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August 15: Penn State Alumni Association Steak Fry

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O. Richard Bundy in band roomThe 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.

December 10: Tuba Christmas

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The 15th annual Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Penn State Behrend.What’s the best way to ensure that every low-brass musician has a happy holiday? Give them the opportunity to play in the front row.

This year, that early Christmas present comes on Saturday, Dec. 10.

December 9: 'Making Spirits Bright,' YPC Erie Holiday Concert

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Young Peoples Chorus

YPC Erie will perform Friday, Dec. 9.When it’s cold outside, we all can use some help with warming our spirits.

Next month, that help comes in the form of “Making Spirits Bright,” this year’s holiday concert from the Young People’s Chorus of Erie.

Proposals Needed for the Digital Media Festival

The Digital Media Festival will be held March 30-31 at Penn State Behrend.If you need a reminder of how pervasive technology is today, just make a trip to Presque Isle State Park’s historic Perry Monument.

You likely will see hundreds of people, but not for the same reason they might have traveled to the site a year ago. They’re playing Pokemon Go, the wildly popular mobile game that merges the virtual world with the real environment.

November 10: Psych Colloquium, 'Manhood in America'

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Masculine man standing.Words are only words, but when you question a person’s manhood… well, those are fighting words.

The precarious manhood hypothesis states that manhood is a tenuous and elusive social status that is hard to achieve and easy to lose. Thus, men are often highly motivated to protect their coveted manhood status by showing off their masculinity and avoiding any perceived feminine behavior.

November 10: 'Rhapsody' Concert Band Performance

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The Behrend Concert Band practicing.The Penn State Behrend Concert Band’s annual fall performance will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. in McGarvey Commons at the college.

November 17: Double Duo, The Logan Series

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The chamber music group Double Duo is pictured.Old meets new. It’s a cliché, but it’s also a trademark of the chamber music group Double Duo.

The group blends traditional instruments with newly invented ones. The end result: a wholly unique concert music experience.

Do Left-Handed Pitchers Really have an Advantage?

For a moment, with the bases loaded and a 3-2 count on the batter, fans of the Cleveland Indians, up three runs in Game 1 of the World Series, held a collective breath.

They knew what was coming. So did the batter, David Ross. He’d caught for Andrew Miller in a previous World Series, when both were in Boston.

November 7: Dr. Megan Walsh, Reimagining the Humanities Series

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As part of the Reimagining the Humanities Speaker Series, Dr. Megan Walsh, Associate Professor of English at St. Bonaventure University, will deliver a talk titled, "Corpses and Character Portraits: Book Illustration and the Novel of Seduction in Revolutionary U.S."