Dr. Autumn Sabo’s latest research project is a study of the factors that inhibit the growth of trillium, a “really pretty, showy wildflower” that is popular. But many people believe it’s becoming sparse in our landscape because it’s being eaten by deer, Sabo, an assistant professor of biology, said.
The campus farm, housed in the high tunnel, has been growing a plethora of flowers that were planted in October by students in the Farm Club and the PLANT220: Gardening for Fun and Profit class. Students were able to start to harvest some flowers as early as March.
Five years ago you would have found Center Township native Zach Petey on the campus at Penn State Beaver, most likely in the Michael Baker Building studying or kicking around a soccer ball on the quad. These days you can find him giving the local weather forecast on WTRF in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Lisa Majerchik, a 1978 graduate in nursing, is Penn State Beaver’s 2021 Outstanding Alumnus, an honor she said she was shocked to receive. “I never dreamt of a recognition. I didn’t even know they had an Outstanding Alumni Award, to be honest,” she said.
Students in Erin Mallea's Introduction to Sculpture class have their semester projects on display at the Kuga Pavilion. Mallea used flags to teach the students about using various textiles to convey a message or theme.
Art in the Natural World is a general education class at Penn State Beaver that combines art and biology. The class, taught by Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Sarah Nilson, is a chance for students to slow down, observe nature and question the things they see.