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Friday, February 6, 2009
By Matthew Schwabenbauer
Complaints of a fire and large
noise brought state and campus
police to University Gate Apart
ments on Sunday, after the Pitts
burgh Steelers won their
record-breaking sixth Super
Chief Jim Amann of Penn
State Behrend police said that
campus authorities were re
quested shortly after the game
"We were merely acting as
hack up.' he said. "State police
received a call about people
being loud and lighting card
board on fire. They were expect
ing a large crowd so they asked
that we go with them...
Witnesses claim that large
groups of people were gathered
on the sidewalks and in the park
ing lots of the complex.
"Right after the game. a bunch
of people were outside running
around and yelling." said
Amanda Woiner, a sophomore
See U-GATES on page 6
By Neil J. Peters
assistant arts edit°,
Dim lights cast a golden glow
across the slightly raised stage.
I sweep the tables surrounding
me, a few skeptical diners stare
at the stage as I had. More
weary students slide into the
seats in back, the tide of people
creeping up around me. At 8:55
a moderate amount have gath
ered, skeptic and hopeful that
the awaiting entertainment will
be satisfactory. The mysterious
comedian we'd heard about
through word of mouth would
be taking the stage soon.
On Friday, Jan 30, Bruno's was
graced with the presence of the
great Josh Sneed. At 9 p.m. in
the evening, he took to the stage
with only a moderate crowd in
the café. However ; the end of
See JOSH SNEED on page 8
Our offices are located downstairs
in the Reed Union Building.
Reed, Dobbins renovations detailed
DANIEL SMITH/The Behrend Beacon
The Reed Union Building's• bookstore will be undergoing a complete renovation which should be completed in the fall.
By Matthew Schwabenbauer
Major renovation programs
will soon be underway at Penn
State Behrend, including a com
plete redesign of Dobbins Hall
and the Bookstore in the Reed
The first renovation that will be
completed is the new bookstore,
which should be ready for the Fall
2009 semester. According to Dr.
Kenneth Miller, Director of Stu
dent Affairs at Behrend, the proj
ect will begin sometime next
First half rally gives Lions the win over Hilbert
By Matthew Schwabenbauer
miss3B7(a psu .edu
The Penn State Behrend men's
basketball team overcame an early
lead by the Hilbert Hawks to win
their tenth AMCC match-up 81-
Due to some spot-on shooting
from the Hawks in the first half,
Behrend (14-6 overall, 10-3
AMCC) saw themselves losing
21-15 early in the game. The
Lions quickly rallied behind long
range shooting when a 17-2 run
put them in the lead.
Behrend went on to sink 10 of
their 18 three-pointers in the re
maining minutes of the first half
Lady Lions embarass Hilbert Hawks 88-16
RITA WERYHA / CONTRIBUTED PHOTO to the visiting Hi
The Lady Lions dominated the score for the majority of the match, ending the game 88-16. were able to sna
Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 30°F High: 48°F High: 40°F
Low: 21°F Low: 34°F Low: 31°F
Mostly sunny. Warmer and breezy with Chance of rain otherwise
a chance of showers. cloudy.
Forecast courtesy of student meteorologist Matt Alto Forecast continued on page 2.
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week when the bookstore is going
to be moved into McGarvey
Commons. Later this month,
demolition will begin.
"The bookstore is going to re
ceive a completely new look. -
says Miller. "It will be completely
different. You won't recognize
The planned completion date
for construction of the project is
July 31. Once the construction is
finished, the University has con
tracted with Barnes and Noble to
renovate and redesign the book
to enter halftime with a 40-30
In the second half, a board by
Drew Seker would put the Lions
up by 12, but with 8:56 left,
Hilbert would lessen Behrend's
lead to nine points with a three
pointer. Behrend then ended the
match with a 20-7 run.
Three Lions finished the game
in double figures. Adam Kaiser
and Tom Newman ended with 21
buckets each, while Drew Seker
tallied 14 points for the Blue and
The Lions play again on Satur
day, Feb 7 at home against Penn
According to Miller, planning
for the new bookstore has been
going on for quite some time.
which was lengthened when it
went to bid (a process in which a
company auctions off a project).
"The project started about three
years ago." he said. "The univer
sity hired a contractor and had an
extensive bid process. The total
construction is going to cost right
under $1.5 million."
While McGarvey Commons is
occupied with the transitioning
bookstore, the events that usually
take place there are being moved
DANIEL. SMITH/The 13ehrend Beacon
Tom Newman scored 21 points during WedneAday's game against the Hilbert Honks.
to a number of different venues.
Some of the activities will he
moved to Erie Hall, others to the
Junker Center. and some ‘vil I take
place in Bruno's. During this tran
sition, the bookstore will he
closed for two days.
In addition to the new book
store, a second level is going to he
added to the facility, which will
house a number of offices for the
University. Also, displays will he
cut into the solid brick wall of the
Reed building that faces the park
ing lot, so the new facilities will
See DRAMATIC CHANGES
By Lauren Dibacco
The blue team's ~.ettiriLl
creamed," were the words that
greeted me as I entered the gym
nasium Wednesday night.
The Lady Lions (10-9, 8-5
crushed the Hilbert Hawks (0-20.
0-13) by a score of 88-16 at the
Junket . Center for their fifth con
secutive home victory.
While Jimmy Ts warmed up
the stands with some free pizza
and wings, it was the Behrend
Lions who were heating up the
court. The Lady Lions were host
bert Hawks. and
g. yet again. an-
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Local Dining 12
Vol. LIV No. XVIII
By Connor Snitch.
The lights in Bruno's dimmed.
the cro‘‘d quieted. and Ike ac
tors from Ne \\ York joined
Behrend students in the lirst cal
Marl \ celebrations of Black His
Ina show titled Loi c. Lib •
am/ Redemption. the group held
an hour-long performance to a
rapt audience in the cut on Feb.
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an elderly ()man. Carol \ n
Batters. \\ Ito \‘ as heing pre
sented \\ ith a lifetime adlie\ e-
meat a \kard in the art.
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though. made the unique
Throuilh a .eries of .hort storie.
scenes. .triLl poems. the actors
told the stor\ Of the woman.
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ing to hie: others invol ed sto
ries heine acted out h\ se\ oral
One short apt, in vv Bich
is forced into a life she didn't
\\ ant. follo\\ s the \ oumi.
other triumphant ictor\ .
Coaches. pla\,ers, and fans alike
\‘ere all in I n ch spirits w. ith the
Behrend Lion, latest match-up
due to winning h) 72 poinN
With only minutes into the
game. the Lions already had a 5-0
..orc.m_2. their opponent, to
take a timeout
Ho \\ ever, not e\ en a stratep
session could sa \ e the Ha \\ ks
from the dominating force that is
By the time the hutier \\ ent oft . .
announcing the end of the first
hair. the Lady Lions \\ere already
holding a significant lead mei . the
Hawks. The Behrend players \\ ere
See LADY I.IOAS on page 11
See PLAY ( . )11 page 4