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Penn State Fayette Newswire - Nov. 27, 2006

Penn State Fayette Newswire - Nov. 27, 2006
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1. TED MELLORS HONORED WITH CAMPUS EXCELLENCE AWARD

2. PENN STATE FAYETTE PROFESSOR CREATES A UNIQUE PAINTING

3. 'HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR' TO TAKE PLACE AT CAMPUS

4. MUSICAL TO BE PERFORMED ON CAMPUS

5. PENN STATE PROFESSOR NAMED TO COMMITTEE

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1. TED MELLORS HONORED WITH CAMPUS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Ted Mellors of Bullskin Township is the recipient of the 2006 Public Service Excellence Award at Penn State Fayette. Mellors serves as the director of Penn State Fayette's Center for Community and Public Safety. Aside from his duties as the director of the center, Mellors also served as the associate director of Continuing Education, as well as the administrative director of Penn State Fayette's American Heart Association's Training Center; constable education training site; and emergency medical service training institute, having held these positions since 1987.

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2. PENN STATE FAYETTE PROFESSOR CREATES A UNIQUE PAINTING

When Dennis Brestensky recalls receiving a special gift in honor of his many years of teaching at Penn State Fayette, he remembers it as likely the only time he was speechless in his 41 years at the campus. During commencement 2006, art professor Patrick Daugherty presented his colleague with an oil painting depicting Brestensky as William Shakespeare. Brestensky, professor of English, will retire after this year.

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3. 'HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR' TO TAKE PLACE AT CAMPUS

Penn State Fayette and Latshaw Productions will present "The Big Band Holiday Spectacular" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium. General tickets are $20, student tickets are $15, and children ages 5-12 are $10. A special rate is offered for groups that purchase nine tickets will get the 10th ticket free. Call (724) 430-4211 for more information. "The Big Band Spectacular" features the sights and sounds of Christmas in big band style, with performers and a live orchestra presenting a show featuring period costumes, modern formal attire and crisp choreography.
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4. MUSICAL TO BE PERFORMED ON CAMPUS

The Magerko Musical Theater Group of Penn State Fayette will perform the musical comedy, "The Fantasticks" at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are admitted free. Penn State students with ID are admitted free. For ticket information, call (724) 430-4125.

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5. PENN STATE PROFESSOR NAMED TO COMMITTEE

Penn State Fayette campus instructor David Meredith was recently selected as one of approximately 30 professionals to attend a five-day Department of Energy conference in Lexington, K.Y. The conference, hosted by the University of Kentucky, was co-sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC). According to Meredith, the objective was to write course curricula to teach the design, construction and operation of sustainable, high performance housing in the United States.

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6. PROBING QUESTION: HOW ACCURATE ARE SNAP JUDGMENTS?

The moment people enter a new classroom, job or any unfamiliar situation, they begin to formulate opinions and unconscious perceptions of the environment and the people around them, said Reginald Adams, Penn State professor of psychology. "We're told not to judge a book by its cover, but we do this spontaneously," explained Adams. "In fact, it's quite an effort to undo the inferences that we make." Sometimes, in fact, those inferences are dead-on.
For more on this Probing Question, a Penn State Newswire feature provided by Research Penn State, go to http://live.psu.edu/story/20913 online.
For more Probing Questions and other features about research at Penn State, visit Research/Penn State magazine at http://www.rps.psu.edu online.
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