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Early Rock 'n Roll wasn't all Rebellion, Professor says in New Book

Is there room for Pat Boone in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

If rock music historians, rather than critics, picked the inductees, a case could be made for Boone, said Richard Aquila, a Penn State Behrend professor emeritus of history and American studies.

College will Lead Penn State's First Online Engineering Degree

Penn State’s first online bachelor’s degree in engineering will be taught by faculty members at Penn State Behrend. Classes will begin in August, at the start of the fall semester.

The online software engineering program is being offered through Penn State World Campus. Courses will be taught by Penn State Behrend faculty members, who will modify course material that also is offered in traditional formats on campus in Erie. The college’s software engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Circle K Members See Benefits of Community Service

Forget the Saturday nap: With a day off from classes, Nicole Overby, a senior at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, headed to the lecture hall. She’d spend the afternoon assembling coloring books, which would be given to patients at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

April 1: Spring Admissions Open House

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Lion mascotPenn State Behrend will hold its annual spring admissions open house for prospective students on Saturday, April 1.

High school students and their families can meet with faculty from the Black School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, and School of Engineering to learn more about Penn State Behrend’s 40 undergraduate degrees and 50 minors and certificates.

College to Host National Business and Engineering Conference

In 2001, after losing market share for its original product – personal computers – Apple introduced something new: a digital jukebox called iTunes. Advertisements promised “1,000 songs in your pocket.”

Apple is now the nation’s largest music retailer. It’s also an archetype for modern corporate entrepreneurship, said Paul Lynch, an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

March 24-26: NOBE National Conference

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In 2001, after losing market share for its original product – personal computers – Apple introduced something new: a digital jukebox called iTunes. Advertisements promised “1,000 songs in your pocket.”

Apple is now the nation’s largest music retailer. It’s also an archetype for modern corporate entrepreneurship, said Paul Lynch, an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Penn State Behrend United Way Campaigns Pass $1M Mark

In November, when the employee campaign ended, the giant thermometer sign that tracks campus donations from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, to United Way of Erie County was all red – a $54,000 success.

Great Lakes Trip Advances Penn State Behrend's Watershed Protection Efforts

Below deck on the R/V Lake Guardian, the largest of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s research vessels, Ann Quinn secured what she could, boxing lab samples as the ship see-sawed through rough water.

The Guardian was caught in a 300-year storm. To the south, in Wisconsin, the governor had declared a state of emergency. Two men had died as water swept over the roads, cutting all access to Ashland. A sheriff’s deputy, his car carried off by the water, had clung to a tree for two hours until rescuers could throw ropes to him.

FBI Actions During 2016 Election 'Unethical and Unprecedented,' Historian Says

It was plucky “Lucky Lindy” – Charles Lindbergh, the first person to cross the Atlantic with a solo, nonstop flight – who inspired in Douglas Charles a love of history. And no wonder: What seventh-grade boy can resist the tale of a daring pilot, showered in ticker tape, a continent away from the Chicago-to-St. Louis mail route where his story could have ended?

February 6: Discussion of FBI Abuse of Power

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FBI Director James Comey’s Oct. 28 disclosure that the bureau was reviving its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server was an “unprecedented and unethical” breach of FBI policy, says Douglas Charles, an associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny.