Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 09/09/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, September 9, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Alumnus reminisces about Brandywine's inaugural 1988 THON team
-- Abington economics professor's expertise leads to HuffPost, NPR appearances
-- Penn State Brandywine welcomes new reference and instruction librarian
-- MBA Information Session to be held at Berks campus on Sept. 17
-- Parking office makes event-weekend policy consistent
-- Probing question: How serious is the binge drinking problem on college campuses?
-- The Medical Minute: The basics about HPV and vaccinations

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TOP STORIES:

Alumnus reminisces about Brandywine's inaugural 1988 THON team
Philip Kurland, a 1990 accounting graduate, roamed the collegiate halls of the Penn State Brandywine campus in the late 1980s before heading up to University Park to finish his business degree. While at the suburban Philadelphia campus, he embraced college life by getting involved with student government and THON. In a recent interview, Kurland shared his fond memories of those days.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/v9c7DZZB
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Abington economics professor's expertise leads to HuffPost, NPR appearances
Just as most Americans were emerging from the long, lazy, beloved Labor Day weekend, a columnist for the Huffington Post posed these questions: "Why don't we do this more often? If more time off could benefit both individual human beings and the broader economy, why don't we have more long weekends? Why isn't every Monday a Labor Day?"

Seeking answers, the reporter logically contacted Lonnie Golden, professor of economics at Penn State Abington.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/cc2tkgDQ
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Penn State Brandywine welcomes new reference and instruction librarian
Nina Clements has been named the new reference and instruction librarian at Penn State Brandywine. She began her new position at the end of August and is already finding her place within the campus community.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/x6t9H8yG
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MBA Information Session to be held at Berks campus on Sept. 17
Penn State Great Valley will be hosting an information session on the MBA program at the Penn State Berks Campus from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Room 157, Franco Building at Penn State Berks.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/xHpHTKRm
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Parking office makes event-weekend policy consistent
The University Parking Office has announced changes for overnight parking by Penn State Commonwealth Campus students visiting University Park on event weekends. A review of event parking procedures for football and other large event weekends such as Arts Fest revealed that vehicles with a valid Commonwealth Campus student parking permit have been allowed to park in the parking decks and Red A lot overnight at no charge on these designated weekends, a privilege not afforded to vehicles with a valid University Park student commuter parking permit.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/QqvTkzKF
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Probing question: How serious is the binge drinking problem on college campuses?
The wild college house party filled with students doing keg stands, playing drinking games and passing out drunk is a familiar scene in pop culture. But is this stereotypical scene the exception or the rule? How much of a problem is binge drinking on college campuses? According to data collected by Jeff Hayes and colleagues from more than 100 college campuses, 56 percent of students don't engage in regular binge drinking. "I think it is important to communicate to students that they are not alone, they are not even in the minority, if they choose not to binge drink," says Hayes. The flipside is that 44 percent of students are binge drinking. For those students, there are often problems.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/qRVWFgCk
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The Medical Minute: The basics about HPV and vaccinations
The Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted disease today. HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer, but can also cause other types of cancer in women and men. The virus can affect the genitals, mouth and other areas, and you can have HPV and not know it. But HPV is largely preventable with vaccination.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/hhmB1yhR

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The Penn State Philadelphia Region Headlines Issue incorporates news from Penn State Abington, Penn State Brandywine, Penn State Great Valley, Penn State at the Navy Yard, and Philadelphia recruitment center locations of the University, and is brought to you regularly as a service of News and Media Relations for the Philadelphia region. We want to hear from you! Send your comments or questions to bw-ur@psu.edu.
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