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Campus honors Penn State Beaver student achievements

The 44th Annual Penn State Beaver Spring Awards Banquet was held recently on campus to celebrate student achievements throughout the academic year.

Stephen Dusicsko, a junior business major from Lake City, received the University’s highest annual student honor, the prestigious Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, which recognizes a student’s highest achievements in and out of the classroom at each Penn State campus. Darlene Coulanges, a sophomore health and human development major from Providence, RI, and a finalist for the Walker Award, was named Outstanding Student of the Year.

Other student achievement awards are as follows:
Baccalaureate Awards

Administration of Justice Award:
Stephen Kimmick, senior, administration of justice major, Beaver Falls

Criminal Justice Department Award
Rachelle Eidenmiller, senior, psychology major, New Castle

Business Award
Kathryn Carugati, senior, business major, Beaver

Management/Marketing Department Award
Sarah Klesser, junior, business major, Aliquippa

Communications Award
Julie Leeper, senior, communications major, Clinton

Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Award
Roger Garza, senior, information sciences and technology major, Beaver

IST Design and Development Option Award
Valerie Cycholl, senior, information sciences and technology major, Coraopolis

IST Integration Option Award
Andrew Searight, junior, information sciences and technology major, Aliquippa

Psychology Award
Christine Walzak, senior, psychology major, Monaca

Psychology Department Award
Megan Sovich, junior, psychology major, Aliquippa

Department Awards

College of Communications: Advertising/Public Relations Award
Ashley Thompson, sophomore, communications major, Fombell

College of Education: Childhood and Early Adolescent Education Award
Abagail Filippi, sophomore, education major, Aliquippa

College of Engineering: Computer Science Award
Nicholas Anderegg, sophomore, engineering major, Canonsburg

College of Engineering: Electrical Engineering Award
Garrett Covalt, sophomore, engineering major, Aliquippa

College of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering Award
Dalton Petrillo, junior, engineering major, Cheyenne, WY

Eberly College of Science: Biology Award
Ahad Anjum, sophomore, science major, East Brunswick, NJ

Eberly College of Science: Mathematics Award
Garrett Covalt, sophomore, engineering major, Aliquippa

College of Health and Human Development: Communication Sciences and Disorders Award
Lydia Moon, sophomore, health and human development major, Prosperity

College of the Liberal Arts: Crime, Law, and Justice Award
Shawna Shelton, junior, liberal arts major, Aliquippa

President’s Freshman Award
Megan Brown, freshman, agriculture major, Coraopolis
Shelby Carver, freshman, Division of Undergraduate Studies, New Brighton
Cathleen Gillette, freshman, liberal arts major, Pittsburgh
Ashley Vallersarmand, freshman, division of undergraduate studies, Pompano Beach, FL
Adrijana Vukelic, freshman, liberal arts major, Aliquippa

Campus Honors Program Certificates
Jaimes Coelho, junior, engineering major, Centereach, NY
Christine Corraini, sophomore, engineering major, Freedom
Andrew DiPietrantonio, sophomore, division of undergraduate studies major, Beaver
Gretchen Lecrone, sophomore, health and human development major, Ellwood City
Lydia Moon, sophomore, health and human development major, Prosperity
Dalton Petrillo, junior, engineering major, Cheyenne, WY
Zachary Prawucki, sophomore, engineering major, Aliquippa
Brianna Tolliver, sophomore, liberal arts major, Mingo Junction, OH

College Honors Certificates
Valerie Cycholl, senior, information sciences and technology major, Coraopolis
Sean Dickey, senior, information sciences and technology major, Aliquippa
Taylor Jaros, senior, information sciences and technology major, Rochester  
                            
Student Life Leadership Awards
Michelle Beckman, junior, business major, Girard
Darlene Coulanges, sophomore, health and human development major, Providence, RI
Craig Oskin, senior, communications major, Aliquippa
Amanda Palombo, sophomore, business major, Aliquippa

Adult Achievement Award
Roger Garza, senior, information sciences and technology major, Beaver\

USA Today Newspaper Leadership Awards
Darlene Coulanges, sophomore, health and human development major, Providence, RI
Lydia Moon, sophomore, health and human development major, Prosperity

For information about the awards or the annual banquet, contact Carleen Dinello, assistant director of academic affairs and senior instructor in reading and English, at cjd9@psu.edu or 724-773-3824.

Chapin receives Congressional Citation

John Chapin, professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, is the recipient of the 2012 United States House of Representatives Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus Certificate awarded by Congressman Jim Costa and Congressman Ted Poe, co-chairs of the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus for work on behalf of victims of crime.

In the past, Chapin has received citations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the U.S. House of Representatives for his research and volunteer work on behalf of domestic violence victims through providing domestic violence prevention and awareness programs.

Chapin recently coauthored “Optimistic bias about dating/relationship violence among teens” with Grace Coleman, executive director of Crisis Center North, Pittsburgh. The article appeared in The Journal of Youth Studies, an international journal devoted to a theoretical and empirical understanding of young people's experiences and life contexts.

Chapin, who joined the campus in 1998, has received a variety of on and off-campus awards, including the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board NOVA Chemicals, Inc. Faculty Excellence in Service Award in 2009. His research interests lie in social effects of media, popular music/popular culture, social networks, and the effectiveness of public health campaigns on adolescents.

He holds a Ph.D. in communication, information and library studies, from Rutgers University; a master’s degree in communication studies and mass media from Shippensburg University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from Bloomsburg University.

Chapin can be contacted at jrc11@psu.edu or 724-773-3877.

Student Government Association election results are announced

The Penn State Beaver Student Government Association (SGA) has announced election results for officers for the 2012-2013 academic year. All officers will be sophomores in the fall. Election results for class representatives will be announced prior to the start of the fall semester.

Je Qa Powe, president, engineering major, Pittsburgh
Dora Tweneboah, vice president, health and human development major, Monaca
Angelique Matthews, secretary, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Cypress, California
Jon Lach, treasurer, business, Conway

The SGA serves as the voice of the student population and makes decisions concerning student issues on campus and within the University. The SGA also oversees fund allocations to registered clubs and activities on campus.

For information about the SGA, contact the Office of Student Affairs at dxm24@psu.edu or 724-773-3951.

Registration is open for summer athletic and sports youth camps

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer a series of 20 summer academic enrichment and athletic camps for youth. Registration is now under way.
 
Academic camps are:
 
Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.), ages 9-13
 Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13
 9 a.m. to noon
 Fee is $130 and includes snacks, a field trip, and a camp T-shirt.
 
Digital Video and Movie Production, ages 11 and up
 Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20
 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Fee is $235 and includes snacks and a camp T-shirt.
 
Musical Theater, ages 8-13
 Monday - Friday, July 30 - Aug. 3
 9 a.m. - noon
Fee is $95 and includes snacks and a camp T-shirt.
 
Robotics, ages 11 and up
 Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20
 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Fee is $240 and includes snacks and a camp T-shirt.
 
Rockets Away, ages 8-14
 Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13
9 a.m. - noon
 Fee is $115 and includes activities, rocket kit, supplies, and a camp T-shirt.
 
Wizardry Camp, ages 8 and up
 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20
 Fee is $235 and includes snacks, craft supplies, and a camp T-shirt.
 Disclaimer: 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:
 
Baseball, ages 8-13
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22
Campers should bring a bag lunch.
 Fee is $130 and includes a camp t-shirt.
 
Boys' Basketball, ages 8 - 13
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13
Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Girls’ Basketball, ages 8-13
 Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20
 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Cheerleading, ages 5-8
 Monday – Friday, July 23 - 27
 9 a.m. - noon
 Fee is $85 and includes snacks and a camp T-shirt.
 
Golf, ages 18 and under
 Monday - Friday, August 6 -10
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Co-ed Soccer, ages 8 - 14
 Monday - Friday, July 23 - 27
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Softball, ages 8-13
 Monday - Friday, June 11 - 15
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Advanced Softball, ages 14-18
 Monday - Friday, July 30 - Aug. 3
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Co-ed Fitness, ages 8-14 (held twice)
 Monday - Friday, June 25 - 29
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Fee is $120 for this five-day week or $190 for both weeks and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Co-ed Fitness, ages 8-14
 Monday - Friday, July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Fee is $100 for this four-day week or $190 for both weeks and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Volleyball Camp, ages 8-13
 Monday - Friday, Aug. 6 - 10
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee is Fee: $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Advanced Volleyball, ages 14-18
 Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Fee is $130 and includes a camp T-shirt.
 
Wii Camp, ages 8 to 14
 Monday - Friday, July 23 - 27
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Cost is $120.
 
Wrestling, ages 8-14
 Monday - Friday, July 23 - 27
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Fee is $130 and includes camp T-shirt.
 
To register for camp or to obtain information, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/CE/youth.htm, or contact the Office of Continuing Education at beaverce@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.

 

Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: May 6, 2012

Sunday, May 6
Softball – PSUAC Playoffs, First Round - Penn State Beaver 2, Penn State Hazleton 1
Softball – PSUAC Winner’s Bracket – Penn State Beaver 2, Penn State Mont Alto 0
For games scores and play-by-play details or for any information about Beaver athletics, visit www.psubeaverathletics.com, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826, or BJ Bertges, assistant athletic director, at bjb36@psu.edu or 724-773-3845.