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March 11: MBA Information Session

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Metzgar CenterThe Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host three spring information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s Master of Business Administration degree program.

March 3: Hot-Rod Champ Antron Brown Discusses Life at 330 mph

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National Hot Rod Association champion Antron Brown will discuss his Top Fuel drag-racing career – including a fiery crash at the 2013 Winternationals – when he visits Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Monday, March 3. His 10,000-hp Matco Tools dragster will be parked in the lobby of Junker Center, where his talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m.

ACPC fashion show helps students 'Dress for the Road Ahead'

Jordan Lyon will have just two options when he dresses for his first job after college: a $140 jacket-and-slacks combo with shiny brass buttons or a zip-front, Mandarin-collared, desert-camouflage blouse. That one has lots of pockets.

Fundamentals of Fundraising Begins April 8

Effective fundraising requires sophisticated methods of identifying, cultivating and soliciting potential donors, but it’s often a task that’s easier said than done.

Fundamentals of Fundraising, a non-credit certificate program offered this spring at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, can help nonprofit organizations’ staffs broaden their skills and enhance their fundraising plans. The eight-week program is designed for nonprofit administrators, fundraising professionals, fundraising volunteers, or anyone who wants to learn more about philanthropy.

Students Compete in CFA Investment Challenge

A Penn State Behrend student investment team competed in the regional CFA Institute Research Challenge in Pittsburgh on Monday, Feb. 17. The students defended their market valuation of PPG Industries, a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products and glass.

The team recommended a hold strategy at a PPG stock price of $188.56.

Citigroup Economist Discusses Markets During Penn State Behrend Talk

The U.S. economic recovery likely will continue through 2018, with annual growth of about 3 percent, the top economist for Citigroup said during a visit to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Interest rates also will climb, Willem H. Buiter said.

“There’s likely to be another year of noise and turmoil,” Buiter told an overflow crowd at the Sam and Irene Black School of Business on Feb. 6. “But we are slowly extricating ourselves from this extraordinary period of monetary easing.”

February 26: Joel Harrison Septet to Perform in Logan Series

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Joel Harrison Septet will perform Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Logan Series at Penn State Behrend.Joel Harrison Septet, an ensemble that uses the techniques of classical composers to create modern chamber jazz, will perform Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Ralph Ford Re-elected to IEEE Leadership Post

Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering and associate dean for industry and external relations at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been re-elected Vice President of Member and Geographic Activities for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The society is the world’s largest technical professional association, with more than 425,000 members in 160 countries.

$1.1 Million Gift Creates New Scholarships for Penn State Behrend Students

An Erie man who died in 2012 left his entire estate – valued at more than $1.1 million – to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The money will create new scholarships in the college’s School of Engineering.

Frank S. Palkovic earned an associate degree in drafting design and technology at Penn State Behrend in 1968. He went on to earn a bachelor of science in engineering at Penn State Harrisburg.

FMC Technologies Donates 3D Printing Equipment to School of Engineering


The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend has installed a 3D printer, a high-tech system that gives engineers and product designers the ability to produce in real form virtually any shape they can create with computer software. The machine, which was donated to the college by FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, is worth more than $40,000.

The use of 3D printers allows companies to create functional, lightweight prototypes and parts in a fraction of the time -- and at considerably less cost -- than is possible using traditional tool-and-die methods.