Beaver students’ engine project remains on display at Ford Museum
An engine created by Penn State Beaver engineering students that’s been on display since last year at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit has proven so popular that museum officials requested it remain on loan through the fall to accommodate area schools during field trip season.
The project, which was featured last week on the Penn State home page, was part of a class taught by James A. Hendrickson, Beaver campus instructor in engineering. For a complete update on the project’s history, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/Academics/36637.htm.
Beaver Alumni Society golf outing nets record-breaking total of $28,000
The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society broke its own record in September when they netted more than $28,000 at its 13th annual golf outing held Sept. 9 at Seven Oaks Country Club with 120 players. Last year’s outing raised $24,000. Proceeds benefit the society’s endowed scholarships for Beaver campus students. To date, the Alumni Society has raised more than $200,000 for the campus.
“This year’s outing was amazing,” said Diana Patterson, Beaver campus director of development and campus liaison for the Alumni Society. “Our Golf Team Committee did an incredible job of soliciting sponsorships and gifts and getting players involved. It’s always so rewarding for them to know that our students benefit from their efforts.” The team from Kip’s Ice Cream won first place, marking the second consecutive year the team has taken top honors. Team members were Nick Andrews, Shane Hecht, John Murawski and Don Ware. Andrews Industrial Controls won second place with members Brady Barbero, Bryan Dunn, Matt Morich and Mike Onisko. Each first-place winner received a $75 gift certificate and each second-place winner received a $60 gift certificate for Seven Oaks Pro Shop. Winners of the skills competition were Steve Ellis of the PNC Wealth Management team, longest drive, hole No. 3; Bob Janeda with PLS Logistics, longest first putt, hole No. 18; Chris Demos of the Long Shots team, closest to the pin, hole No. 11; and Gene Adamowski, Gray Family team, hole-in-one on hole No. 4. He received a Kindle Fire tablet.
For information about the 2014 golf outing, contact Patterson at email@example.com or 724-773-3558.
Beaver students will host Mini THON in November
Penn State Beaver students will host a Mini THON at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in the Student Union Building Lodge. The event replicates the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, known as THON, on a much smaller scale. THON raises money to support the Four Diamonds Fund in its fight against pediatric cancer. Mini THONs are held annually across the state at Penn State locations as well as elementary, middle and high schools. THON will be held Feb. 21 to 23 at Penn State University Park’s Bryce Jordan Center. THON has raised more than $101 million since its inception in 1977. For more information about Beaver’s Mini THON, contact Jen Toof, coordinator of student activities and residence life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3947.
Fall Faculty Speakers Series continues Oct. 21
The second program in the Penn State Beaver Fall Faculty Speakers Series will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in Room 16, Student Union Building. The public is invited to attend.
Guest speakers will be Talha Harcar, associate professor of business; Filiz Boluktepe, assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration at Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey; and Zehra Nisanci, assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Management and Organization at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey. This semester Harcar is hosting Boluktepe and Nisanci, who are visiting scholars from Turkey.
The trio is conducting collaborative research in business and economics. In addition, Boluktepe and Nisanci are observing Beaver business classes, interacting with students, faculty and staff, and learning about daily life in the United States. For information about the Fall Faculty Speakers Series, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at email@example.com or 724-773-3571.
Penn State Beaver hosts annual guidance counselor luncheon
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office hosted its annual guidance counselor luncheon Friday, Oct. 4 in the Student Union Building Lodge. The event was attended by seventy people, including guidance counselors from high schools and middle schools in the Penn State Beaver service area and faculty and staff from several Penn State campuses. Beaver Chancellor Gary Keefer, and Director of Enrollment Dan Pinchot welcomed guests and provided campus updates. In addition, guest speaker LaVarr W. McBride, instructor in administration of justice at Beaver, Penn State Shenango, and Penn State New Kensington, gave a presentation on prevention of domestic and sexual assault at high school and college campuses. For information about Beaver campus, contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-JOIN-PSU or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu.
Admissions Office to host Veteran’s Day Application Workshop
The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Veteran’s Day Application Workshop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, in the Student Union Building. The $50 application fee will be waived for all participants. Admissions Office staff members will be on hand to guide individuals through the application process.
Participants must bring an official transcript. Some applying may be eligible for an immediate decision about acceptance to Penn State. Campus tours will also be provided. In addition, guests are invited to learn more about the Penn State admissions process that day by attending information sessions at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 16, Student Union Building. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 877-JOIN-PSU or email@example.com, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu.
Means retires after 32 years at Penn State Beaver
Jay Means, laboratory preparation technician at Penn State Beaver, retired in September after 32 years of service to the campus.
Means worked closely with the chemistry and biology faculty members to ensure proper set-ups for classes and labs. In addition, Means previously worked as a member of the Beaver campus Office of Physical Plant Services. Prior to coming to Beaver, Means taught biology, chemistry and earth sciences for the Moon Area and Big Beaver Falls Area School Districts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Geneva College.
Classes will be offered for personal care, nursing home administrators
The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer four three-hour courses for personal care home and nursing home administrators in November. Administrators must complete 48 hours of coursework every two years.
These courses are approved by the PA Department of Public Welfare for personal care home administrators and the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Fee is $45 per course, and all courses are offered at Beaver campus. Classroom locations will be announced.
The Adult Residential Licensing Program will offer a scholarship enabling eligible personal care homes to send an individual for training at no charge.
9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 8
Meeting Supervisory Responsibilities (three hours) offers an understanding of the nature of supervisory roles and responsibilities in today’s workplace.
1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
Communicating Effectively (three hours) provides information about the need for supervisors’ enhanced speaking and listening skills.
9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9
Building Work Relationships (three hours) explores characteristics and values of of high-quality work relationships with colleagues and employees.
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
“Leading Others” (three hours) offers techniques for maintaining daily focus, building commitment and cultivating a climate where creativity thrives.
Beaver campus Penn State Day celebration is Oct. 25-26
Penn State Beaver’s annual Penn State Day celebration will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26. All events are free and open to the public.
The following is the schedule of events:
Friday, Oct. 25 - Blue and White Spirit Day Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear blue and white and/or Penn State apparel. A bonfire will be held at dusk behind Harmony Hall residence hall. Free s’mores and hot apple cider will be provided.
Saturday, Oct. 26 Admissions Open House, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Student Union Building - Prospective students and their families will learn about academic programs, extracurricular activities, financial aid, and the application process.
Intramural Flag Football Championship Game, 10 a.m., Intramural field behind the gym
Campus Carnival, noon - 3:30 p.m., lawn, center of campus (In the event of inclement weather, all events will be held in the gym.) - Inflatable games, cotton candy, kettle corn, and novelty attractions will be featured.
Cornhole Tournament - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., lawn, center of campus (In the event of inclement weather, the tournament will be held in the gym.)
Beaver alumni vs. Beaver men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams, gym - Men begin play at 5:30 p.m., followed by the women.
Blue and White Tailgate, 7 p.m., Brodhead Bistro Courtyard, followed by the Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State
Buckeyes football game, 8 p.m., Brodhead Bistro Courtyard (Check back here for an indoor location in the event of inclement weather.) Free stadium foods will be offered before and during the game for all in attendance.
For information about the Open House, contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-JOIN-PSU. For information about the weekend activities, contact Jennifer Toof, coordinator of student activities and residence life, email@example.com or 724-773-3947.
Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Oct. 5-9
Saturday, Oct. 5
Men’s soccer – Penn State Beaver tied Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1-1
Women’s volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State DuBois 0
Sunday, Oct. 6
Men’s soccer – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Hazleton 1
Women’s volleyball – Alfred State 3, Penn State Beaver 0
Women’s volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State New Kensington 1
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Women’s soccer – Penn State Beaver 0, Westmoreland County Community College 7
Women’s volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Greater Allegheny 1
For scores and play-by-play details or for information about Beaver intercollegiate or intramural athletics, visit www.psubeaverathletics.com, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3826, or BJ Bertges, assistant athletic director, at email@example.com or 724-773-3845.