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April 9: Spring Undergraduate Admissions Open House

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Students in front of Glenhill FarmhousePenn State Behrend will host its spring Admissions Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 9.

March 15: Adult Learner Admissions Open House

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Adult learner with familyPenn State Behrend  invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Tuesday, March 15.

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.

August 15: Penn State Alumni Association Steak Fry

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O. Richard Bundy in band roomThe Lake Erie Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will hold its annual steak fry dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 15. The event celebrates the recent retirement of O. Richard Bundy ʼ70 ʼ87, director of the Penn State Blue Band and a former teacher in the Iroquois School District.

Read the Commencement Address by Michael Woycheck '97, "Your Opportunity"

Michael A. Woycheck '97, who was the Farewell speaker at the commencement where he was awarded a B.S. in Management Information Systems, gave the Commencement Address at the December 16 ceremony in Junker Center.

Read Dr. Soledad Traverso's Commencement Faculty Address, "Surrealism in Everyday Life"

Professor of Spanish Dr. Soledad Traverso gave a Faculty Address titled “Surrealism in Everyday Life” at the fall 2016 commencement in Junker Center.

A native of Chile, Traverso began her teaching career at her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Antofagasta. She earned her doctoral degree in Latin American literature at the University of Maryland and taught at Bucknell University prior to joining the Penn State Behrend faculty in 1996.

Student Uses GIS Technology to Map LEAF Arboretum

The New York Stock Exchange was created beneath a tree: On May 17, 1792, a small group of merchants gathered beneath a leafy buttonwood in front of 68 Wall St. to set rules for how their securities would be traded. The result, known as the “Buttonwood Agreement,” set commissions at one-quarter of a percent.

The tree stood for 70 more years before falling in a storm. It was called a buttonwood – that type of wood was a common source for butcher’s blocks, and for coat buttons – but it was actually an American planetree, also known as a sycamore.

James Davis, M.S.

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Nursing Students Promote Bone Marrow Donation Campaign

It was a long shot, but Kaylee Boehme swabbed the inside of her cheek anyway, collecting her DNA for “Be the Match,” the national bone-marrow donation registry. Just one of every 430 volunteers is selected to donate.

“I really hope it’s me,” Boehme, a sophomore, said.

'We Are... Healthy' Campaign Promotes Hand Hygiene

The 'We Are... Healthy' campaign was held Sept. 15 at Penn State Behrend.As children, we’re taught to wash our hands after using a restroom. But what about after we open a door?

Door handles can be just as contaminated.  

Adam Krieder learned this during a recent hand hygiene program at Penn State Behrend.

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.