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Campus community and friends attend candlelight vigil

The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association held a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 in recognition and support of sexual abuse victims of all ages. The vigil, held beside the pond at the Brodhead Cultural Center, was attended by more than 50 students, staff, faculty, and members of the community, including Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh.
Blue ribbons were given to every attendee to wear since blue is the color chosen to symbolize sexual abuse. Speakers at the vigil were Jill Marsilio-Colonna, director, Women’s Center of Beaver County; Dr. John Chapin, professor of communications, Penn State Beaver; and Mr. LaVarr McBride, instructor in administration of justice at Beaver, Penn State New Kensington, and Penn State Shenango.

For information, contact the Office of Student Activities at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.

Hundreds attended annual Fall Health Fair

Hundreds of Penn State Beaver students, faculty, and staff attended the Fall Health Fair held November 30 in the Student Union Building. The annual event is designed to provide Penn State students and employees with a variety of health-related information and updates. Representatives from various area health care offices were available to talk with visitors in groups as well as one-on-one.

Services and information tables were provided by numerous health-related groups, including Turning Point Treatment Center, the Tobacco Cessation Network, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, the Women’s Center of Beaver County, Curves, the YMCA, the Beaver County Vo-Tech, PA Department of Health, Medic Rescue, and more.

Services offering included screenings for blood pressure, vision, cholesterol, and blood sugar; CPR demonstrations, and aromatherapy.
The Health Fair is sponsored by the campus Health Center and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Barb Kugel, campus nurse and health fair coordinator, at bxk31@psu.edu or 724-773-3955.

Alumni Society raises more than $21,000 for scholarships

The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society netted a profit of $21,245 from its eleventh annual golf outing held in September at Seven Oaks Country Club. The total was announced at the group recent meeting on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The proceeds will provide additional funding for the principle of the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship. In addition to donations made for campus scholarships, the Alumni Society has also donated some of the previous golf outing proceeds to enhance campus signage.

For information about the Beaver Alumni Society, contact Diana Patterson, Beaver campus director of development and campus liaison with the society, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.

Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: November 30-December 3, 2011

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Men’s basketball – Penn State DuBois 62, Penn State Beaver 59
Women’s basketball – Penn State Beaver 92, Penn State DuBois 84

Friday, Dec. 2
Men’s basketball – Penn State Beaver 77, Penn State Worthington Scranton 52
Women’s basketball – Penn State Beaver 63, Penn State Worthington Scranton 39

Saturday, Dec. 3
Men’s basketball – Penn State Beaver 87, Penn State Wilkes-Barre 43
Women’s basketball – Penn State Beaver 55, Penn State Wilkes-Barre 51

For continuous updates, game scores, and information, visit www.psubeaverathletics.com, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.


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