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Penn State Behrend Leads AMCC Standings

With the fall teams having completed their seasons, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, leads the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference standings. The college has an 89.3 percent ranking – a full 5 percent higher than Franciscan University, which is in second place.

Penn State Behrend won conference titles in men’s golf, soccer and cross country, and in women’s soccer. Thirty-six student-athletes earned All-Conference honors.

Concussion Testing? There's an App for That

Rachael Razzano, a sophomore on the women's basketball team, is one of the athletes who has taken the C3 Logix test.Jeff Webster has served as the head athletic trainer at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for nearly 20 years. Plenty has changed over that span, yet his biggest challenge remains the same.

“Concussions are the single-most frustrating thing we deal with,” Webster says. “We can monitor them, but there’s only so much we can do.”

Google Glass a Good Fit for Black School of Business Class

No doubt you're familiar with Google Glass. People have been talking about wearable technology for years, but there is still no product available for the mass market. Odd?

Not in today's world, where innovation starts with designing a product minimally and tossing it out into the market to see what customers have to say. Smart companies then modify the original idea until the product suits the customers' needs.

November 6-8, 13-15: "A View from the Bridge" at Studio Theatre

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities
Rub Desk
News & Events

Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” pivots on a New York longshoreman’s decision to betray his immigrant relatives. Miller finished the play in 1956, the same year he was called before Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee.

The choice he faced, both on and off the page, showed a darker side of the American Dream: At what point will a man striving for a better life turn his back to those who are most like him?

Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend Now Open

The Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, a 55-seat astronomy theater, opens Thursday, Nov. 6, after more than a year of renovations and improvements. The facility, housed in the School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, expands the original mission of the planetarium, a fixture in Erie since 1959.

The Erie County Historical Society closed the planetarium in 2013 to focus on other holdings. Penn State Behrend took ownership of the equipment, which complements the college’s outreach programs, including the popular Open House Nights in Astronomy.

November 13: Black School of Business Finance Speaker Series

Behrend Section: 
School of Business
News & Events

The top portfolio managers for Erie Insurance Group will discuss their strategy for managing the company’s $15 billion in assets when the Black School of Business Finance Speaker Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, resumes Nov. 13.

'For the Future' Campaign Raises $49 Million for Penn State Behrend

Penn State Behrend was founded on philanthropy: Mary Behrend donated her summer home and farm property so that Erie students could be part of a public, coeducational university.

Warren County Students Ace Jellybean Taste Test

Remember when Billy Jenkins laughed during dinner and the milk bubbled out of his nose? Gross, right?                                                   

Black School of Business Ranked Among Nation's Best for 7th Consecutive Year

The Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is featured in “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition,” published this month by Princeton Review Books.

The school’s MBA program “provides the best value for a working student in the local area,” according to the Princeton Review, which ranks schools based on academics, job-placement rates and admissions selectivity.

January 15: Negotiate Effectively Workshop

Behrend Section: 
School of Business
News & Events
Research and Outreach
Outreach Initiatives

Negotiate Effectively, a non-credit, professional development offering, will be held Nov. 13 at Penn State Behrend.Negotiation is constant in the workplace: employers, co-workers, customers and competitors are always bargaining to resolve disputes.