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Hepatitis shots available to Behrend students [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Hepatitis shots available to Behrend students by Jennifer Hemme staff writer Behrend's Health and Wellness Center is offering the Hepatitis B vaccine to all students. Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus and is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). There is no known cure for the disease and it is 100 times more contagious than HIV. Hepatitis B can be transmitted through body fluids like semen and blood, and also through toothbrushes and razors. Some of the symptoms of Hepatitis B are: jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), pain in the right side of the abdomen (where the liver is located), dark urine, long-term and persistent fatigue, and also flu-like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, fever, and appetite loss). College-age students are at the highest risk for all STDs, including Hepatitis B, and Behrend students are no exception. Patty Pasky-McMahon, director of the Health and Wellness Center says "When ...
New Editor-in-Chief takes over Beacon [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
New Editor-in-Chief takes over Beacon by Will Jordan editor-in-chief Once again, the reins of leadership of the Beacon will be changing hands for the Fall semester. Many other editorial staff positions will be changing hands as well. Jason Snyder, a second semester Communications major, will become the new editor-in-chief in August. Snyder, who has been the sports editor of the Beacon for the past two semesters, is looking forward to being editor-in-chief. "I hope to continue in the path that Will Jordan started. I am looking forward to working with a larger staff and many new faces. I am confident that the people who will be returning will set an example for incoming editors. I hope to continue putting out a quality paper that the students can be proud of," stated Snyder. Several editors will be leaving the Beacon after this semester. Will Jordan will be transferring to the Uni versity Park campus in the fall to further his education in the College of Communications. Ay o...
Two Behrend seniors win Oswald and Hetzel awards [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Two Behrend seniors win Oswald and Hetzel awards by Shannon Weber news editor Two of (he most prestigious senior awards in the Penn State system were recently won by two of Behrend's seniors, Kristi McKim, 08 Eng. and Gretchen Kline-deHart,()8 Psych. At a recent awards ceremonies held at University Park, the John W. Oswald Award was presented to McKim, and the recipient of (he Ralph Dorn Het/.el Memorial Award was Kline-deHart. The John W. Oswald Award is given in the honor of John W. Oswald, the thirteenth president of Penn Slate. It is awarded to a graduating senior who has excelled in at least one of the following areas: scholarship, athletics, social service, religious activity, student government, and communication. The Ralph Dorn Hel/.el Award honors another former president of Penn State. The Het/.el Award is granted to an undergraduate who has illustrated qualities such as leadership during his or her college career and gives the promise of public-spirited achievemen...
ABC Gala: Making it a Night to Remember [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
ABC Gala: Making it a Night to Remember by Danielle Marshall staff writer "From This Moment On" was the theme to describe a night of dinner, dancing, and elegance. The Association of Black Collegians (ABC) sponsored then annual gala Saturday night at 7:00 p.m in the Reed Commons. This event gave students, faculty, and staff the chance to ^m\ the y ear with honor and recognition. Minority students with a grade point average ol 2.75 or above were awarded certificates of achievement. "As a recipient of the achievement award, it gave me great pleasure to be so honored b\ my peers and staff." stated Donald Adams. (W BLASC. Awards of appreciation were also given lo those who helped make the gala a complete success. It became a success with the energetic perfoimancc of Safarace. an ethnic dance troupe from Pittsburgh. Safarace includes 12 African-American dancers and drum players who provide a cultural appreciation ol African-American heritage. They allowed the audience to particip...
MCC announces new E-board [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
MCC announces new E-board by Will Jordan editor in chic! The Mulli Cultural Council has a new executive board for the IS)V9 - 20110 semesters. The new board consists ot president Shimira K. Williams. 06 F.CON, vice president Greg Loved. 08 FF BD/ CLN BD. treasurer I leather Robinson, 02 Pol Sci. secretary Maria Alomar. 02 DUS, and SGA representative Michael Ross. 02 Pol Sci. The former board consisted of president Jennifer Fonlecchio. vice president Melina Fernandez, treasurer Jose Orama. and Shimira K. Williams was the secretary. There was not an SGA representative. When asked how she fell about becoming the new MCC president. Williams said. "I am happy that I am the new MCC president. It gives me a chance to give back to the school. We have already started to plan for the Ice Cream Social. Fall Orienlation Dance and the Harambee Dinner. The Harainbee Dinner is scheduled for September 15 at 6:30 pin in the Reed Commons. The Ice Cream Social and Fall Dance are during orienta...
lolice And Oafety REPORT: [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
lolice And Oafety REPORT: 4/21/99 Complainant reported having CD's stolen from their car. 4/22/99 Reported people in the back of Lawrence Hall with a sling shot aiming at parked cars. 4/23/99 Complainant reported the theft of a wireless mouse from a computer cart in Nick. 4/23/99 Complainant reported that several vehicles had been damaged. Witness reported seeing a Pepsi truck do the damage. 4/23/99 Underage person caught carrying a case of beer. 4/23/99 Officer stopped a student with an open bottle of Ice House beer. 4/25/99 Fire Extinguisher missing from Reed Building.
M«P M Kv KPI [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
M«P M Kv KPI Would you ever streak and where? Why not? "Probably, no, I have too much pride." -Mike Snider, 02, Act. Sci. | "No, I'm not that kind of girl." -Carmen Cole, 02, Eng. "No, 'cause I'd turn red." -Scott Dzemyan, 02 "Yes, anywhere, anytime." -Jason Fearnow, 04, Comp. Eng. I "Probably around the mall just to be an I a**hole." I -Ron Starvaggi, 02, Bio.
wmwcU [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
wmwcU SPRING COMMENCEMENT The Spring 1999 Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday. May 15, at noon on the Reed Union Building lawn. In case of inclement weather, two ceremonies will be held. The first will begin al 12:(X) noon and the second at 2:30 pin. both in Erie Hall. Beginning April 6, graduation announcements may be purchased on a walk-in basis from the Media and Instructional Support Center (MISC) in the Academic Building. The cost is 35 cents for each announcement. Please call the Provost's Office a! 898-6160 by May 3 if you plan to attend. FOUNDER OF ANSYS TO SPEAK AT BEHREND SENIOR PROJECTS DAY Dr. John Swanson, founder and chief technologist of ANSYS, Inc., will be the keynote speaker al Senior Projects 99, to be held Saturday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Engineering Complex at Behrend. At this event, graduating seniors in (he engineering programs present research and industrial projects they have completed during the year. "Many of the senior...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Calendar of Events AQThurs AAFri rfjSat ASun • SPC Movie: "You've Got Mail" • SPC Movie: "You've Got Mail" • SPC Movie: "You've Got Mail" • Catholic Mass: Reed Commons Reed 117-9 pm Reed 117-10 pm Reed 117-10 pm 8:00 pm • Softball vs. Grove City (DH)- 3 pm • 24 hour quiet Hours Begin- 8 pm • SPC Movie: "You've Got Mail" • Classes End Reed 117- 9 pm • Finals Blowout • Study Day AMon y| Tues W/Ved #%Thurs • Final Exams Begin • Final Exams • Final Exams • Final Exams All submissions for the calendar should be made available to the Beacon by 5:00pm on the Monday before publication. Please send via inter-office mail to the Beacon Calendar Editor, drop it off at the Beacon office, or send it to BEHRCOLL3@aol.com. The Beacon cannot guarantee publication of events clue to space constraints. The Beacon also reserves the right to edit any material submitted for publication. The calendar is intended for Behrend notices and events.
Untitled Ad [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
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Media needs to recognize [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Media needs to recognize A view, from thelighthouse We, at the Beacon, would like to express our views on the shooting that occurred in Littleton, Colorado, two Tuesdays ago. We all (eel that this was a great tragedy and proper steps should be taken to ensure a similiar event from occurring in the future. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families during this hard time. We also feel that the manner in which the media exploited the situation was immoral and inappropriate. It was not necessary to print detailed photographs of the injured students, and it was definitely not necessary to air the funeral of one of the victims on television. The funeral should be a personal event - it should only be attended by the victims' friends and family, not by a rude and ignorant media. Also, we feel that by exploiting this tragedy to such as an extent as the media has will impact upon other youths attending high school in the nation. This will cause students to think that if they ...
Letter to the editor: Student fed up with Food and Housing [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Letter to the editor: Student fed up with Food and Housing Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Angela Donahue's and Tom Henry's letter to the editor. In this letter, the two complained about Natalie Gagliano's column entitled "Waz up now, Housing?". The two brown-nosing employees' first defense of Housing was that Bruno's and Dobbins are mass producing food services. Consequently, they say the food served at Bruno's and Dobbins loses some of its "home-cooked quality". True, but this doesn't explain why the food tastes like a@#! Next, the two pointed out that it becomes monotonous eating the same thing all the time and that Dobbins avoids this monotony by rotating its menu on a four week cycle. Yeah, that's all nice and great, but hello - serving the same menu for four weeks straight is monotonous, especially when this menu includes half-cooked omelettes, nauseating pork fried rice, burgers and chicken that are as edible as rubber, and bread that's harder than cement. No...
Too late for blame [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Too late for blame The Critic JQN ^ STUBBS Once again, in the wake of another violent disturbance with many left dead, Americans are forced to try and explain to themselves just exactly how such a massacre could happen within the borders of the world's most prosperpous nation. Gun control advocates point the blame toward the NRA; the NRA and its right wing allies point toward violence in popular culture, and popular culture gives Right Wing America the finger. The truth must be that nobody really knows why Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 of their classmates and wounded 24 others last Tuesday at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The diary of one of the shooters revealed that they had planned this attack for a good bit of time before it was acted out. According to CNN, the diary also revealed that Har ris andKlebold hoped to kill at least 500 people during the attack, and then hijack a plane and crash it into New York City. Some news agencies have reporte...
Crazy is just a state of mind [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Crazy is just a state of mind A_ FlowerAnJKe Gard£Ko£Life ___ SHANNONWEBER Well, the year has finally come to an end. Finals are just around the corner. I don't know about you, but I feel like this year went by very fast. Now it's time to say our good-byes and go back home. I guess it's my turn to explain the title of my column. A Flower in the Garden of Life. Metaphorically speaking, the flower is a person growing and becoming in this huge garden called "life". In our lives we experience hardships like pricker-bushes, that cause us much physical pain. There is the muddy muck that we sometimes step in—it happens. We encounter rotten vegetables that make the garden dismal. Of course, there is always that terrible gardener who seems to make the garden worse. In spite of the hardships we deal with in life, we have rays of sunshine, like our families and friends (maybe even a professor), that inspire us flowers to grow. We also have the raindrops that nurture us and keep us heal...
Letter to the editor: Reaction to cartoon [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
Letter to the editor: Reaction to cartoon For the second week in a row, I am writing to express my disgust with the school newspaper, but since I now realize how ignorant the staff is, this will be very short. Last week I wrote a letter to the editor defending Housing and Food Services. Since the Beacon has turned into a paper that is determined to bash Housing and Food on a weekly basis, I decided I would defend Housing for a change. I was notified early in the week that my article would appear in Thursday's edition. When I read Thursday's paper, I took note of the letter I previously had written. But to my surprise, the staff of the Beacon had rudely and very inappropriately placed a cartoon of a customer in a food service line being asked if they like their roaches fried or steamed. I. and many other people, noticed the placement of this cartoon, and ALL have commented on how inconsiderate it was. The last time I checked I still had every right to voice my opinion without...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 29 April 1999
The Behrend College Beacon published weekly by the students of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Editor in Chief Will Jordan Managing Editor ., Avodele Jones News Editor Sports Editor Shannon Weber Jas(m Snyder Features Editor Editorial Page Editor Jon Stubbs Natalie Galliano Business Manager Advertising Managers Jaime Davis £,„, Ediiif-er .*. . i^ .. Carev Smith Photography Editors Jason Blake Associate Editors Andrea /xiffino Anf-ela Rush _ Jessica Tueei Layout Editor Mike Perkins Copy Editor ,,,. „ . „ ,. Rose Forrest Wire Services Editor Kane Galley Distribution Manager . _ ,, Mark Greenbank Assistant Editors Mike Frawley Advisors Elizabeth Gueleher Robert Speet _ _ Jim O'Loiifihlin Postal Information: The Beacon is published weekly by the students of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; First Floor, The J. Elmer Reed Union Building, Station Road, Erie, PA 16563. The Beacon can be reached by calling (814) 898-6488 or (814) 898-6019 (FAX). ISSN 1071-9288. Letter Policy:...