School of Humanities

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'

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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.

First-year Student Finds Niche with Chamber Singers and Concert Choir

Jessa Boarts has found her niche with the Penn State Behrend Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.There seems to be one in every family: one person who differs from the rest of the clan.

Jessa holds that distinction in the Boarts family, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“On multiple occasions, my mom has asked me where I came from,” Boarts says.

May 9: Young People's Chorus of Erie to Perform "Where Beauty Comes From"

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YPC Erie will perform their annual spring concert on Friday, May 9.Beauty is everywhere, and the Young People’s Chorus of Erie hopes to illustrate that this spring.

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

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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.

Nearly 100 Scholarly Works Showcased at College Faculty Publication Reception

Nearly 100 scholarly works were showcased at the College Faculty Publication Reception on Thursday, April 10.The scholarly works of more than 50 faculty members were on display Thursday, April 10, at the College Faculty Publication Reception at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

April 24: Brian Doyle to Read as Part of Creative Writers Reading Series

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Brian Doyle will speak April 24 as part of the final Creative Writers Reading Series presentation for 2014.Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Feel like you need to get away?

Declan O’Donnell acts on that feeling as the protagonist in The Plover, the latest novel from author Brian Doyle.

March 31: Artist Steve Kurtz

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Artist and founder of the CAE Steve Kurtz will visit Penn State Behrend, Monday, March 31.Artist Steve Kurtz will discuss his career in activist art as well as the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) during his visit to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Monday, March 31.