News & Events

Black School of Business Team Competes in CFA Research Challenge

A student investment team from Penn State Behrend offered a “buy” recommendation for Black Box Networking Services, a top provider of voice and data networks, at the 2015 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge in Pittsburgh.

Penn State Behrend Students Raised $46K for THON

Penn State Behrend students raised more than $46,000 for the 2015 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which ended Feb. 22. Two students – Alexandra Laffey, a sophomore from Sewickley, and Mackenzie Yoho, a sophomore from Ellwood City – danced in the two-day event, which raised more than $13 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

PBS Program Features Penn State Behrend Faculty Member

The excavation of an ancient desert garden and pool complex – an archeological project directed by Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Behrend – was detailed in a documentary feature that appeared this month on PBS, including WQLN-TV in Erie. The full episode can be streamed here.

Black School of Business Provides Data, Analysis to Erie Vital Signs Project

The Economic Research Institute of Erie, a research center of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend, has partnered with the Erie Community Foundation to provide data and analysis for Erie Vital Signs, a benchmarking program that tracks the region’s performance in seven key areas.

The move sharpens the program’s local focus. The analysis previously had been done at the University of Pittsburgh.

'Open Lab' Brings New Partners to Knowledge Park

Sometimes 1 mile can be 1 mile too far.

It was only 1 mile that separated Cybersonics Inc. from Penn State Behrend in 2009, but according to Jeff Vaitekunas, vice president of research and development at Cybersonics, being located across the highway from the University just wasn’t cutting it.

“I looked across that street, and when I saw those buildings I knew there was a great opportunity,” he said.

March 20: Business Preview Day for Admitted Students

Behrend Section: 
School of Business
News & Events
Undergraduate Admissions


First-year and transfer students who have been admitted to Penn State Behrend and are interested in the field of business are invited to a special event on Friday, March 20.

February 21: Get Started Saturday Event for Admitted Students

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
School of Humanities
School of Engineering
School of Business
News & Events
Undergraduate Admissions

GSS mailer coverWe can’t wait until August to meet our newest students!

First-year and transfer students who have been admitted to Penn State Behrend are invited to a special admissions event on Saturday, February 21.

Alumnus Drums for Seahawks at Super Bowl XLIX

It starts in the tunnel, at the northeast corner of Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, when they first touch the turf. It’s soft, after all those hours in the lots, walking Pioneer Square, drumming one-two-one-two-one-two, and then marching into F.X. McRory’s, which on game days is more clown car than bar, jammed with Richard Sherman jerseys and “12th Man” tattoos. Once they’re all in, they whack those drums until their ears go numb.

Wearable Computers no Longer just for Jetsons

Google Glass had nothing on the VuMan 3, a portable computer worn by Marines at Camp Pendleton in 1993. The system – a processor worn on a belt and wired to a headband display – led mechanics through a 50-page inspection checklist for amphibious tractors.

The checklist had 600 data points, which took six hours to complete. A second Marine then had to transcribe the notes.