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Beaver alumna will be fall commencement speaker


Kimberly J. Kockler, a Penn State Beaver alumna, will be the guest speaker at campus' fall commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in the Student Union Building auditorium. Kockler holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Penn State and is vice president of government affairs for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA).


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Firefighters invite students to present research on rescue equipment


More than 100 area firefighters as well as firefighting equipment manufacturers are expected to attend a presentation by Penn State Beaver engineering students at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Pine Run Volunteer Fire Department, Station 59, 1691 Ninth Street Extension, in Freedom, Pa. The students are members of the Engineering Design course taught by James A. Hendrickson, instructor in engineering at Beaver campus. Working in teams throughout the fall semester, students interviewed 57 Beaver County fire departments and firefighting equipment manufacturers to conduct research on

improving and enhancing firefighters' safety and equipment.


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Penn State Beaver to hold, sponsor free holiday concert


The Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Monaca Cornet Band will present a free concert of holiday music at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For information, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center at rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-33610.


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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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Continuing Education offers Sustainable Landscape Technology program


The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education is offering a Sustainable Landscape Technology Certificate, a six-course program that will begin in January. The program also will be available at Penn State Fayette and the Penn State Center-Pittsburgh.


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Continuing Education will offer credit courses in spring semester


The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer six credit classes in the spring semester. Course offerings are The Politics of Terrorism, Educational Technology Integration, Introduction to Health Services Organization, Herbaceous Perennial and Annual Identification, and Counseling and Teaching Youth at Risk. For more information or to register for classes, contact the Office of Continuing Education at mev7@psu.edu or 724-773-3700, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/ online.


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Faculty Speakers Series dates are set for spring semester


Peter Deutsch, associate professor of physics at Penn State Beaver, has announced the spring semester dates for the Penn State Beaver Faculty Speakers Series. Deutsch is the coordinator of the program, which features monthly presentations on research conducted by faculty members in a variety of areas, including science, liberal arts, technology, engineering and communications.

The presentations are free and open to the public as well as students, faculty and staff.


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Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: Dec. 1-4, 2010


Wednesday, Dec. 1

Men's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 65, Penn State DuBois 63

Women's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 83, Penn State DuBois 58


Friday, Dec. 3

Men's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 69, Penn State Hazleton 58

Women's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 78, Penn State Hazleton 19


Saturday, Dec. 4

Men's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 71, Penn State Wilkes-Barre 69

Women's basketball -- Penn State Beaver 76, Penn State Wilkes-Barre 38


For continuous updates and game scores, visit

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

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