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March 26: Adult Learner Open House

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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Thursday, March 26.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in Roche Hall, located in the college’s School of Science complex. Seminars on adult learner services, admissions and financial aid will follow.

Representatives from student support offices, including Admissions, the Academic and Career Planning Center and Veterans Affairs, will be available to meet with prospective students.

Karrie Bowen, M.A.

Lecturer in Social Media, Public Relations, and Media Production
Office Location: 
53 Kochel
(814) 898 6766


PBS Program Features Penn State Behrend Faculty Member

The excavation of an ancient desert garden and pool complex – an archeological project directed by Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Behrend – was detailed in a documentary feature that appeared this month on PBS, including WQLN-TV in Erie. The full episode can be streamed here.

Jessica Piney, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Spanish
Office Location: 
Turnbull 114
(814) 898 6904

May 15: PARC's Annual Conference: Creating a Community Response to Cyberbullying

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PARC's annual conference will be held May 15, 2015.

April 30: Sarah Gerkensmeyer to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Sarah Gerkensmeyer will be the reader in the final Creative Writers Reading Series presentation of the 2014-15 season.Sarah Gerkensmeyer is not a fan of the traditional female stereotypes. Need evidence? Just read some of the stories included in her collection “What You Are Now Enjoying.”

April 2: Thom Conroy to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Thom Conroy will read from 'The Naturalist' when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns on Thursday, April 2.By all accounts, former Charles Darwin correspondent Ernst Dieffenbach was a man short on emotions.

That doesn’t stop Thom Conroy from eloquently capturing those emotions in his biographical novel of Dieffenbach, “The Naturalist.”

March 27: Psychology Colloquium: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Jessica Schubert, guest speaker for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder talk on March 27.

More than 3 million Americans are affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Even more concerning is the fact that approximately 25 to 30 percent of these individuals fail to benefit from empirically-supported interventions.

March 26: Poet Laura Kasischke to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Laura Kasischke will read from her works when the Creative Writers Reading Series resumes March 26.By definition, Laura Kasischke is a poet. But it’s been suggested that that description might be selling her short.

March 4: 'Researching Like a Fan' Reimagining the Humanities Lecture

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Aimee Morrison will speak at Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, March 4.Thanks to the Internet and social media, our identities have never had the potential to be more ambiguous. Now, with just the click of a mouse, we can say anything or be anyone.

On Wednesday, March 4, Aimée Morrison will discuss how we construct our online identities when she visits Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for a special presentation.