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Area agencies invited to attend service learning, job, and internship sessions

The Penn State Beaver Career Services Office will host several open house and information sessions in September and October, and area groups and businesses are invited to participate. The events will be held in the Lodge of the Student Union Building.

A Reach Out Service Learning Fair will be held Friday, Sept. 9, and a Part-Time Job Fair will be held Monday, Sept. 12. The Internship and Networking Fair will be held from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26.

All of the events provide opportunities for area businesses, agencies, and companies to come on campus to connect with students and let them know how their classroom coursework can also affect the lives of others outside of campus. The sessions provide students with an opportunity to gain ‘real life’ experience as well as find fulfilling employment, service, or internship opportunities.

Student attending these event will be from a variety of majors, including business, information sciences and technology, psychology, communications, and administration of justice.

To register for an event or obtain more information, contact the Penn State Beaver Career Services Office at CareerServicesBeaver@psu.edu or 724-773-3959, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on Academics.

Campus will host Beaver County College Fair
Penn State Beaver will host the 11th annual Beaver County College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 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 is welcome. Adult students as well as high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.
Representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, technical schools, and the military will be at the College Fair to answer questions and provide information.
In addition to college recruiters, a representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be available to answer questions about financial aid. Representatives from the Educational Opportunities Center and the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit's Regional Choice Initiative Program also will be available.
Plenty of free parking is available on campus. Visitors should follow directional signs and parking attendants' instructions as they enter campus for the evening.


Public invited to attend free program on television's role in society
Matt Glowacki will present a free program, “Diversity According to South Park and Family Guy,” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The program is open to the public.
Glowacki, who was born without legs in 1973, is a competitive athlete focused on promoting achievement and excellence in all areas of life, including competitive sports, the corporate world, and the community. He believes animated comedies can be instrumental in teaching and reinforcing morals and values of young adults.
Glowacki explains that 'programs operating on the fringes of societal acceptance often have a more developed, logical, and inclusive view of our society than the entities which seek a strangle hold on morality in our culture.
Glowacki examines how 'Family Guy' and 'South Park' break down stereotypical attitudes and behavior. His interpretation of popular cultural icons is designed to educate as well as encourage people to take a fresh look at life and his goal is to prompt television viewers to question the purpose, moral and ways in which shows reflect today’s culture.
He is a member of the USA Paralympic Team for Sit-Volleyball, traveled and competed internationally with the team and attended the Paralympics in Australia and the World Championship in Egypt. He also served as the alternate for the Paralympics in Athens.
Glowacki holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in United States history from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The program is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Student Activities. For information, contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of student activities and residence life, at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.

Grkmans close Brodhead Cultural Center’s 35th season

The Joe Grkman Polka Band presented a free concert for the public to conclude the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center’s 35th season of summer programming. More than 375 people attended the show by the Grammy-nominated band which features three generations of Grkman musicians.

This summer’s programs were held in the auditorium of the campus Student Union Building due to electrical and other updates needed at the J. P. Giusti Amphitheater.

‘We had a great summer season,’ said Amy M. Krebs, director of campus and community relations and the Brodhead Cultural Center. ‘The shows were wonderful, and our audiences and performers were very understanding about our need to move into the auditorium in order to get the amphitheater in good shape for next summer’s shows.’

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association sold concessions and Penn State Creamery ice cream at most of this summer’s shows. Sale proceeds benefit three scholarships for Beaver students that are sponsored by the Alumni Chapter.

For information about the Brodhead Cultural Center, contact rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3610, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu/brodhead.




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