School of Humanities

September 4: Robert Michael Pyle Reading

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities

Robert Michael Pyle will read from Evolution of the Genus Iris when he visits campus on September 4.From butterflies to earthworms, every creature has meaning for poet Robert Michael Pyle. As a naturalist and lepidopterist, Pyle makes a point to emphasize nature in his creative works, and it’s a frequent theme in Evolution of the Genus Iris, Pyle’s first full-length book of poems.

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Alumna Heather A. Slomski Reaches Milestone with Release of First Book

Behrend alumna Heather Slomski's first book will be released this October.Author Heather A. Slomski ‘03, a Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, alumna, always knew that she wanted to write.

She’s been drawn to stories—both reading and writing them—ever since she was a child, and so it makes sense that her son, 19-month-old Oscar, is turning out to be a voracious reader himself.

PBS Series Features Work of Penn State Behrend Anthropologist

A new PBS series about a research team that uses laser technology to examine key archeological sites, including the Egyptian pyramids, features the work of Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Bedal appears in the final episode of “Time Scanners,” a three-part series that originally aired on the National Geographic channel. She discusses her work at a unique garden and pool complex in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra, which once was part of the Nabataean kingdom.

Job Opening: Lecturer in Political Science

The Political Science program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a one-year lecturer in the fields of international relations and comparative politics beginning August 2014. Penn State Behrend offers a political science major and minor, as well as a minor in international studies. Applicants should be able to teach a variety of courses in international relations, comparative politics and government courses.

YPC Erie to Hold Summer Choir Camp

The Young People’s Chorus of Erie will hold its annual Summer Choir Camp on Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8.

The camp, which will be held at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 West Seventh Street, focuses on developing singers’ voices through interactive workshops and expert instruction. The day camp is open to all children, ages 7 to 13, and it meets from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with morning drop-off at 8:30 a.m.

Mission Statement (The Institute on the American Dream)

Our Mission Statement

The Institute will define, analyze, and compare concepts of individual, ethnic, and national American dreams, seek their origins, and evaluate who wins and who loses under the various definitions. The Institute will organize academic and community programs and seek educationally collaborative ways for the college and others to interact with the Erie area to understand and foster appropriate visions for the future.

To meet the aforementioned goals an Advisory Group for the Institute has been formed.