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Larson Texts Creates $500K Scholarship Fund for Penn State Behrend Students

Erie-based Larson Texts, one of the country’s top publishers of math textbooks, will provide $500,000 in scholarship funding to support students at Penn State Behrend beginning in 2017. Once fully funded, the scholarships – the first at the college designed primarily for math students – will award $5,000 to at least four students every year.

October 2: Alumni and Family Fall Day at Port Farms

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Port FarmsJoin the Penn State family at Port Farms on Sunday, Oct. 2, for a day of autumn fun. If you like hay rides, corn mazes, trampolines (socks required), slides, farm animals and more, this family-friendly event is for you. Penn State alumni, family, friends, students, employees and retirees are all welcome to enjoy the farm with us.

Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center Now Open

The open stairway in the atrium of Penn State Behrend’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center could have been designed to offer a sweeping view of Lake Erie. Instead, the stairs echo the intent of the $16.5 million, 60,000-square-foot building, which advances the college’s “open lab” model of learning: They are positioned to encourage daily interactions between students and faculty experts in the School of Engineering and business and industry partners who want to collaborate on research and manufacturing projects.

Campus Pokemon Go Players Try to 'Catch 'em All'

Look! A Golbat! A purple-winged Pokemon with poison in its fangs!

It’s flying near Senat Hall, a 149-bed residence hall at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Owen Knox can see it on his iPad.

“I’ve been hunting for that one,” he says. “It keeps moving on me.”

Political Scientists Suggest Ways to Make Elections Better

“I had hoped that this would be a campaign only about ideas … but unfortunately, this has been a very different election year.” – Marco Rubio, February 28, 2016


May Chemistry Grad Receives Prestigious Research Award

Ian Campbell, a May Chemistry graduate, has been awarded the Ernest B. Yeager Award for research in spectroscopy. The award is given annually to one undergraduate in the northeast Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania region by the Cleveland section of the American Chemical Society. Campbell will receive $400 in cash and a one-year membership to the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Supermileage Team Exceeds 2,500 MPG

While building a vehicle for this year’s Society of Automotive Engineers’ International Supermileage Challenge, Penn State Behrend senior Tyler Dorsch came to a startling realization.

“Every year that I’ve been in the (Society of Automotive Engineers) club, we’ve done worse than the year before,” said Dorsch, a Harmony native and president of Penn State Behrend’s SAE Club.

College to Celebrate Life of Late Benefactor Kay Logan

The mural on the wall of Kay Hardesty Logan’s summer home is a tribute to the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, which launched Mrs. Logan’s career in music. The woman at its center is playing a flute solo.

Ruth Pflueger Wins Kopp International Award

For Penn State students who choose to study abroad, Ruth Pflueger is an invaluable resource for making the process go smoothly.