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Graduates of Middle East environmental studies institute to speak at Beaver

Graduates of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a leading research program in the Middle East where students develop the skills needed to help solve pressing environmental issues, will speak at Penn State Beaver on Oct. 19. The public is welcome to attend.
Map of Sustainable Communities programs at Penn State campuses

Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
A Beaver student picks a tomato from a plant.

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.
A Beaver student picks a tomato from a plant.

Beaver community garden

Beaver student Marney Haddad plucks ripe tomatoes from the campus garden. The produce is donated to the Salvation Army.

An aerial view of the construction of an enthane cracker plant.

September speaker series to focus on county’s economy and environment

Penn State Beaver plans to explore the topics of ethane cracking, coal ash collection and hydraulic fracturing in its three-part Beaver County Economic and Environmental Development Speaker Series.
Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

food bank boxes

Beaver sophomore Katie Stanley and freshman Rachael Cummings, who will lead the campus' food rescue program, visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distribution warehouse as part of their research.

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.
Sophomore Nick Pelino paints a handprint on a window.

Penn State Beaver paints the town

Penn State Beaver sophomore Nick Pelino puts a "paw print" on a window in Aliquippa's business district on Saturday, Aug. 20. As part of New Student Orientation, Pelino joined Beaver’s Class of 2020, community members and artists to clean up, and add color to, a few blighted city blocks along Franklin Avenue. Theevent was a collaboration between the campus and the Franklin Center, an organization that provides human services, outreach and referral services to low-income and unemployed Beaver County residents.

Sophomore Nick Pelino paints a handprint on a window.

Penn State Beaver paints the town

Nearly 100 students and staff members from Penn State Beaver gathered in Aliquippa to clean and paint a few blighted city blocks.
Penn State students pose in a business window.

Paint the town window dressing

Penn State Beaver junior Alexa DiPietrantonio and freshman Logan Jones take a break from cleaning to have a little fun, posing in the window of the karate school in Aliquippa. DiPietrantonio, a resident assistant, and Jones, a new student, joined fellow Penn State students and staff, community members and artists to clean up and add color to a few blighted city blocks along Franklin Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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