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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.

March 26: Third Coast Percussion to Perform in Logan Series

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Third Coast Percussion will perform March 26 at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.Third Coast Percussion, an ensemble that melds the energy of rock music with the style of classical chamber works, will perform Wednesday, March 26, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Football Coach James Franklin to Visit Penn State Behrend May 22

Penn State football coach James Franklin will visit Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on the final stop of a 17-event Coaches Caravan this spring. He will meet with alumni and fans during an evening reception on Thursday, May 22.

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.