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February 21: Get Started Saturday Event for Admitted Students

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GSS mailer coverWe can’t wait until August to meet our newest students!

First-year and transfer students who have been admitted to Penn State Behrend are invited to a special admissions event on Saturday, February 21.

January 29: Astronomy Open House to Highlight Orion

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A test flight for Orion took place on Dec. 5.What might the future of space exploration look like? Thanks to NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the answer to that question might be clearer than ever.

Orion, the next vehicle that will take astronauts into space, will be the topic of discussion when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, Jan. 29.

May 8: Spring 2015 Commencement

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Penn State Behrend Commencement

Friday, May 8, 2015

6:30 p.m., Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French Street

(Candidates for graduation should report by 5:30 p.m.)

No tickets are necessary.

Commencement Speaker-  Jonathan C. Hall, Senior Lecturer in Physics

Penn State Behrend Funds $41K in Spring Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $41,000 in undergraduate research this spring. Sixty-two students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Students in the Black School of Business will study the effectiveness of product placement in massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as “Splinter Cell” and “Rainbow Six: Lockdown.”

Alumna Uses Residency Elective to Work in Health and Wellness Center

Dr. Meaghan Johnson, a Behrend alumna, has chosen to use one of her residency electives to work in the Health and Wellness Center at the college.

Dr. Meaghan Johnson remembers college as a time for change and growth. It’s one of the reasons she says she enjoys working with people of that age group so much.

Talia Finotti

Administrative Support Assistant
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(814) 898 6150

Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend Now Open

The Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, a 55-seat astronomy theater, opens Thursday, Nov. 6, after more than a year of renovations and improvements. The facility, housed in the School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, expands the original mission of the planetarium, a fixture in Erie since 1959.

The Erie County Historical Society closed the planetarium in 2013 to focus on other holdings. Penn State Behrend took ownership of the equipment, which complements the college’s outreach programs, including the popular Open House Nights in Astronomy.

Donald McKinstry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology (Emeritus)
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Larry Eckroat, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology (Emeritus)
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