert


Mark and Donna Groom of Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners will present a free concert at the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, in the J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the concert will be held in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building.


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Beaver Valley Area Penn State Alumni Chapter receives service award


The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is the recipient of the Penn State Alumni Association's 2010 Outstanding Service Project Award which is given by the Alumni Association's Alumni Council Awards Committee. The Alumni Chapter was recognized for its annual Holiday Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services (CYS) which provided gifts for 125 children last December. The announcement was made by Michael Boser '98 Business, president of the Beaver Valley Area Chapter Board of Directors, at the group's meeting on June 16. The public is invited to join the Beaver Valley Area Alumni Chapter; members do not need to have any affiliation with Penn State. Annual dues are $10 for an individual and $15 for a couple or family. For membership information, or to learn more about the Alumni Chapter's activities, contact Amy M. Krebs, director of campus and community relations at Penn State Beaver, at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on 'Alumni and Friends.'


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Gartley will serve on Drug and Alcohol Planning Council


Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs at Penn State Beaver, has been appointed to serve on the Beaver County Drug and Alcohol Planning Council. The appointment was made by Beaver County commissioners Tony Amadio, chairman, Joe Spanik and Charles A. Camp. The council is administered by Beaver County Behavioral Health, which has been designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to administer, plan and fund drug and alcohol abuse prevention and treatment services in the area.


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Schafer appointed to Penn State Commission for Women


Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre, integrative arts and women's studies at Penn State Beaver, has been invited to join the Penn State Commission for Women. The invitation was issued by Penn State President Graham Spanier and Vice Provost for Educational Equity W. Terrell Jones. Schafer's appointment is effective July 1 and will continue through June 30, 2013.


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Students in every major can benefit from studying abroad


As a kid growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Michelle Toumayants often found herself exploring new countries, new cultures and a new way of thinking, all without leaving home. The Penn State comparative literature doctoral student describes Everett, Pa., as typical small town: homogeneous, everyone knows everyone, hard to find on a map. As a kid, she wanted to escape and see the world, and she did it by absorbing all the books she could find. Today, Toumayants is actually seeing the world, taking every opportunity she can find to travel, including study-abroad programs.


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Probing Question: Does year-round schooling work?


American students groaned when President Obama called for a longer school year in March 2009, saying, "Our children spend over a month less in school than children in South Korea. That is no way to prepare them for a 21st-century economy." While extending the school year won't get the playground vote or support from Malia and Sasha Obama, would year-round schooling help kids learn? "More days in the classroom won't help unless you have good instruction. It's not an issue of time, it's an issue of what you do with your time," said Barbara Marinak, assistant professor of literacy education at Penn State Harrisburg.


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The Medical Minute: Men's Health Week 2010


In 1994 Congress passed a resolution that led to an annual Men's Health Week to promote awareness of the health issues specific to men. By now, most people realize that it's better to deal with problems early or as Ben Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." But men are half as likely to heed this advice, according to the latest edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


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