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Judges hold up cards at the campus Lion's Den competition

Students pitch change in Lion's Den competition

Ten teams of students put their best ideas forward Shark-Tank-style during Penn State Beaver's annual Lion's Den competition.
Two students sit on cases of pet food in a pickup truck.

Student collect pet food

Lucas Mansell and Kurt Reinstadtler deliver donated pet food to the Humane Society of Beaver County.

Two students sit on cases of pet food in a pickup truck.

Students collect record number of pet food cans

When business instructor Neil Fogarty assigned his students to collect food for the Beaver County Humane Society, he hoped they would bring in at least as much as his class last year did. Then things got competitive, and in the end, they more than doubled the amount donate in 2017.
Judges hold up cards at the campus Lion's Den competition

Lion's Den judging

Director of Student Affairs Chris Rizzo, left, Director of Academic Affairs Carey McDougall, center, and Chancellor Jenifer Cushman, right, judge the student presentations at the Lion’s Den competition Nov. 9. 

Dare to enter the Lion's Den sign sits in front of lion shrine.

Penn State Beaver students invited to enter the Lion's Den competition

Penn State Beaver students who want to improve campus can enter the Lion's Den competition for a chance to make their dream a reality.
lettuce grows in the tunnel


Lettuce grows between rows irrigation tubing in the Penn State Beaver high tunnel.

a view of the high tunnel from outside

High tunnel exterior

Rows of vegetables take root in the 96-foot-long high tunnel at  Penn State Beaver.

Angela Fishman speaks in front of the high tower

Angela Fishman at the high tunnel

Associate Teaching Professor Angela Fishman talks about the campus farm and garden program during the dedication of the high tunnel. The 96-foot-long tunnel, funded through a Penn State seed grant, will help fill campus-supported agricuture (CSA) subscriptions and the Savation Army's food bank year round. In the background are Provost Nick Jones, Penn State Beaver Chief Academic Officer Carey McDougall, and Vice President of Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn Hanes.

4 students stand in the high tunnel

Farm interns

Farm interns Carley Schroeder, senior; Tanner Matko, freshman; Sara Weigle, freshman; and Alexandra Rudloph, senior, prepare to hand out seeds in the high tunnel after the dedication Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Penn State Beaver.