News & Events

Erie Leading Index Suggests Local Economy has Stalled

The Erie region’s economic recovery stalled in late 2015, and planned layoffs at GE Transportation, Lord Corp. and other major employers could make conditions even rougher, said Ken Louie, director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie and an associate professor of economics at Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business.

June 22-23: Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference

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School of Engineering
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Community & Workforce Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is again hosting this highly successful conference. Come learn from industry experts. There will be half-hour presentations in the mornings, with three concurrent sessions on injection molding technology, materials technology, and executive/management practices. The afternoons will feature a choice of three-hour tutorials, with many including a hands-on component. A networking session will be held after the tutorials on June 22.

Penn State Online Programs Earn Top Rankings

New rankings by U.S. News and World Report list Penn State’s online bachelor’s degree programs as the best in the nation.

February 21: THON Watching Party

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News & Events
Alumni

 

Join the Lake Erie Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association to watch the last three hours of Penn State’s 46-hour dance marathon.

Pa. Sea Grant Exhibit to Focus on Lake Erie Shipwrecks

Lake Erie’s richest history is 60 feet beyond our reach – in the wreckage of the Canobie, the Abyssinia, the Dean Richmond and the S.K. Martin.

January 20: Finance Speaker Series, "Investing in 2016 and Beyond"

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Student Life
Student Activities
News & Events

The Finance Speaker Series returns to Behrend on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

A panel of financial experts will discuss investment strategies in the latest presentation of the Finance Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend.                               

January 18-24: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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Student Life
Student Activities
News & Events

Penn State Behrend will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities beginning Monday, Jan. 18.

The program begins at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building with a multimedia presentation, “Sit-Ins & Standing Ups.” The presentation recaps a history of student activism during the civil rights movement and beyond. A campus family brunch will precede “Sit-Ins & Standing Ups,” beginning at 11 a.m.

Professor Continues to Uncover Mysteries of Petra

An old stack of National Geographics, with their full-color, fold-out maps, led Leigh-Ann Bedal to Petra, the ancient city buried in the Jordanian desert.

“I would study them,” says Bedal, now an associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Behrend. “I would imagine what life in those places was like.”

Penn State President Eric Barron Dedicates Innovation Commons

Penn State Behrend’s Innovation Commons – an idea laboratory, maker space, technology playground, legal office, marketing agency and entrepreneurs’ gathering spot rolled under one roof – has opened to support small businesses and start-ups.