The Lake Erie Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will hold its annual steak fry dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 15. The event celebrates the recent retirement of O. Richard Bundy ʼ70 ʼ87, director of the Penn State Blue Band and a former teacher in the Iroquois School District.
The best portraits incorporate something called a Fibonacci Spiral. It spreads like a Nautilus shell, touching each side of a rectangle that is 1.618 times deeper than it is wide. On the Mona Lisa, for example, the spiral begins at her wrist, at the bottom of the image, and then extends over her shoulder, into the background, before crossing the top of her head. Then it tightens, touching her chin, her dimple, and the tip of her nose. That centers the image in a way that makes the eyes seem to follow you.
Nationally, eight out of 10 college students drink alcohol. However, there’s a fine line between using and abusing.
Patricia Rutledge, professor of psychology at Allegheny College, will discuss her research on problematic drinking in college settings when the Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior returns to Penn State Behrend.
Penn State Behrend’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center features custom artwork that reflects the collaborative intent of the building. The process that put that art in place was likewise an intentional collaboration.
In Cuba, with the sanctions lifting and the border opening and big business rushing in – Hello, Netflix! – a trip to the beach can be socioeconomic reconnaissance.
“We knew it would be different," said Mariah Knott, one of eight Penn State Behrend students who traveled to Havana this year. “They have free housing, free health care and free education, but they often don’t have access to the most basic things, including transportation. I had no idea that people lived like that.”
Penn State Behrend graduate Shawn Morelli, a soccer player who turned to cycling after being injured by a bomb blast in Afghanistan, won the first U.S. gold medal at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 8. She finished first in the 3,000-meter C4 individual pursuit, a track race.
Morelli, 40, finished in 3:59.407, more than four seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
A $50,000 gift from Patricia S. Yahn and her son, Greg Yahn, will improve and expand the annual student art show at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The gift will provide new incentives to artists and additional opportunities for students who want to work behind the scenes.