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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.

December 5: 'Thunderbolts and Lightning' Concert by Behrend Jazz Ensemble

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The Behrend Jazz Band performs in McGarvey Commons

Brass instruments and the song writing of Freddie Mercury: Who knew the two were so compatible?

The Behrend Jazz Ensemble’s latest concert, titled “Thunderbolts and Lightning,” will be performed Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Reed Auditorium at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

October 19: Penn State Behrend to Host Open House

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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host a free Admissions Open House for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Open House begins 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, and School of Engineering to learn more about Penn State Behrend’s 36 bachelor’s degrees, four associate degrees, and 25 certificates.

Scholarship Luncheon recognizes recipients, donors

Penn State Behrend’s 13th Endowed Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 5, filled the Junker Center with students, parents, and philanthropists.

“As you look around, remember that each student here today represents a Penn State Behrend scholarship, one that was generously created by individuals or foundations who want to partner with parents to help Behrend students obtain an affordable, high-quality education,” Chancellor Don Birx told the gathering of 630 prior to announcing scholarship awards totaling $2 million.

Early Learning Center Maintains Accreditation

The Early Learning Center at Penn State Behrend has maintained its accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Only 8 percent of all preschool programs earn the distinction.

The center also has been re-endorsed as an Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) program. That designation promotes programs that have eliminated or reduced environmental health hazards to align with “best practice” guidelines for air quality, pest prevention, household chemicals and toy and playground materials.

Penn State Behrend Team Ready to Defend Supermileage Title

Supermileage team memberThe carbon-fiber test car built by students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, would be a tough sell in Detroit, where comfort and cup-holders come first.

It’s a tight fit. When John Pearson snugs into the cockpit – all 5 feet, 11 inches of him – he can’t see much beyond his feet. He can’t hear anything but the engine, which is bolted just behind his head.

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