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A view of the Croatian coastline.

On the EDGE

The EDGE program connects Penn State Beaver classes with classes around the world through the use of technology. Known as “virtual international exchange,” EDGE affords its participants the opportunity for global thinking and collaboration, particularly among place-bound and less-resourced students.
Graduate Taejsha McBride hugs her daughter.

Congratulations, graduates

Twenty-nine student received their degrees in nine academic areas on Friday, Dec. 15, in the Student Union Building Auditorium.
Campus entrance sign with pond and amphitheater in background.

Police confirm two dead following shooting on Penn State Beaver campus

MONACA, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police are conducting an investigation following the shooting deaths of two non-students on Penn State Beaver’s campus in western Pennsylvania. In what police are calling a case of domestic violence, a male allegedly shot Penn State food services employee Lesli Kelly before turning the gun on himself on the afternoon of Dec. 13. The incident took place in a parking lot near the campus food services building.

Spirit Weekend 2018 registration closed

Spirit Weekend 2018

Are you interested in playing at Penn State Beaver? Come to Athletics Spirit Weekend January 26-28 to meet coaches and players and find out about our outstanding athletic and academic programs.
Beaver student Ty Cole sits at picnic table on campus.

Scoring a dream job

Corporate Communications major Ty Cole is working as the community relations intern for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. It's the type of work he hopes to do full time after graduation in May.
Andrea Patrucco points to a projection screen.

Andrea Patrucco: Delivering the goods

Assistant Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management Andrea Patrucco can sum up his field in four words: Plan. Source. Make. Deliver.
A student wearing a construction hat looks down from the 17th floor of a building.

Keeping it real

What happens when engineering professor Jim Hendrickson meets a Beaver alum who works at the nation's sixth-largest, coal-fired power plant? A learning experience, of course.
A student peers into a tomato plant searching for ripe fruti.

Campus garden helps to feed the community

What began as a class project is now a vital part of helping Beaver County fight food insecurity.
Student actors run down a hallway.

Can we stop the violence?

A group of experts and the families of both victims and offenders – including the parents of James Holmes – will gather at Penn State Beaver in October to discuss the links between mental health and violence and the ways we may be able to curb the bloodshed.
Campus entrance sign with pond and amphitheater in background.

Resourceful engineering students save iconic campus sign from demise

When the P and the B from Penn State Beaver’s iconic “chimney stack” entrance sign went missing, the campus called on Senior Engineering Instructor Jim Hendrickson and two of his students to find a fix.