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Engineering students conduct research with local firefighters


The public is invited to attend presentations that will be made by Penn State Beaver engineering students to area firefighters, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Pine Run Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, Station 59. The students, enrolled in the Introduction to Engineering Design course taught by James A. Hendrickson, instructor in engineering, will give a presentation on the research they have conducted in conjunction with 57 volunteer fire departments in Beaver County. A student team led by sophomore engineering major Jessika Murray will provide an overview of her team's project, "Design of a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Pack for Firefighter Rescue."


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Alumni, students invite public to participate in Festival of Trees


The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society, the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, and members of the Penn State Beaver Blue and White Society are participating in the 21st Annual Beaver County Festival of Trees. The event, which began in November, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3 and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5 at Brady's Run Park Lodge, 526 Brady's Run Road, Beaver Falls. Admission is free for ages five and under, 50 cents for ages 6-12, $3 for ages 13-62. The fee is $2 for ages 63 and older.


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Free Penn State alert system, PSUTXT, available to all


Penn State Beaver students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to register for PSUTXT, a service designed to alert the Penn State community via cell phone text message when situations arise that affect the ability of the campus community to function normally. Subscribers also can elect to have alerts sent to an e-mail address and can opt to receive alerts from one or multiple campuses. To register for PSUTXT, visit http://live.psu.edu/psutxt online.


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Admissions office will host application workshop


The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host an Application Workshop, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Admissions Suite at the Student Union Building on campus. Staff members will be available to assist applicants as well as provide financial aid information and campus tours.


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New staff member developing internships and job opportunities


Stephanie DeMaro was named recently to the post of regional job and internship developer for the Penn State campuses of Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington and Shenango. Based at the Beaver campus, DeMaro works with area employers as well as career services staff, faculty and campus administrators on employer development, job and internship development, and facilitation of employer involvement with campuses, students and alumni. She works out of the career services offices at each campus. DeMaro's focus is on developing employer relationships by regionalizing the six campuses. Promoting the campuses as a single unit increases the mutual benefits for employers and students.


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The Poet's Perspective: 'The Wood Lot' honors a conscientious subject


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 text video links of "The Wood Lot," Becker paints a word-portrait of a companionable subject.


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Dec. 6 edition of 'Expert Opinion' examines future of the Big Ten


The Monday, Dec. 6, edition of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier" features special guests Jim Delany, commissioner of the Big Ten Conference; Harvey Perlman, chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Mark Silverman, president of the Big Ten Network, as they discuss "The Future of the Big Ten." The show is scheduled to air at noon Eastern time on the Big Ten Network.


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The Medical Minute: How sweet it was...


Do you ever stop to wonder why it's so easy to put on a little extra weight now that you're no longer a teenager? Well, wonder no more - the answer is simple: food tastes good! As the obesity epidemic rages, multiple theories have emerged about its possible causes.


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Nov. 23-28, 2010


Nov. 23

Men's basketball -- Grove City College 63, Penn State Beaver 59

Women's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 81, Franciscan University 49


Nov. 27

Women's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 68, Marietta College 56


Nov. 28

Women's basketball -- Washington & Jefferson 62, Penn State Beaver 55


For continuous updates and game scores, visit

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

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