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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.

Penn State Beaver freshman Nicole Pastorino paints a wooden pallet.

Paint the town pallets

Freshman Nicole Pastorino chose the Penn State Beaver because she wanted a small, community-minded place to begin her college career. Pastorino got her first taste of that community on Saturday, Aug. 20 as she joined fellow Penn State students and staff to clean up and add color to a few blighted city blocks along Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa.

Two students clean a window with rags.

Paint the town cleaning

Two members of Penn State Beaver's Class of 2020 clean the windows of the notary office in Aliquippa. The pair 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.

Sophomore Nick Pelino paints a handprint on a window.

Paint the town handprint

Penn State Beaver sophomore Nick Pelino adds a "paw print" to a window in Aliquippa's business district. As part of New Student Orientation, Beaver’s Class of 2020 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.

Chart outlines number of printed copies per semester in past four years.

Think before you ink

Beginning this fall, in a sustainability effort, Penn State Beaver will allot students 175 printed pages per semester. At other campuses where this policy has been implemented, only 10 percent of students have exceeded the limit.

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