School of Humanities

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.

Young People’s Chorus of Erie Performs for Senator Pat Toomey During Summer Tour

YPC Erie performed an impromptu concert for Senator Pat Toomey as part of its summer tour.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, a youth outreach program of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, performed an impromptu concert for Senator Pat Toomey at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. as part of its annual summer tour last week.

Young People's Chorus of Erie Begins Summer Tour Monday, June 16

YPC Erie begins its summer tour Monday, June 16.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, a youth outreach program of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will embark on a summer tour beginning Monday, June 16.

Autodesk Gift Leads to New Possibilities across the College

The spring art show at Kochel Center tends to be heavy on photography – still lifes, lightning strikes, black-and-whites of roommates and cats.

Childhood Memory Drives Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award Winner to Succeed

Kristina Peszel was this year's winner of the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award.Call it extra motivation. Call it an added incentive. Call it a chip on her shoulder.

However you label it, it’s clear there’s something that drives Kristina Peszel.