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Beaver campus garden helps to feed the community

The summer harvest from Penn State Beaver's campus garden has been donated to the Salvation Army to feed those in need.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
Students flee the building during an active shooter training drill at Penn State Beaver.

Penn State Beaver to host symposium on mental health and violence

A group of experts and the families of both victims and offenders – including the parents of Colorado shooter 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.

Beaver campus to host global delegation and workshop

As part of its recently established Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) program, Penn State Beaver will host a delegation from the University of Split in Croatia and present a global-learning workshop.
Richard Lomotey points to a computer as Evan McStay looks on.

Beaver IST student receives grant to develop mobile app for farmers

Penn State Beaver IST student Evan McStay received a Penn State Student Engagement Network Grant to work with Assistant Professor Richard Lomotey on a mobile app for local farmers.

Physician general to speak at Beaver about Pennsylvania's drug abuse epidemic

Pennsylvania's physician general, Dr. Rachel Levine, will visit the Penn State Beaver campus on March 22 to speak to students, faculty, staff and the community about her journey as a transgender woman and the drug-abuse crisis that is plaguing the state.
Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

Beaver faculty, students receive Pepsi Mini Grant for food-related initiatives

The Pepsi Mini Grant will give Beaver faculty and students $5,000 toward the creation of a community garden, a digitized food map and a food rescue program.
A photo of Russ Brignano sits beside books on a shelf.

In their own words

The Penn State Beaver Library's African-American autobiography collection is the only one of its kind in the Penn State system, and it's open to both students and the public.
Jamie Silicki

Domestic violence is 'everybody's problem'

Beaver alumna Jamie Silicki has been elected board president of a Pittsburgh-based domestic violence nonprofit, and during her yearlong appointment, she plans to make increased awareness of domestic violence "everybody's problem."
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington are helping to implement Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County. As the inaugural cohort of Beaver County-based facilitators, the students will not only go into the Beaver County Jail to work with inmates, but they will also be responsible for training future volunteers of the Bridges program and extending the reach of restorative justice.

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