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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.

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.

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