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Student-Managed Fund Posts $27K Profit in First Year

The Intrieri Family Student-Managed Fund at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, posted a $27,000 profit in its first year – a better return than the S&P 500 earned over the same period.

The fund did even better against the S&P when adjusted for risk, said Hunter Holzhauer, assistant professor of finance and a member of the fund’s advisory board. His Portfolio Management and Analysis class selects the 50 stocks that are included in the fund.

January 27: duoJalal to Perform in Logan Series

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duoJalal will perform January 27 as part of the Logan Series.duoJalal, a musical collaboration of classical viola and world percussion, will perform Monday, Jan. 27, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

The performance is part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series and takes place at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free and free reserved parking will be available in the Reed lot.

December 20: Fall Commencement

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Nearly 200 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees will be awarded at Penn State Behrend's fall commencement ceremony, which will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, in Junker Center.

Michael E. Brown, professor of management, will deliver the commencement address. Chancellor Don Birx and Council of Fellows Chairman Kurt Buseck also will offer remarks.

Finance Students Earn CFA Institute Scholarships

Eight students in the Sam and Irene Black School of Business have received funding to take the Chartered Financial Analyst exams. The exams are sponsored by the CFA Institute, which has accepted Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, into its University Recognition Program.

Five students received scholarships from the CFA Institute. Three others received awards through the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and the Black School of Business.

December 13: 'Let it Shine' with Young People's Chorus of Erie

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In the Christmas tradition, starlight is magic: It guided the wise men to Bethlehem.

“Let it Shine,” this year’s holiday concert by the Young People’s Chorus of Erie, builds on that, mixing traditional classics – “This Little Light of Mine” and “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” – with African spirituals and contemplative Gregorian chants.

December 7: TubaChristmas

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Here’s to Harvey Phillips, the patron saint of tuba players. It was his idea, in 1974, to assemble an all-tuba orchestra for a Christmas concert at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.

Phillips wanted to honor his tuba teacher, William J. Bell, who was born on Christmas in 1902. Bell had performed with John Philip Sousa and was a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra. His favorite Bach chorale, “Come, Sweet Death,” was a highlight of the ice-rink concert.

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