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Penn State Beaver student featured in latest issue of The Penn Stater

Penn State Beaver senior communications major Amy Green was featured in the September/October 2011 edition of The Penn Stater magazine. ‘We Know What They Did Last Summer’ highlighted summer internships held by Green and eight other Penn State students chosen from a variety of Penn State locations.

Green spent her summer working with penguins at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium where she helped clean exhibits, bathe and feed the animals, monitored penguin eggs for hatching, and conducted tours for the public.

When she began her freshman year at Beaver campus, Green was enrolled as an animal science major but quickly learned she was better suited to work directly with animals and people on a daily basis.

In addition to being a full-time student, Green has been employed off campus as well as by the Beaver Admissions Office, Student Affairs Office, and Development Office. Her ultimate goal after graduation is to work in the education department of a zoo.
Green, a native of Spotsylvania, VA, currently resides in Monaca, PA. She can be contacted at aig5089@psu.edu.

‘The Kite Runner’ kicks off Global Film Series on campus

The public is invited to attend a free screening of ‘The Kite Runner,’ 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. An open discussion with the audience will follow the film.

The award-winning film from 2007 is based on author Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel of the same name. The book and film tell the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who befriends Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.

The film was nominated for numerous awards by the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, World Soundtrack Awards, Christopher Awards, and Young Artists Awards, among other.

This free screening and discussion are part of the Penn State Beaver Diversity Committee’s 2011-2012 Global Film Series which is designed to expand participants’ world view as well as initiate discussion about global themes – politics, religion, morality, culture, racism - to aid in deepening understanding of other cultures.

For information about the event or the Diversity Committee, contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of student activities and residence life, ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.

Penn State Beaver faculty member to address kids' gender essentialism
A new Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior debuts at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College this month.
The first topic of the new series will be gender essentialism. Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Beaver, will discuss “Children’s Reasoning About Gender Equity” at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Samuel P. “Pat” Black III Conference Center, which is located on the first floor of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center. Parking will be available in the deck behind the Burke Center, off Technology Drive.
Research shows that children go through a period of gender essentialism around ages 5 to 7, when they see the two sexes as opposites that have little in common. This talk will review a series of studies by Conry-Murray that examine whether gender essentialism influences children’s reasoning about fairness between boys and girls.
The Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior is hosted by Penn State Behrend’s bachelor of psychology degree programs, the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Organizational Research and Evaluation (CORE) and the campus' School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For additional information, phone Carol Wilson, assistant professor of psychology, at 814-898-6082 or email clw33@psu.edu.

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.
For information, contact the Penn State Beaver Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu, http://www.beaver.psu.edu, or 724-773-3800.

 Admissions Office will host Columbus Day Application Workshop
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a free application workshop for prospective students, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Student Union Building.
The workshop will guide participants through the application process as well as provide information about financial assistance and academic majors.
For information, contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-JOIN-PSU or br-admissions@psu.edu, via AOL Instant Messenger (BRAdmissions), or visit  www.beaver.psu.edu and click on Admissions.
Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: September 10-13, 2011

Saturday, Sept. 10
|Men’s soccer – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Mont Alto 1
Women’s soccer - Westmoreland County Community College 12, Penn State Beaver 1
Sunday, Sept. 11
Women’s soccer – Hilbert College 11, Penn State Beaver 1
Monday, Sept. 12
Men’s soccer – University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg 4, Penn State Beaver 1

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Women’s soccer - Franciscan University of Steubenville
For continuous updates and game scores, visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on Student Life, or contact the Athletic Department at ack121@psu.edu, 724-773-3826, or apd12@psu.edu or 724-773-3827.


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