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April 9: Spring Undergraduate Admissions Open House

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Students in front of Glenhill FarmhousePenn State Behrend will host its spring Admissions Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 9.

March 15: Adult Learner Admissions Open House

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Adult learner with familyPenn State Behrend  invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Tuesday, March 15.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in Roche Hall, located in the college’s School of Science complex. Seminars on adult learner services, admissions and financial aid will follow.

October 28: WQLN Collegiate Challenge

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WQLN 2015 posterHelp Behrend keep the WQLN Collegiate Challenge trophy!

Penn State Behrend’s employees, alumni, and friends led the college to the title of Most Improved in last year’s WQLN Collegiate Challenge fundraiser for Erie’s public radio station. Let’s keep the trophy in the Memorial Room for another year!

More than 130 Girls Attend Eleventh Annual Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day was Friday, November 4, at Penn State Behrend.Mia Chis surveyed the room and smiled.

She watched as high school students busily constructed model boats, with each vessel designed to hold the largest amount of pennies possible. The activity, titled “Whatever Floats Your Boat,” was part of Women in Engineering Day, held Friday, Nov. 4, at Penn State Behrend.

Do Left-Handed Pitchers Really have an Advantage?

For a moment, with the bases loaded and a 3-2 count on the batter, fans of the Cleveland Indians, up three runs in Game 1 of the World Series, held a collective breath.

They knew what was coming. So did the batter, David Ross. He’d caught for Andrew Miller in a previous World Series, when both were in Boston.

November 2: Bystander Intervention Training Hosted by CORE

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Melanie Hetzel-Riggin pictured.The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Penn State Behrend will host a free bystander intervention training session at the college on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Alumnus Picked for MIT Top Innovators List

The 43 muscles in your face can form 10,000 unique expressions. Ehsan Hoque, a 2004 graduate of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, programmed a computer to interpret all of them – and then teach you to do better.

New WQLN Series Highlights Knowledge Park Partnerships

When WQLN Public Media developed a new television series highlighting innovators, entrepreneurs and high-tech collaborations in Erie County, producers knew where to look first: The series, “Reach Innovation,” launched with a 30-minute program that focuses on Knowledge Park, a 125-acre technology complex operated by Penn State Behrend.

Jefferson Lecture Series Features Chancellor Ralph Ford

If you own a smartphone, you’ve likely contributed to what business experts call an “innovation ecosystem,” a network of companies that work together – and, at times, with competitors – to develop new products, markets and technologies.

It’s called the app store.