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Penn State Behrend Alumnus Tom Lawless Named Manager of Houston Astros

Tom Lawless was named the 21st manager of the Houston Astros on Monday.Tom Lawless owns the distinction of being the only player ever traded for the legendary Pete Rose. He is also remembered for a game-winning home run in Game 4 of the 1987 World Series, capped off with an impeccable bat-flip.

Penn State Behrend Funds More than $53K in Fall Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $53,000 in undergraduate research this fall. Students from more than 30 majors are participating in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Biology students will begin a four-year effort to catalog insect species collected on the 854-acre Penn State Behrend campus. DNA samples will be extracted from each insect and shared with the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, where DNA barcodes are used to improve species discovery and identification.

Penn State Behrend Welcomes Largest Freshman Class Ever on Move-in Day

Anthony Faulk, a Blairsville native, is one 1,282 new first-year students at Penn State Behrend this fall.An assortment of New York Mets baseball caps sits on a dresser in the corner of Anthony Faulk’s dorm room.

“I couldn’t leave home without my hat collection,” said Faulk, a Blairsville native who plans to major in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Green2Go Program, a Success at Penn State Behrend, Expands to Other Campuses

A pilot program that tested reusable takeout containers at Dobbins Dining Hall and Bruno's Cafe will expand to all Penn State campuses this fall.

The Green2Go program offers washable, eco-friendly takeout containers for students who are too busy to sit for an extended lunch or dinner. The containers were first offered at Penn State Behrend and at the Pollock Dining Commons at University Park in March.

MIS Grad Honored for Work at U.S. State, Justice Departments

Russell native Chad A. Lindell, a business-intelligence consultant who has worked with the U.S. departments of Justice and State, has received the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes extraordinary professional accomplishment at or before age 35.

Lindell is a 2005 graduate of the Sam and Irene Black School of Business, where he studied management information systems. While a student, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves; he delayed his studies during a 16-month deployment to Iraq, where he led a gun truck team on fuel-resupply missions.

September 17: Retirement Planning Workshops for Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Parents

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Join us as we host two educational workshops to help you manage your financial retirement goals on Wednesday, September 17. These free workshops will be held in the Reed 114 and are open to alumni, faculty, staff and parents. Both the afternoon session (3 to 5 p.m.) and the evening session (6 to 8 p.m.) will cover both cover two topics. To register for our free workshops please email Sharron Zimmerman at sus5@psu.edu or 814-898-6159 and indicate your desired time slot.

Student-Athletes Earn Places in Penn State Behrend Hall of Fame

Five former student-athletes will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Sept. 27. Six teams also will be honored for their championship seasons.

 

Alumnus Signs with Colorado Rockies Single-A Team

Former Penn State Behrend pitcher Chad Zurat has signed with Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies organization. He is playing for the Tri-City Dust Devils, a Single-A team based in Pasco, Washington.

“Every baseball player wants a chance to play professionally,” head coach Paul Benim said. “Chad earned it. We are all really excited for him.”

Zurat, a Clearfield native, is a 2014 graduate of Penn State Behrend. He earned a degree in accounting.

Alumna Heather A. Slomski Reaches Milestone with Release of First Book

Behrend alumna Heather Slomski's first book will be released this October.Author Heather A. Slomski ‘03, a Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, alumna, always knew that she wanted to write.

She’s been drawn to stories—both reading and writing them—ever since she was a child, and so it makes sense that her son, 19-month-old Oscar, is turning out to be a voracious reader himself.

PBS Series Features Work of Penn State Behrend Anthropologist

A new PBS series about a research team that uses laser technology to examine key archeological sites, including the Egyptian pyramids, features the work of Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Bedal appears in the final episode of “Time Scanners,” a three-part series that originally aired on the National Geographic channel. She discusses her work at a unique garden and pool complex in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra, which once was part of the Nabataean kingdom.