Campus will hold 10th annual Beaver County College Fair
Penn State Beaver will hold the 10th annual Beaver County College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the campus gymnasium. The free event, which is the premier college fair serving Beaver County students, is co-sponsored by Penn State Beaver and the Beaver County Times. Registration to attend is not required, and the public welcome. Adults as well as high school students -- especially juniors and seniors -- are encouraged to attend.
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.
Welcome Weekend, Penn State Day will be held Oct. 22-24
Penn State Beaver will hold its annual Welcome Weekend and Penn State Day from Oct. 22-24. For information, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3816.
Public invited to attend poetry reading by Penn State laureate
The public is invited to attend a poetry reading and book signing by Robin Becker, Penn State laureate, at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. A reception will be held following the poetry reading.
Gymnasium addition to be constructed at Penn State Beaver
Penn State Beaver will construct a 4,000-square-foot addition to its gymnasium, increasing space for gym equipment and creating a new entrance, Office of Physical Plant officials reported to the University's Board of Trustees. The addition will be constructed on the east side of the existing gym and become a focal point upon entering the campus. It will include a two-story area and a new main entrance that will link the building to the campus' main pedestrian walkway.
Advisory Board holds first meeting of academic year
The Penn State Beaver Advisory Board held its first meeting of the 2010-11 academic year at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, in the Special Events Room, Student Union Building. Agenda items included a campus update from Chancellor Gary B. Keefer, a federal legislative update from board member and U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire (4th District), and a presentation and training session on mentoring and internships by Larissa Ciuca, Beaver campus student personal and career counselor.
Penn State Beaver United Way Committee sets $5,000 goal
The 2010-11 Penn State Beaver United Way Committee has set a goal of $5,000 for the year. A variety of campus activities will be held to generate funds, including a luncheon, a silent auction, and solicitations made in person and by letter. In addition, students will be selling glow sticks at the campus' Rock and Roar Music Fest on Sept. 23, with proceeds benefiting the United Way. Other activities and projects to raise funds will be announced throughout the semester. Last year, the campus United Way Committee exceeded its $5,000 goal.
Continuing Education is offering EIT exam
The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education is offering the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) exam. Pennsylvania requires that all engineers, with or without a college degree, must pass the EIT exam as the first step toward licensure in the state. To be eligible to take the exam, participants must have four years of work in an engineering-related area. Topics to be covered include mathematics, statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics, electrical circuits, materials science, chemistry and computers. There also will be a practice exam.
Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Sept. 13-19, 2010
Monday, Sept. 13
Women's Soccer -- Geneva College 10, Penn State Beaver 0
Volleyball -- Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State New Kensington 0
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Women's Soccer -- Chatham University 7, Penn State Beaver 0
Volleyball -- Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Greater Allegheny 0
Thursday, Sept. 16
Men's Soccer -- Thiel College 4, Penn State Beaver 1
Saturday, Sept. 18
Men's Soccer -- Penn State Beaver 4, Penn State Brandywine 3
Volleyball -- Penn State Mont Alto 3 , Penn State Beaver 0
Volleyball -- Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State York 0
Sunday, Sept. 19
Men's Soccer -- Penn State Beaver 8, Penn State Wilkes-Barre 3
Volleyball -- Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Schuylkill
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The Poet's Perspective: 'The Lover of Fruit Trees' portrays a friend
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. In the linked text and video of Becker reading of "The Lover of Fruit Trees," she depicts a person she admires.