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Storr conducts HRDC workshop for University faculty, staff

Juliette Storr, assistant professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, recently conducted a one-day training and professional development workshop on behalf of Penn State’s University Office of Global Programs and the Human Resource Development Center.

“Communicating Across Cultures… Building Partnerships” was designed to identify the importance of valuing differences, empathize with minority perspectives, recognize personal biases about cultural differences, identify techniques to manage cultural differences, and recognize personal levels of readiness to embrace differences. Storr, the lead presenter, was assisted by Patricia Coleman, international student advisor in the Office of Global Programs.
Storr, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Penn State Commission for Women, conducts extensive research in communications. A recent topic was “Caribbean Journalism in the 21st Century: Globalization, Regional Integration and National Identity” in which she described this century’s transformation of Caribbean journalism with globalization of news organizations and convergent digital technologies.
Storr holds a Ph.D. in mass communication and a certification in contemporary history from Ohio University, a master’s degree in radio-television-film production from Wayne State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Windsor, Canada. She can be contacted at jms1015@psu.edu or 724-773-3575.

Faculty publications are announced

Publications written by Penn State Beaver faculty were announced recently.
Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice, co-authored ‘Preventing Child Abuse,’ a chapter in the book ‘Crime Prevention: Theory, Practice, and Evaluation’ published by Adalet Yaymeni. Pierce also co-authored ‘The Impact of Race on the Pretrial Decision’ which appeared in the American Journal of Criminal Justice. Leo Takahashi, assistant professor of physics, wrote an article, ‘Simple PowerPoint Animation,’ for the most recent issue of ‘The Physics Teacher’ journal. Abhijit Dutt, instructor in information sciences and technology, is a co-author of “Text Classification with Imperfect Hierarchical Structure Knowledge’ which was published from proceedings of the Sixteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Lima, Peru, at AIS Electronic Library.

Pierce holds a doctorate in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in criminal justice from New Mexico State University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Whitman College. She can be contacted at mbp16@psu.edu or 724-773-3549. Takahashi holds a master’s degree in physics from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from William Jewell College. He can be contacted at lht1@psu.edu or 724-773-3871. Dutt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Tulsa and a master's degree in physics from the University of Calcutta, India, and can be reached at aud18@psu.edu or 724-773-3972.

Admissions Office hosts event for prospective students

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office invites high school student to ‘Be a Penn State Student for a Day,’ 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, in the Student Union Building.

The program provides high school students with an opportunity to attend classes at Beaver campus as well as meet and have lunch with current campus students.

Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, send email to br-admissions@psu.edu, or call 1-877-JOIN-PSU.

Continuing Education Office offers CLEP exams

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education is offering the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) which allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired college-level mastery of course content in 34 different subject areas.  Students who successfully complete a CLEP exam can enrich their degree programs with higher-level courses in the same discipline, expand their horizons by taking a wider array of electives, and avoid the need to repeat material they have mastered previously.

For more information or to schedule a CLEP exam, contact the Office of Continuing Education at beaverCE@psu.edu, call 724-773-3700, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu.

Job Fair will be held on campus

Penn State Beaver and the office of State Representative Jim Christiana, 15th District, will co-sponsor a Job Fair, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 24, in the Lodge, Student Union Building. A variety of regional businesses and vendors will be present; a final list will be announced in March. Room for on-site interviews will also be available.
For more information, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations, rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3815.

Public invited to network with Penn State alumnus Steve Sheetz

The public is invited to attend a networking event with Penn State alumnus Steve Sheetz,
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, at the Grand Concourse in Station Square, Pittsburgh. The program is sponsored by Penn State Alumni Career Services and the Smeal Business Club of Pittsburgh.

Sheetz will discuss the entrepreneurial success of Sheetz and share the story of how a small, family-owned deli quickly became a chain of 365 convenience stores in six states. The program will offer a reception with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres as well as an opportunity to meet and talk with Penn State alumni and friends.

The cost for Penn State Alumni Association members is $7 to preregister and $10 at the door. Non-member cost is $15 to preregister and $20 at the door.

The program is one in a series of networking events hosted in conjunction with Alumni Career Services throughout the East Coast. To register, visit www.pittsburghsmeal.org or send email to events@pittsburghsmeal.org.

Schedule announced for Beaver campus summer youth camps

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education and the Athletic Department will host 24 summer enrichment and sports camps for youth. For more information or to register for a camp, contact the Continuing Education Office at beaverCE@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.  

Enrichment camps are:
Pirate Camp, June 20-24 (ages 6-10)
Kids in Cooking Camp, Beginners, June 20-24 (ages 8-10)
Kids in Cooking, Advanced, June 27-July 1 (ages 11 and up)
Princess Camp, June 27-July 1 (ages 3-8)
Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.) Camp, July 11-15 (9-13)
Robotics Camp, July 18-19 (ages 11 and up)
Rockets Away Camp, July 18-22 (ages 9-14)
Spanish Camp, July 18-22 (ages 5 and up)
Wizardry Camp, July 18-22 (see disclaimer below) (ages 8 and up)
Digital Video and Movie Production Camp, July 20-22 (ages 11 and up)
Cheerleading Camp, July 25-29 (ages 5-8)
Musical Theater Camp, Beginners, August 8-12 (ages 9-12)
Musical Theater, Advanced (ages 13-16)

Disclaimer for Wizardry Camp: This event is not endorsed, sanctioned, or any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives.

Sports camps are:

Fitness Camp – one-week camp offered four times: June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, and August 1-5
Baseball Camp, June 27-30
Softball Camp, June 27-30
Wii Camp – one week camp offered twice: July 5-8, July 25-29
Boys’ Basketball Camp, July 11-15
High School Softball Camp, July 11-14
Girls’ Basketball Camp, July 18-22
Soccer Camp, July 18-21
Volleyball Camp, August 1-5
Golf Camp, August 1-4
Volleyball Camp, August 8-12

Men’s basketball team wins PSUAC, women take second place

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the Penn State Beaver men's basketball team captured their third consecutive PSUAC Championship when they defeated Penn College, 76-73, in overtime at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park. The Beaver women's team entered the tournament undefeated in the PSUAC but lost their bid for first place when they fell to Penn State Brandywine, 57-54, and ended the season as the PSUAC runner-up.

In the men’s game, Beaver led at halftime, 31-25. In the second half, Beaver lost the lead, but came back to tie Penn College with 9 seconds remaining, taking the game into overtime and winning by 3 points.

In the women’s game, Beaver led Brandywine at halftime, 32-22, and held the lead for most of the second half. However, late in the second half, Brandywine came back to take the lead. The game came down to the last shot with Brandywine in the lead by 3 points. Beaver moved the ball the length of the court with 6 seconds remaining, but the 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark.

Beaver’s men’s team has held the PSUAC Championship since 2009 under the leadership of Head Coach Marcess Williams. The women, led by Head Coach Bert DeSalvo, won the title in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Both teams are headed to the USCAA Tournament to be held March 1-5 at Penn State Fayette.

For updates on the USCAA Tournament, visit www.beaver.psu.edu or www.theuscaa.com.
For information about Beaver varsity or intramural sports, visit www.beaver.psu.edu, email ack121@psu.edu or apd12@psu.edu, or call 724-773-3826 or 724-773-3827.



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