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September 30: MBA in Pittsburgh Information Session

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Penn State’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host three fall events for prospective students.Ed Auslander '91 M.B.A.

Penn State Behrend Funds More than $53K in Fall Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $53,000 in undergraduate research this fall. Students from more than 30 majors are participating in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Biology students will begin a four-year effort to catalog insect species collected on the 854-acre Penn State Behrend campus. DNA samples will be extracted from each insect and shared with the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, where DNA barcodes are used to improve species discovery and identification.

Arboretum at Penn State Behrend celebrates 10 years

Zachary Irwin was one of the speakers at the Tenth Anniversary Arboretum Celebration.Ten years ago, the Arboretum at Penn State Behrend gained its formal status as an arboretum from the American Public Gardens Association. But faculty members, staff members, and friends of the college in attendance at the Aug. 8 Tenth Anniversary Arboretum Celebration know that 10 years was merely a formality.

Penn State Behrend, UECDC Partner to Educate Students About Rain Gardens

Niyokindi Thiery was one of eleven students who is taking a class to learn about rain gardens at Penn State Behrend.It often takes years for people to figure out what to do for a living.

Niyokindi Thiery is off to a nice start.

“I want to be a scientist,” the 11-year-old Diehl Elementary School student said while closely observing a rain garden on the campus of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

PBS Series Features Work of Penn State Behrend Anthropologist

A new PBS series about a research team that uses laser technology to examine key archeological sites, including the Egyptian pyramids, features the work of Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Bedal appears in the final episode of “Time Scanners,” a three-part series that originally aired on the National Geographic channel. She discusses her work at a unique garden and pool complex in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra, which once was part of the Nabataean kingdom.

YPC Erie to Hold Summer Choir Camp

The Young People’s Chorus of Erie will hold its annual Summer Choir Camp on Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8.

The camp, which will be held at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 West Seventh Street, focuses on developing singers’ voices through interactive workshops and expert instruction. The day camp is open to all children, ages 7 to 13, and it meets from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with morning drop-off at 8:30 a.m.

Young People’s Chorus of Erie Performs for Senator Pat Toomey During Summer Tour

YPC Erie performed an impromptu concert for Senator Pat Toomey as part of its summer tour.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, a youth outreach program of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, performed an impromptu concert for Senator Pat Toomey at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. as part of its annual summer tour last week.

2014 Penn State Behrend - Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference


The twenty-third annual conference, held on April 12, 2014, included 164 presentations, 248 students, and 136 faculty members.


Students either presented their research and creative accomplishments in the form of oral presentations or as poster displays. The quality and sophistication of the student work increases every year. Unless noted, students are from Penn State Behrend.


Awards were given to the following students:



Young People's Chorus of Erie Begins Summer Tour Monday, June 16

YPC Erie begins its summer tour Monday, June 16.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, a youth outreach program of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will embark on a summer tour beginning Monday, June 16.

1999-2000 Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grants


Each grant lists individual student researcher(s) with respective cooperating faculty member(s) in parenthesis.



School of Business

Candace Klein (Diane Parente and Michael Ishman) - $760
“Electronic Supply Chain Management Research: 1989-1998”


School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Anne Rajotte (Gregory Morris) - $500
“Allen Ginsberg’s America: Naomi Ginsberg’s Influence on Identity”