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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.

U.S. News Ranks Engineering Program at Penn State Behrend among Nation's Best

New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the nation. The college appears at No. 47 on the list, which was released today.

Other Penn State Behrend programs were not eligible to appear in the rankings. U.S. News evaluates colleges and universities based in part on their academic accreditations; within the Penn State system, most programs are accredited university-wide, with no distinction among campuses.

October 3-5: Parents and Families Weekend 2014

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Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Penn State Behrend celebration for students, parents and families.

LORD Corporation CEO Ed Auslander '91 M.B.A. Named 2014 Alumni Fellow

Penn State Behrend MBA alumnus Edward L. Auslander, the president and CEO of LORD Corp., has been named the college’s 2014 Alumni Fellow.

Alumni Fellow is a permanent and lifelong designation awarded by the Penn State Alumni Association to recognize Penn State graduates who are leaders in their professions. Auslander met with students in Behrend’s School of Engineering and Sam and Irene School of Business on Sept. 8 and will be honored by the University at a dinner gala in October.

September 30: Adult Learner Admissions Open House

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Adult student in Clark CafePenn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in Roche Hall, located in the college’s School of Science complex. Seminars on admissions and financial aid will follow.

Penn State Behrend Alumnus Tom Lawless Named Manager of Houston Astros

Tom Lawless was named the 21st manager of the Houston Astros on Monday.Tom Lawless owns the distinction of being the only player ever traded for the legendary Pete Rose. He is also remembered for a game-winning home run in Game 4 of the 1987 World Series, capped off with an impeccable bat-flip.

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.

Penn State Behrend Welcomes Largest Freshman Class Ever on Move-in Day

Anthony Faulk, a Blairsville native, is one 1,282 new first-year students at Penn State Behrend this fall.An assortment of New York Mets baseball caps sits on a dresser in the corner of Anthony Faulk’s dorm room.

“I couldn’t leave home without my hat collection,” said Faulk, a Blairsville native who plans to major in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Green2Go Program, a Success at Penn State Behrend, Expands to Other Campuses

A pilot program that tested reusable takeout containers at Dobbins Dining Hall and Bruno's Cafe will expand to all Penn State campuses this fall.

The Green2Go program offers washable, eco-friendly takeout containers for students who are too busy to sit for an extended lunch or dinner. The containers were first offered at Penn State Behrend and at the Pollock Dining Commons at University Park in March.

September 27: Behrend Alumni Football Tailgate

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TailgateJoin Pat Roenigk, Alan Kirk, Paul Seiferth, Margie Taylor, and Kristen Comstock as we host a tailgate for Behrend alumni at Penn State's home football game against Northwestern.

Food will be provided, please bring your own refreshments.