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Alumnus Shares Cancer Fight at Relay for Life

Glenn Brooks never expected to be invited back to Penn State Behrend to speak to students.

“I changed my major several times, and it took me awhile to determine where I was headed as an adult,” said Brooks, a 1986 alumnus. “And let’s just say that I may have been working on my ‘social skills’ a little too much back then.”

But there are lots of surprises in life. Some are good. Some are not so good.

Cancer, for example.

May 2: Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference

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School of Engineering
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Research and Outreach

An electronic gun lock, a mine-rescue robot and a smartphone app that identifies aquatic invasive species are among the senior design projects that students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will present at the 2015 Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference.

The half-hour sessions begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center. Most are open to the public.

May 15: Cyberbullying Conference

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News & Events

Moving Forward: Creating a Community Response to Cyberbullying will be held Friday, May 15, at Penn State Behrend.Bullying is no longer limited to the playground. The Internet, social media and text messages have changed that forever.

Box Wall in Lilley Library Highlights Paper Waste

Libraries are built with paper: 205 pages of “Beowulf,” 248 of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 394 more for the poems of W.H. Auden.

Task Force Recommends Changes to General Education

After extensive research and engagement with the University community, including visits with faculty, students and staff at every undergraduate campus and college, the General Education Task Force has proposed to the Faculty Senate a revised curricular structure that uses contemporary learning objectives to develop and assess a General Education program that better prepares students to live and work in competitive global contexts.

Alumni Society's Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream Sale Returns

The Penn State Behrend Alumni Society is taking orders for its annual summer sale of the university’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Fourteen varieties of the ice cream so fresh that it “mooves” from cow to cone in four days can be purchased online with a credit card at, or by calling the Penn State Behrend Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 814-898-6159.

May 8: Commencement to Award Over 600 Degrees

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School of Science
School of Humanities
School of Engineering
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School of Business
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Adult Admissions
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spring 2014Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.

The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.

College to Lead Regional Innovation Collaborative

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will lead a three-year, $1.5 million initiative to spur business innovation and support entrepreneurs across the Erie region. The effort will boost small businesses and start-ups by creating a network of educational, industry and community institutions that are committed to improving the region’s economy.

April 13: Former SEC Chief Accountant to Visit Campus

Behrend Section: 
School of Business
News & Events

A former chief accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will discuss the new revenue recognition accounting standard Monday, April 13, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

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.