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Professional Women seeking members
Conservation Education Center dedicated
Shaver's Creek activities HRDC course

Professional Women seeking members

The Professional Women at Penn State seeks applicants to replace coordinating council members whose terms expire in June. All individuals in the Penn State community are welcome to apply. Members of the council can gain leadership experience, interact with others throughout the University and achieve an antidote to professional isolation.

Applications must be submitted by May 15. Contact Jo Anne Mengle at (814) 865-3434 or at to obtain an application form.

Professional Women is a grass-roots group coordinated by University women to develop and maintain a communication network and serve as a resource for other Penn State audiences.

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Conservation Education Center dedicated

Local elementary school students dressed as trees will branch out into careers as tour guides as the School of Forest Resources dedicates the Laurel Haven Conservation Education Center, a 50-acre working forest in the Bald Eagle Valley, May 8 at 2 p.m.

Dedication ceremonies will include a tree-planting ceremony and tours throughout the facility. Each tour will be led by tree-clad students. The center, which is part of the Laurel Haven Tree Farm, is about 1.5 miles northwest of Julian on Beaver Road. Now part of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, Laurel Haven is dedicated to the use of natural resource conservation through sustainable forestry practices. The center and forest land were donated by Jane Madsen and her late husband, Harold Mitzel. Both Madsen and Mitzel are former faculty members in the College of Education.

For more information on the ceremony or the Laurel Haven Conservation Education Center, call Cathy Arney at (814) 863-7093, or John Wall at (814) 863-2719.

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Shaver's Creek activities

Beyond the Bird Feeder: From 7-9 a.m. Saturday, May 25. After a winter cooped up inside, now is the time to get outside with an experienced birder to listen to the spring song birds and watch the returning migrant birds; Cost: $5.50; members $4.50.

Woodland Wildflower Walk: Sunday, May 26, 2 to 4 p.m. Spring has sprung around Shaver's Creek, so join one of their naturalists in a leisurely walk to view spring in bloom, along with folklore, facts and stories about the wildflowers that grace the forest floor. Cost: $4; members $3; children 12 and under $2.50. Registration is required for most of these programs, so please call the center at (814) 863-2000 and ask for Julie.

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HRDC course

The following courses are being offered by the Human Resource Development Center. To register, call (814) 865-8216. Registration for fee-based courses requires a completed registration form, page 57 of the HRDC course catalog.

To see a list and description of other courses available, check the HRDC course catalog or log-in to the Intercom Web site from the home page of the Office of University Relations at URL

Program/Project Management (PRO 032)
Designed for faculty and staff who are responsible for managing complex technical programs especially in areas where knowledge of contract requirements is needed or teaming with industry is anticipated. Meets 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 24, in 319 Rider Building; cost: $55.

Understanding Yourself And Others Using The Disc Dimensions Of Behavior Model (PRO 069)
By completing the Disc Personal Profile System, participants will be able to describe their individual work styles, appreciate others' behavioral styles and maximize the potential for effective working relationships. This program meets 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in 319 Rider Building; cost $67.

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