In keeping with Penn State Behrend's longstanding tradition of inviting a member of the faculty to address graduation candidates and their guests, Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, professor of accounting and management information systems, was the speaker at the Friday, May 6, commencement at Erie Insurance Arena.
Dr. Deshmukh is program chair of both Penn State Behrend's Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.Acc.) degree program and the Penn State World Campus iMBA. The M.P.Acc. presented its first candidates for graduation at the ceremony.
Help 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!
Unless he’s the doctor, there isn’t much a man can do in a birthing room. He can fetch ice chips or prop pillows behind the mother’s back. He can suggest some Lamaze breathing – Hee hee hooooo – when the contractions intensify. He can stop when she’s had enough of that.
Penn State Behrend will hold its annual spring admissions open house for prospective students on Saturday, April 1.
High school students and their families can meet with faculty from the Black School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, and School of Engineering to learn more about Penn State Behrend’s 40 undergraduate degrees and 50 minors and certificates.
In November, when the employee campaign ended, the giant thermometer sign that tracks campus donations from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, to United Way of Erie County was all red – a $54,000 success.
Below deck on the R/V Lake Guardian, the largest of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s research vessels, Ann Quinn secured what she could, boxing lab samples as the ship see-sawed through rough water.
The Guardian was caught in a 300-year storm. To the south, in Wisconsin, the governor had declared a state of emergency. Two men had died as water swept over the roads, cutting all access to Ashland. A sheriff’s deputy, his car carried off by the water, had clung to a tree for two hours until rescuers could throw ropes to him.
Penn State Behrend has reached a 10-year agreement with three local taxing bodies to provide annual payments in lieu of taxes for property in Knowledge Park, a 106-acre innovation complex owned and operated by the college.
A payment in lieu of taxes, also known as a P.I.L.O.T., allows nonprofit entities to compensate local governments for police, fire and other public services. A previous Knowledge Park P.I.L.O.T. expired at the end of 2014.