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Thursday Night Coffeehouse Returns with Joe Grushecky

The Penn State McKeesport Thursday Night Coffeehouse Series will host local Pittsburgh musician Joe Grushecky on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Area of the Student Community Center on the campus of Penn State McKeesport.

Psychology Club helps local organization with "Santa's Workshop"

The Penn State McKeesport Psychology Club is assisting the Catholic agency, Auberle, with a special project to create an "Auberle Santa's Workshop" for the children at the home. The volunteers are coordinating this workshop so the children can shop for their siblings and parents for Christmas.  This project will also enable the children to feel a sense of pride in selecting gifts for their parents. 

Engineering Students Learn on Site at Maglev, Inc

The campus partnership with Maglev, Inc was featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article entitled "Making their mark at Maglev" (November 22, 2006). The article features the experiences of the baccalaureate engineering students currently interning at the company, and also discusses the upcoming spring program for associate degree students in partnership with CCAC. Both programs were developed by Professor Robert Walters.

Basketball Classic Tips-off December 6 in Wunderely Gymnasium

Penn State McKeesport presents the 6th Annual Daily News and Century Heritage Federal Credit Union "Basketball Classic". The first game in this 4 day tournament begins with tip-off on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wunderely Gymnasium on the Penn State McKeesport campus.

Alumni Society Commits $3,000 to Scholarships

In its continuing effort to support student scholars and leaders, the Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society recently pledged $3,000 to Penn State for its endowed scholarship fund.

Fall 2006 theatre production

Dr. Jay Breckenridge's children's theatre classes will be presenting "Folk Tales from India," the adaptation and dramatization of four Indian folk tales.

“All That’s Jazz” Scholarship Benefit Raises $51,100

Penn State McKeesport's third annual "All That's Jazz" scholarship benefit did all that it was supposed to do on Saturday night.  At the close of the November 4 event, Master of Ceremonies Sheldon Ingram of WTAE-TV announced that the event had raised $50,500, surpassing the $50,000 fundraising goal established by the Advisory Board. The total continues to rise as contributions are added.

Mazur Publishes Article on Biased Appraisals of the Daily Hassles of Parenting

Associate Professor of Psychology, Elizabeth Mazur, was recently published in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research, currently available on SpringerLink, a premier data source for researchers in the sciences. A developmental psychologist, Dr. Mazur's previous research with children of divorced parents suggested that biased appraisals influence adjustment to stressful life events. In her most recently published article, the focus is on parenting stress and how biased appraisals among mothers of young children predict parenting adjustment.

Faculty and Students Represented Campus at WorldQuest 2006

Penn State McKeesport participated for the first time in the third annual WorldQuest competiton, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. The contest was held in downtown Pittsburgh at the Omni William Penn Hotel.

Documentary on Indian workers to be shown on campus

Dr. Paul Goodman will be introducing a screening of his documentary, The Dabbawallas, on November 9 at noon in Frable 122. The Dabbawallas is currently being shown nationally on PBS stations. The India documentary captures a 100-year-old work system where each day 100,000 lunches are delivered by 4,000 Dabbawallas (or box persons) from customers' homes to their places of work. This system is as complicated as what Federal Express does, but exists without any technology or modern business practices.