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ALUM BRINGS AFGHANISTAN, AFRICA TO CAMPUS

Since 1990, Penn State alumnus Aldo Magazzeni has dedicated much of his life to bringing clean water, shelter, and hope to those in need  around the world through his charitable organization, Traveling Mercies. Photographs of his journey helping poor and neglected people in Afghanistan and Africa are currently on display until March 6 in the Penn State Brandywine John D. Vairo Library.

MOTHER AND SON STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

With their combined achievements, Dr. Elizabeth Dudkin and her son, Henry Neeb, make the perfect dynamic duo.

Dudkin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Brandywine, has a Ph.D. in biology and neuroscience, teaches several biology courses, received honors awards such as the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2005 and the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in spring 2008, and has contributed through writing and research to nearly 15 articles on biology.

STUDENTS TAKE A "2ND LOOK" AT MEDIA

Three of four Penn State Brandywine students who entered the Media Arts Council annual photography competition—Icons of Media, A 2nd Look—were among the finalists chosen by judge Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review, The Photograph Collector, and Focus Magazine

Students in Connie Kirker's art class paired up with students from Norma Notzold's American Studies class, with the art students taking the photos, and the American Studies students writing 25-word descriptions.

A RAY OF HOPE

Photo exhibit 11/12-25

WOODCARVING ART SHOW & SALE NOV. 1 & 2

The 25th annual art show will be held in the Penn State Brandywine Commons/Athletic Center Gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 1 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 2. The event will feature carvings and pictures available for sale, demonstrations, door prizes, books, tools, and supplies. Admission is $4.00 with proceeds benefiting the Penn State Brandywine Scholarship Fund; children under 12 years old are free with an adult. Parking is free and snacks will be available for purchase.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADS BY EXAMPLE

He's a mentor, a high school fraternity member, president of the Programming Activities Board, a Lion Ambassador, government affairs chair of the Student Government Association, Orientation Leader of the Year, a THON member, handles public relations for the Black Student League, takes six classes (19 credits), and still manages time to run around campus meeting new people and taking part in—if not planning—activities. Not everyone has the time to be this active, but Penn State Brandywine sophomore Al Parks, Jr. makes it sound like a walk in the park.

BRANDYWINE STUDENTS CREATE MULTIMEDIA PROJECT

A class trip to the Smithsonian Institution was all they needed to get their creative minds working overtime. Penn State Brandywine junior Teron Meyers, of Upper Darby, and Alyce DiLauro, of Drexel Hill, who transferred to University Park this fall to complete her major, took one look at the dinosaur exhibit and the next thing they knew they had created a podcast and a video featured on YouTube and iTunes.

STUDENTS EARN AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEERISM

Penn State Brandywine students Christopher Bakey, engineering, and JacQuita Lessane', HDFS, have been chosen to receive the AmeriCorps Education Award and a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their unwavering dedication to volunteerism. As campus representatives to Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania, AmeriCorps' Education Award program, for the last year, they were each required to volunteer 450 hours throughout the academic year.

CAMPUS AWARDED $39,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Penn State Brandywine has received a one-year grant of $39,000 to benefit student scholarships from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, West Conshohocken.

EARTHQUAKE MONITOR TO BE INSTALLED ON CAMPUS

A member of Penn State University's department of geosciences at University Park will install an earthquake monitoring station on the Penn State Brandywine campus in the next few weeks. The station will be part of a new seismic network being established for the state of Pennsylvania and will be connected to the national network. 

In the wake of the earthquake in New Jersey early Monday, this new  technology could prove to be a valuable educational and outreach tool for students and the local community. Dr.

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