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July 24: Spend a Summer Day Admissions Event

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Students in front of Glenhill FarmhouseHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

July 23: Spend A Summer Evening Admissions Event

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Students outside Glenhill FarmhouseHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

July 10: Spend a Summer Day Admissions Event

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Students outside Glenhill FarmhouseHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Young People's Chorus of Erie to Hold Annual Summer Choir Camp

YPC Erie will hold its annual Choir Camp beginning Monday, Aug. 3.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie will hold its annual Summer Choir Camp on Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7.

Music at Noon: The Logan Series Completes 25th Anniversary Season

Kay Logan (pictured) founded Music at Noon: The Logan Series in 1989.When musicians sign on to play in Music at Noon: The Logan Series, they commit to more than a concert.

Like Your Desk Chair? Thank A Human-Factors Psychologist

The human factors area of psychology developed at 30,000 feet: World War II pilots, under stress, too often pressed the wrong button, ejecting before they meant to.

Military scientists reconfigured the cockpits, placing related controls in clusters and shape-coding others. By adding circular or triangle-shaped knobs to control toggles, they helped pilots identify the controls by touch. That led to fewer mistakes, which meant fewer pilots dangling from parachutes.

College Begins Construction of 'Innovation Commons'

Penn State Behrend has begun construction of a $112,000 “Innovation Commons,” a collaborative lab where students, faculty members and industry partners can develop product ideas, create prototypes and consult with lawyers, bankers, marketing experts and others who can support entrepreneurial projects.

Penn State Behrend Funds $58K in Summer Research

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is funding nearly $58,000 in undergraduate research this summer. Forty-nine students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Psychology students will continue a pilot program with the Cleveland Clinic, working with college athletes and a Wii gaming console to measure the long-term effects on memory and balance as athletes recover from concussions.

Ralph Ford Named Interim Chancellor

Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering and associate dean for industry and external relations at Penn State Behrend, has been appointed interim chancellor of the college, effective July 1.

Ford will be the college’s chief academic and administrative officer. He assumes the top leadership post left open by the departure of Chancellor Don Birx, who in May was named president of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

More than 1,700 Fifth Graders Attend 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival

John Quigley, the acting secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, was one of the attendees at the Great Lakes Children's Water Festival.The layers of chopped ice, sprinkles, ice cream and Sierra Mist might have been a stretch as replacements for  porous rock, sand, gravel and groundwater, but they sure tasted good.