A Penn State outreach program that has reduced truancy, teen pregnancy and dropout rates in Union City schools has expanded to Erie’s Strong Vincent High School, thanks to a 3-year, $150,000 commitment from United Way of Erie County.
As is tradition at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, the address at the fall 2012 commencement ceremony was given by a Penn State Behrend faculty member. Dr. Victoria Kazmerski, associate professor of psychology, shared the remarks below, titled “Weaving a Network of Success” with the candidates and their guests. The college awarded 247 undergraduate and 33 graduate degrees at the Junker Center ceremony.
The Young People’s Chorus of Erie has won a $10,000 grant from the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority. The money will allow the chorus, which is part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend, to continue its youth-outreach efforts in the Erie community.
The Erie-region economy has continued to expand, even as employers cut jobs in August, September and October, according to the latest Erie Leading Index, which was released today. The local data shows no evidence of another recession in the months ahead.
Dr. Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, was elected 2013 Vice President of Member and Geographic Activities of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). The IEEE Assembly annually elects five corporate officers to serve on its Board of Directors.
Dr. Edwin Masteller, Penn State Behrend professor of biology emeritus and volunteer curator of the Natural History Museum at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, was a recipient of the 2012 John C. Oliver Environmental Leadership Award.
Students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will have unprecedented access to world-class animation and modeling software thanks to a gift, valued at $21.7 million, from Autodesk, a leading global developer of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is included on a new list honoring the colleges, universities and trade schools that provide the most supportive academic environment for America’s service members, veterans and military spouses.
More than 140 companies will attend the fall career fair at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Wednesday. Thirty have set aside time afterward and on Thursday to interview students for full-time, part-time and co-op positions.
Time Warner Cable has donated $2,000 to support the Engineering K-12 Outreach Center and the FIRST LEGO League, an annual youth robotics program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The company announced the gift on Friday, Sept. 7.
Too tired to hike up the Jordan Road hill? Take the bus. The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority has added a new bus route with six stops on the Penn State Behrend campus. Rides are free for anyone with a Penn State ID.
Former U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper will teach a public policy class at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, this fall. She will partner with the Rev. Charles Brock, senior research associate in religious studies, to present the course, which will explore many of the issues being debated in the presidential campaign.
Every morning at 6 a.m. a computer at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center checks the weather and other environmental conditions, including stream flow, wave height and water temperature for five areas of Presque Isle State Park.
With her bed made, her closet full and some water bottles in the half fridge, which she’ll share with a roommate she has not yet met, Maggie Weaver turned her attention to a blank wall in her Lawrence Hall room.
The Early Learning Center at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has retained its accreditation as a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Academy for Early Childhood Program—a voluntary standard the center has maintained since its initial accreditation in 2005.
Preseason voting by the coaches in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference put the women’s soccer team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, at the top of the conference. The team shares the first-place ranking with Penn State Altoona.
A $500,000 expansion at FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, an Erie-based manufacturer of precision metering products for the oil and gas industry, will provide hands-on job training – and job offers – to engineering students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
The college’s first “Trash to Treasure” event raised more than $900 for the United Way of Erie County. The May 26 sale, which was held in Erie Hall, made good use of the shoes, suitcases, coats and bicycles that students left behind when the semester ended.
Writers, naturalists, birders, journal keepers, teachers and students are invited to learn how to turn observation into word at “Earth’s Eye: A Festival of Writing in and on the Natural World,” a day-long event to be held at Presque Isle State Park and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Randee Osborne’s “Mona Lisa” is a sheet cake, a slab of chocolate topped on one end with a block of taller cake. With some blue icing, it becomes a waterfall, which drops into a pond stocked with Swedish fish. A beaver sits on top.
Statement from University leadership and the Board of Trustees: Today with the report released by Judge Louis Freeh, the Penn State Board of Trustees delivered on the commitment we made last November when we engaged Judge Freeh to conduct an independent investigation into the University’s actions regarding former Penn State employee, Jerry Sandusky, and the handling of allegations of the child abuse crimes of which he has since been found guilty.
Warren philanthropist and businessman Robert D. Metzgar was one of seven Penn State alumni to be honored this year by the Penn State Board of Trustees with the Distinguished Alumni Award. This is the University’s highest award to an individual.
Blood spatter is generally a bad thing at summer camp. (See: Voorhees, Jason.) But the students in Gina Narducci’s new “CSI: Forensics” course didn’t run from it: They flung it, dripped it, drizzled it and pressed their fingers in it, leaving prints, which Alex Cipolla, 10, checked with a special fluorescent light.
Two players from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, have been named to the 2012 All-American water polo team. Both earned honorable-mention status from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
Erie Water Works has asked all customers, including Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, to reduce their water usage by 25 percent until further notice. Dry weather and construction delays at the utility’s primary water treatment plant have left water levels well below normal, officials said.
Chemistry Day at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, means lab work: beakers, flasks and plotted data graphs. Then the kickball shatters, the Pringles tube launches like a rocket and the pickle makes the light bulb glow white.
It is a Penn State Behrend tradition to have a faculty member give the commencement address; Dr. Christopher Coulston, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and chair of the computer science and software engineering degree programs, spoke to the spring 2012 graduates at the May 4 ceremony held in downtown Erie’s Louis J. Tullio Arena.
Can a Popsicle-stick bridge help a middle-school girl cross the engineering and mathematics gender gap? Organizers of the Math Options Career Day at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, believe it can.
Dr. Thomas Noyes, an associate professor of creative writing at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, was one of five artists honored with a $6,000 grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that offers financial support to writers and visual artists who also are parents.
A Penn State MBA soon will be available to busy Pittsburgh-area professionals: The Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will offer courses for its master’s degree in business administration beginning this fall at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry.
It took just 59.08 seconds for Team Behrend to have an impact on the 2012 Highmark Quad games, which started with a 100-yard swim Sunday. Jen Wallace, the Penn State Behrend swim coach, finished with that time – the third-fastest of any woman in the water.
A sensor that will be launched on a NASA rocket and a GPS collar that will correct a wandering dog are among the senior design projects that students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will present Saturday at the Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference.
Matthew T. Bresee ’00, president of the Erie BayHawks, the NBA Development League team affiliated with the New York Knicks, was one of eleven young alumni honored for outstanding professional accomplishment at the Penn State Alumni Association’s recent Alumni Achievement Award ceremony.
“Who said economics is boring?” Dr. James Kurre, associate professor of economics at Penn State Behrend, yells from the front car of the Ravine Flyer II roller coaster at Erie’s Waldameer Park, the perfect photo-op for illustrating an economy's characteristic uncertainties.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an adult student undergraduate admissions open house on Wednesday, April 11.
Engineers don’t normally find themselves being drooled on at work, but it comes with the territory when your “client” is a 1,900-pound draft horse with a sweet tooth. The horse, Fargo, thought Joseph Hirn, the software engineering student standing next to him, might have a peppermint in his hand; Fargo reached down to find out.
Twenty-three Penn State Behrend students are spending their spring break in Mission, Texas, helping to rebuild hurricane-damaged homes and tutor school children. Follow their adventures on the blog "Penn State Behrend Gives Back."
The Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach, a program of the Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has partnered with the California-based National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) to promote financial literacy through the distribution of free personal-finance resources to schools and nonprofit organizations.
Choosing a college is kind of like buying a new car. You look for one that fits your needs and personality, whether you’re looking for comfort and practicality, or want something exciting and flashy. Either way, the most important part is that it gets you where you want to go and that and you enjoy the ride.
In 1983, a small group of high school teachers in Michigan adopted the ethos of varsity athletics–challenge, competition, teamwork, and reward—to encourage and inspire standards-based science education. From a grassroots movement to a national presence with 6,200 teams in 50 states, Science Olympiad has since grown into the premiere science competition in the nation.
Penn State Behrend communication students and BVZ sports radio hosts Spencer Pascuzzi and Cody Bupp secured media passes to this weekend's NFL Combine. Follow their Indianapolis adventures at behrendbvz.org.
The Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host three spring information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s master’s in business administration degree program.
BEG4Music, a new effort by Penn State Behrend, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Gannon University that combines each institution's concert-production resources to create one blow-out night of music, brings The Fray, Andy Grammer and Jack's Mannequin to Erie on Sunday, April 15. For ticket information, click on the BEG4Music link below.
November 28, 2011 - Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has awarded sixty-seven undergraduate research grants totaling $64,928 for the spring 2012 semester. The grants will support the research of 103 students who are overseen by forty-six faculty members. The spring award list is:
December 20, 2011—As is tradition at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, the address at the fall commencement ceremony held on Friday, Dec. 16, was given by a Penn State Behrend faculty member. Dr. Greg Filbeck, professor of finance and the Samuel Patton Black Chair in Insurance and Risk Management, shared the remarks below, titled "Strategic Vision: Your Personal Policy Statement," with the college's 309 graduates and their guests.
October 19, 2011 – With a growth rate of nearly 10 percent annually, sales projected to reach $6.55 billion in 2012, and an estimated 100,000 related jobs, the medical plastics sector in the United States has a critical role in the growing health care industry.
October 17, 2011 – From increased enrollments in STEM fields of study to high student retention rates and a successful mentoring program, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is doing its part to increase the STEM workforce—thanks to nearly $1.1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).