News & Events

Tickets Now Available for May 22 Event with Football Coach James Franklin

Tickets are now available for Penn State football coach James Franklin’s May 22 program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The 6 p.m. reception will be the final stop in a 17-event Coaches Caravan sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club.

Student Video Game Drawing Good Reviews from Online Community

A video game created by students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is generating interest on Steam Greenlight, a PC-gaming website with more than 40 million users. The site allows game developers to seek feedback and build an audience for games that are still in development.

Behrend Magazine

Penn State Behrend Magazine is published twice a year and provided free to alumni and friends of Penn State Behrend by the Office of Marketing Communication. 

Erie Job Growth Outpaces National Rate, According to Erie Leading Index

Erie-region employers have added 2,800 jobs since December 2012, pushing total employment in the county up 2.2 percent. That’s better than the national growth rate, which was 1.7 percent over the same period.

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.

Behrend Head Coach Roz Fornari Announces Retirement

Roz Fornari retired Friday as the winningest women's basketball coach in the history of Penn State Behrend.Roz Fornari, the head women's basketball coach at Penn State Behrend for the last 21 years and winningest coach in program history with more than 300 career wins, has announced her retirement.

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.