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Jefferson Lecture Series Features Chancellor Ralph Ford

If you own a smartphone, you’ve likely contributed to what business experts call an “innovation ecosystem,” a network of companies that work together – and, at times, with competitors – to develop new products, markets and technologies.

It’s called the app store.

College Adds NCAA Wrestling and Women's Bowling Teams

Increased enrollment at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will soon bring two new additions to the college’s athletics offerings: a wrestling team and a women’s bowling team.

Student Work Shaped AMIC Art Installation

Penn State Behrend’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center features custom artwork that reflects the collaborative intent of the building. The process that put that art in place was likewise an intentional collaboration.

Cuba Trip Gives Students Firsthand Look at Life Under an Embargo

In Cuba, with the sanctions lifting and the border opening and big business rushing in – Hello, Netflix! – a trip to the beach can be socioeconomic reconnaissance.

“We knew it would be different," said Mariah Knott, one of eight Penn State Behrend students who traveled to Havana this year. “They have free housing, free health care and free education, but they often don’t have access to the most basic things, including transportation. I had no idea that people lived like that.”

Alumna Wins Gold Medal at Paralympic Games in Rio

Penn State Behrend graduate Shawn Morelli, a soccer player who turned to cycling after being injured by a bomb blast in Afghanistan, won the first U.S. gold medal at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 8. She finished first in the 3,000-meter C4 individual pursuit, a track race.

Morelli, 40, finished in 3:59.407, more than four seconds ahead of her closest competitor.

$50,000 Gift will Expand Annual Student Art Show

A $50,000 gift from Patricia S. Yahn and her son, Greg Yahn, will improve and expand the annual student art show at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The gift will provide new incentives to artists and additional opportunities for students who want to work behind the scenes.

Nursing Students Learn Basics of Evidence Collection

Criminal investigations often begin away from the crime scene, in a curtained hospital room, where nurses treat and counsel the victims of violent crime or abuse.

“When victims need medical attention, they are brought to nurses first,” said Amy LeSuer, a lecturer in nursing at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. “We help them before law enforcement officials can.”

March 30: Adult Learner Open House

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
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Center for Adult Students
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Penn State Behrend  invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Thursday, March 30.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in the college’s Science Complex. Seminars on adult learner services, admissions and financial aid will follow.

Representatives from student support offices, including Admissions, the Academic and Career Planning Center and Veterans Affairs, will be available to meet with prospective students.

Pokemon Go Challenge!

Pokemon Go Art

Visiting Penn State Behrend? Taking a campus tour?

Be sure to participate in our campus tour/Pokémon GO Challenge!

To take part in the challenge:

Ireland Visit Could Lead to New Student Opportunities

A six-day faculty visit to the University of Limerick, an 11,000-student campus in Ireland, could lead to collaborative research and international study opportunities with Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business.