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Penn State Beaver welcomes new faculty members


Penn State Beaver welcomed two new faculty members for the fall semester. Mari B. Pierce is assistant professor of criminal justice and is teaching in the new Administration of Justice baccalaureate program offered for the first time this fall. Kathy Firestine is an instructor in psychology at Beaver, Greater Allegheny, and New Kensington campuses where she is teaching as well as managing and supervising the regional internship program.


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Free gospel choir concert will close Brodhead Cultural Center season


The Christian Lighthouse Gospel Choir will close out the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's 34th summer season of programming with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the J.P. Giusti Amphitheater on campus. n the event of inclement weather, the concert will move into the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building. The event is open to the public.


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Student Government Association will hold blood drive


The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. Southwestern Penn State campuses will compete to see which location draws the greatest number of donors. There will be free refreshments provided for all donors, and no appointments are necessary. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.


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Comedian Andrew Kennedy will present free show on campus 

Comedian, actor, and writer Andrew Kennedy will present a free show at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The public is invited to attend.


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Rock 'n Roar Music Fest to take place Sept. 23 at Penn State Beaver


Penn State Beaver's free Rock 'n Roar Music Fest will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Brodhead Cultural Center's J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. The concert, which is Beaver's sixth annual free fall concert, is co-sponsored by The Beaver County Times.


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Sept. 1 presentation by educator motivator will be open to the public


Joe Martin, widely recognized as one of the country's leading educator motivators, will give a free presentation at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The event is open to the public.


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Registration, sponsorships open for alumni society golf outing


Registration and sponsorships are open for the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society's 10th annual golf outing, to be held Friday, Sept. 10, at the Club at Shadow Lakes in Aliquippa, Pa. Proceeds from the outing will benefit the alumni society's endowed scholarship for Beaver campus students. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Dinner, auctions and awards ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m. The golf package is $150 per person or

$550 for a foursome and includes a golf cart, fees, on-course beverages, lunch and dinner. To register, or to obtain information about becoming a sponsor, contact Diana Patterson, Penn State Beaver's director of development and alumni society liaison, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/Alumni/alumevents.htm?cn6 online.


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Faculty member co-authors publication


Zhongyuan Che, associate professor of mathematics at Penn State Beaver, is the co-author of "On k-pairable Regular Graphs," an article recently published in the journal Discrete Mathematics. The article was written in collaboration with Zhibo Chen, professor of mathematics at Penn State Greater Allegheny.


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Penn State receives more than $129 million to lead energy team


Penn State researchers will receive $129 million over the next five years from several federal sources, including the Department of Energy, and an additional $30 million from Pennsylvania to develop ways to make buildings more energy efficient. The funds will create an Energy Innovation Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which will involve a substantial number of researchers from academe, the private sector and two national laboratories in a concerted effort to save energy, cut carbon pollution and position the United States at the forefront of the industry.


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The Poet's Perspective: 'The New Egypt' is laureate's second video


Robin Becker, the 2010-11 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies at the University, is sharing several of her poems via video during the 2010-11 academic year, aiming to engage people "in the deep pleasures of poetry -- language crafted and shaped from words, the 'ordinary' material we all use every day," to explore how and why poems move us. "The New Egypt" is second in a weekly video series occurring during the fall 2010 and

spring 2011 semesters.


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Probing Question: What is a lucid dream?


Have you ever had a dream that just didn't feel like a dream, where you had trouble telling fiction from reality? Perhaps you even felt like you had control over what was happening. If so, you most likely experienced what sleep scientists like Edward Bixler call a "lucid dream." Lucid dreams occur "when a person recognizes he or she is dreaming while in a dreaming state and often manipulates events within the dream," says Bixler, professor of psychiatry at

the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


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The Medical Minute: Parents and schools can team up to beat obesity


With the launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign this past February, now more than ever schools are being placed at the forefront of addressing the childhood obesity epidemic. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three children is considered obese or overweight. And, the percentage of children who are overweight has tripled in the past 30 years.


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Aug. 27-28, 2010


Friday, Aug. 27

Women's Volleyball - Ohio State University-Marion 3, Penn State Beaver 0


Saturday, Aug. 28

Women's Volleyball - PA College of Technology 3, Penn State Beaver 1

Women's Volleyball - Penn State Fayette 3, Penn State Beaver 0

Women's Soccer - Mount Aloysius College 7, Penn State Beaver 1


For updates and game scores for Penn State Beaver varsity sports, visit

http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics online, or contact the athletic department

at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.