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October 6: East of the River Performs in the Logan Series

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East of the River will perform Monday, Oct. 6, in Music at Noon: The Logan Series at Penn State Behrend.East of the River will bring its haunting and virtuosic melodies from the traditional repertoires of the Balkans, Armenia, and the Middle East, as well as classical repertory from medieval Europe, to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Monday, October 6.

U.S. News Ranks Engineering Program at Penn State Behrend among Nation's Best

New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the nation. The college appears at No. 47 on the list, which was released today.

Other Penn State Behrend programs were not eligible to appear in the rankings. U.S. News evaluates colleges and universities based in part on their academic accreditations; within the Penn State system, most programs are accredited university-wide, with no distinction among campuses.

LORD Corporation CEO Ed Auslander '91 M.B.A. Named 2014 Alumni Fellow

Penn State Behrend MBA alumnus Edward L. Auslander, the president and CEO of LORD Corp., has been named the college’s 2014 Alumni Fellow.

Alumni Fellow is a permanent and lifelong designation awarded by the Penn State Alumni Association to recognize Penn State graduates who are leaders in their professions. Auslander met with students in Behrend’s School of Engineering and Sam and Irene School of Business on Sept. 8 and will be honored by the University at a dinner gala in October.

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 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.