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Lake Effect, Spring 2014, Volume 18, Erin Pringle-Toungate, from "The Missing Time"

Erin Pringle-Toungate, from "The Missing Time"

Thomas comes home from searching. His clothes are damp from night and dark morning, fields, windbreaks and the howling of coyotes and hope. He doesn’t let go of his flashlight. He doesn’t intend to stay long. Long enough to eat, long enough to stand in front of the kitchen cabinet and then realize that he hasn’t opened it or taken down a bowl. Long enough to remember why he’s staring, why he has to go back out. Because Sam went walking. Now he must walk, too.

Lake Effect, Spring 2014, Volume 18, Jay Griswold, "Traveling"

Jay Griswold, "Traveling"

The great age of the trains was almost over.
The one he was on that night
Rattled like a cage, inside of which
A few passengers huddled, their few
Belongings clutched tightly in their laps.

Lake Effect, Spring 2014, Volume 18, Robert Gibb, Aubade

Robert Gibb, "Aubade"

Something’s in the air, the blur of wings
About the feeder, something almost liminal

Fluttering in the upper panes of glass,
The tussocks of the ornamental grasses

Fountaining again this year.  Already
This morning the Seventh Day Adventists

Have gathered next door, marking time
Against the apocalypse, its floating deadline.

Lake Effect, Spring 2014, Volume 18, Jenny Boully, "What I have been listening to lately"

Jenny Boully, "What I Have Been Listening to Lately"

Lately, I have been listening to Debbie sing; whenever it was time to sing, the other waitresses and I went to find Deborah, because Deborah was the only one who could sing.  We put a candle in the little birthday cake and brought it out to the customer whose birthday it was, and we sang Happy Birthday or rather Deborah sang Happy Birthday while we all stood in a row behind her. 

Penn State Behrend Funds $58K in Summer Research

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is funding nearly $58,000 in undergraduate research this summer. Forty-nine students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Psychology students will continue a pilot program with the Cleveland Clinic, working with college athletes and a Wii gaming console to measure the long-term effects on memory and balance as athletes recover from concussions.

Lake Effect, Volume 18

Lake Effect

Volume 18, Spring 2014

Front cover of Lake Effect, Volume 18, Spring 2014



Lake Effect, Volume 19

Lake Effect

Volume 19
Spring 2015

Lake Effect, Volume 19 cover



German Studies Certificate

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary German Studies Certificate (GERSC BC) available to all Penn State Behrend students (effective fall 2015).