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March 13: Alumni Society Paint the Hill Blue Event

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Join the Penn State family at Peek’n Peak on Sunday, March 13, for a day of winter fun. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, snowtuber (is that a thing?), or hot cocoa drinker, there’s something for you. Penn State alumni, family, friends, students, faculty, staff, and retirees are all welcome to enjoy the slopes with us.

Please plan to take a break and warm up with us anytime between 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for the Behrend Alumni Society’s hot chocolate social at Peek’N Peak Resort’s Retreat (look for signage).

Penn State Behrend Funds $41K in Spring Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $41,000 in undergraduate research this spring. Sixty-two students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Students in the Black School of Business will study the effectiveness of product placement in massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as “Splinter Cell” and “Rainbow Six: Lockdown.”

Professor Receives $10K IBM Faculty Award

IBM has awarded $10,000 in research and teaching funding to Amit Deokar, an assistant professor in the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend.

Amit DeokarDeokar, who teaches management information systems, will use the funding to develop new courses in big data and analytics – topics that align with IBM’s strategic interests.

Penn State Behrend Leads AMCC Standings

With the fall teams having completed their seasons, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, leads the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference standings. The college has an 89.3 percent ranking – a full 5 percent higher than Franciscan University, which is in second place.

Penn State Behrend won conference titles in men’s golf, soccer and cross country, and in women’s soccer. Thirty-six student-athletes earned All-Conference honors.

Concussion Testing? There's an App for That

Rachael Razzano, a sophomore on the women's basketball team, is one of the athletes who has taken the C3 Logix test.Jeff Webster has served as the head athletic trainer at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for nearly 20 years. Plenty has changed over that span, yet his biggest challenge remains the same.

“Concussions are the single-most frustrating thing we deal with,” Webster says. “We can monitor them, but there’s only so much we can do.”

Google Glass a Good Fit for Black School of Business Class

No doubt you're familiar with Google Glass. People have been talking about wearable technology for years, but there is still no product available for the mass market. Odd?

Not in today's world, where innovation starts with designing a product minimally and tossing it out into the market to see what customers have to say. Smart companies then modify the original idea until the product suits the customers' needs.

November 6-8, 13-15: "A View from the Bridge" at Studio Theatre

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School of Humanities
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Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” pivots on a New York longshoreman’s decision to betray his immigrant relatives. Miller finished the play in 1956, the same year he was called before Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee.

The choice he faced, both on and off the page, showed a darker side of the American Dream: At what point will a man striving for a better life turn his back to those who are most like him?

Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend Now Open

The Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, a 55-seat astronomy theater, opens Thursday, Nov. 6, after more than a year of renovations and improvements. The facility, housed in the School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, expands the original mission of the planetarium, a fixture in Erie since 1959.

The Erie County Historical Society closed the planetarium in 2013 to focus on other holdings. Penn State Behrend took ownership of the equipment, which complements the college’s outreach programs, including the popular Open House Nights in Astronomy.

November 13: Black School of Business Finance Speaker Series

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School of Business
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The top portfolio managers for Erie Insurance Group will discuss their strategy for managing the company’s $15 billion in assets when the Black School of Business Finance Speaker Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, resumes Nov. 13.

'For the Future' Campaign Raises $49 Million for Penn State Behrend

Penn State Behrend was founded on philanthropy: Mary Behrend donated her summer home and farm property so that Erie students could be part of a public, coeducational university.