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November 2: Bystander Intervention Training Hosted by CORE

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Melanie Hetzel-Riggin pictured.The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Penn State Behrend will host a free bystander intervention training session at the college on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

November 13: 'Love is All You Need," Behrend Choir Concert

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The Behrend Fall Choir Concert will be Sunday, Nov. 13.For years, the Beatles’ pop ballads, classic rock sounds and psychedelic tunes have left audiences in awe.

Those in attendance at Penn State Behrend’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir’s fall concert should expect a similar impression.

October 24: Seraph Brass, The Logan Series

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Seraph Brass will perform Monday, Oct. 24, at Penn State Behrend.It’s not every day that America’s top female brass players get together for a concert.

That’s what makes this month’s Logan Series concert at Penn State Behrend even more special.

Former Congressman Discusses Lack of Civility in Presidential Politics

Even now, five years out of office, former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis hears the complaints.

All the good jobs are gone. Health-care costs are too high, and it’s Obama’s fault, or the insurers’, or maybe it’s the CEO, with a gold-plated pull-toggle on his retirement parachute. What does he care about us?

Preparation is Key for Attendees of Fall Career and Internship Fair

A total of 1,182 students attended the fall Career and Internship Fair Sept. 28 at the college.Jordan Mushrush sat quietly in the prep room prior to the start of the fall Career and Internship Fair at Penn State Behrend, scanning the list of companies in attendance. He had already circled those that he planned to speak with, but he wanted to peruse the list one last time.

October 6: Mark Brazaitis, Creative Writers Reading Series

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Author Mark Brazaitis.As a child, Mark Brazaitis never hesitated when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“I didn’t have posters of rock bands on my bedroom walls. I had pictures of Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, and Fyodor Dostoevsky,” Brazaitis said in a 2012 interview. “Yes, I was strange. But to do what they had done — create such vibrant and potent worlds between book covers — was something to aspire to.”

October 3: Speaker Series, Congressman Lincoln Davis

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Congressman Lincoln DavisFormer U.S. congressmen Lincoln Davis will discuss the 2016 presidential election and civility in politics during an Oct. 3 Congress to Campus event at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

New DIGIT Major Teaches Secret to A Perfect Selfie

The secret to a perfect selfie? Add some math.

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.