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Studio Theatre to Host 'Psycho Beach Party'

There’s a bit of Gidget in “Psycho Beach Party,” the beach-blanket B-movie satire at the Studio Theatre at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, beginning April 4.

Charles Busch’s cult classic is quick to kick sand on that 1950s innocence, however. His teen surfer girl, Cricket, has split personalities: Her golly-gee beach dreams are of no interest to the other voices in her head, which include a male model, a Safeway checker, an aspiring dominatrix and the accounting firm Edelman and Edelman.

New U.S. News Rankings Include Penn State Behrend MBA Program

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report list the master’s degree in business administration at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, among the nation’s top graduate programs. Penn State’s online MBA program, which is administered by Penn State Behrend through the university’s World Campus, is listed as well, ranked among the top 20 online programs.

John Gamble Receives Penn State Award for Distinguished Teaching

John Gamble Jr., distinguished professor of political science and international law, has received the 2014 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The award recognizes excellence in teaching and student support among tenured faculty who dedicate a major portion of their duties to undergraduate teaching. Milton S. Eisenhower was the brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower; he served as president of Penn State from 1950 to 1956.

Board of Trustees Approves Construction of $15.6M Advanced Manufacturing Center

The Penn State Board of Trustees has approved construction of a $15.6 million Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center in Knowledge Park. Work on the site is expected to begin in May.

The two-story building will add 60,000 square feet of space to Knowledge Park, a partnership of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and the Greater Erie Industrial Development Corp. More than 500 people already work in the park’s five buildings, which are fully occupied.

April 5: Admissions Open House

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Prospective students are invited to check out all that Penn State Behrend has to offer at an Open House on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. High school students and their families can meet with faculty from the Sam and Irene Black School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, School of Engineering and nursing program to learn more about Penn State Behrend’s 34 bachelor’s degrees, five associate degrees, and 25 certificates.

April 3: MCE/WISE Open House For High School Juniors

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WISE studentsAn informational open house for Minority College Experience (MCE) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), two summer college-prep programs hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will be held on Thursday, April 3.

High school juniors and their parents are invited to attend the information session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building.

March 26: Adult Admissions Open House

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Faith and JasonPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an adult student admissions open house on Wednesday, March 26.

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.

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