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Steven Hicks, Ph.D.

Director, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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(814) 898 6108


History Major Wins Essay Contest; Participates in Panel Discussion on Jewish History

History major Danielle Ropp won an essay contest to earn a spot on a panel discussion discussing Jewish history.Danielle Ropp sat quietly toward the center of the table as her legs shook under the tablecloth, hidden from the audience seated in front. Her quiet demeanor, indicative of her anxiousness, would soon subside.

After all, every living thing thrives in its natural habitat, and that’s exactly where Ropp was once the panel discussion got underway.

May 1: Psychology Colloquium: 'The Social Face of Metaphor'

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities

Strong as an ox, quiet as a mouse and busy as a bee.

We often use metaphors like these in our daily language, but why?

Albert Katz, chair of the psychology department at the University of Western Ontario, will discuss how metaphors can help reveal one’s identity at the next Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

April 27: 'Wayfaring Stranger' with Chamber Singers and Concert Choir

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities

The Choirs of Penn State Behrend will perform their next concert on Sunday, April 27.Music from American composers Aaron Copland, Cecil Effinger, and Kirke Mechem will highlight the selections at this year’s Penn State Behrend Chamber Singers and Concert Choir’s spring concert.

The concert, titled “Wayfaring Stranger,” will be held Sunday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Erie, 7th and Sassafras Street.

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