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April 8: Former Players Discuss Negro Leagues Baseball

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Educational Equity & Diversity
Student Activities
News & Events

The great-grandson of Baseball Hall of Famer Josh Gibson will lead a discussion with former Negro Leagues players during a free program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Wednesday, April 8. The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building, is open to the public.

Sean L. Gibson, executive director of the Josh Gibson Foundation, will lead the program, which will include former players Ted Toles Jr., of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, Newark Eagles and Cleveland Buckeyes; and Pedro Sierra, of the Indianapolis Clowns.

April 16: 'Extreme Engineering' with Science Channel's Danny Forster

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School of Engineering
Student Activities
News & Events

Danny Forster has a passion for architecture. He displays it weekly as host and producer of the Science Channel’s award-winning series “Build It Bigger.”

On Thursday, April 16, he’s bringing that passion to Erie.

April 7: Keystone Energy Forum on Economics of Shale Gas

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News & Events
Research and Outreach

Members of the Keystone Energy Forum, an outreach group that promotes shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania, view the Marcellus Shale formation as a sort of buried treasure – the largest natural gas field outside Qatar or Iran.

Collecting that gas is not an easy process. The economic payoff could be immense, however: Full access to the formation could create 200,000 new jobs in Pennsylvania, according to the forum.

May 20: "Meeting Today's PR Challenges" Course

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News & Events

"Meeting Today's PR Challenges" will be held Wednesday, May 20, at Penn State Behrend.

How would you like to be connected to the best public relations and communications minds around and earn continuing education units (CEUs)? Thanks to the public relations course titled “Meeting Today’s PR Challenges,” you can.

Internships Rule the Day at Spring 2015 Career and Internship Fair

Bill Staniszewski had the right idea Thursday when he entered the spring Career and Internship Fair at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

The junior mechanical engineering major was ineligible to apply for a full-time position. But he hoped to land an internship, which, in the best-case scenario, could lead to something more.

Penn State Behrend Named Best Value in Northwest Pennsylvania

An aerial view of Penn State BehrendPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, offers the best value of any college or university in northwestern Pennsylvania, according to new rankings by PayScale Inc., a data company that tracks employee salaries. In the western 33 counties of Pennsylvania, only Carnegie Mellon University does better.

Erie Engineering Firm to Expand After Move to Knowledge Park

Process and Data Automation, an Erie-based engineering and data-services firm, will relocate to Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park this spring. The company, which provides full-service industrial control systems for the food and beverage, metals, pet food and wastewater industries, withdrew a bid to purchase the vacant Ridgefield Elementary School in November.

Fast Company: AMIC Project a Good Example of Campus Innovation

Fast Company, a magazine that showcases business, technology and design, includes the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center project at Penn State Behrend in a new story about campus innovation.

Black School of Business Team Competes in CFA Research Challenge

A student investment team from Penn State Behrend offered a “buy” recommendation for Black Box Networking Services, a top provider of voice and data networks, at the 2015 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge in Pittsburgh.

Penn State Behrend Students Raised $46K for THON

Penn State Behrend students raised more than $46,000 for the 2015 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which ended Feb. 22. Two students – Alexandra Laffey, a sophomore from Sewickley, and Mackenzie Yoho, a sophomore from Ellwood City – danced in the two-day event, which raised more than $13 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.