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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.

March 30: Teresa Milbrodt, Creative Writers Reading Series

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Teresa Milbrodt pictured.Unicorns, cyclopes and bearded women – they’re all part of the worlds that fiction author Teresa Milbrodt creates.

Milbrodt will read excerpts from her fantastical short stories when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Behrend on March 30. Her 6 p.m. reading and the reception that will precede it are free and open to the public. Both events will be held in the Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel.

March 20: Trio Nova Mundi, Logan Series

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An image of Trio Nova Mundi is here.What happens when you take three dynamic, female chamber music performers and equip them with a violin, cello and piano?

February 14: Olga Vocal Ensemble, Logan Series

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Olga Vocal Ensemble dressed in Viking outfits.Have plans this Valentine’s Day?

How about enjoying some a cappella music that combines enthusiasm, humor and drama? There will even be some Medieval Icelandic drinking songs, too.

Students Endure Elements for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Cardboard City participants pictured.It was around 1:00 a.m. when Nici Cortes heard the noise. She slowly opened her eyes and peered to the right. The beam, which was serving as the foundation for the cardboard box home that she and her fellow Alpha Sigma Sigma sisters were sleeping in, had shifted ever so slightly.

She knew then that she was in for a long night.

December 10: Tuba Christmas

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The 15th annual Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Penn State Behrend.What’s the best way to ensure that every low-brass musician has a happy holiday? Give them the opportunity to play in the front row.

This year, that early Christmas present comes on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Trippe Hall Construction to Begin

Construction of Trippe Hall, a four-story, 251-bed residence hall at Penn State Behrend, is expected to begin in December. The $28.4 million building will be located near Ohio Hall, at the southwestern corner of the campus.

Penn State Behrend Named 'Military Friendly School'

Penn State Behrend is included on a new list of educators who provide the most supportive academic environment for America’s service members, veterans and military spouses.

November 10: Psych Colloquium, 'Manhood in America'

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Masculine man standing.Words are only words, but when you question a person’s manhood… well, those are fighting words.

The precarious manhood hypothesis states that manhood is a tenuous and elusive social status that is hard to achieve and easy to lose. Thus, men are often highly motivated to protect their coveted manhood status by showing off their masculinity and avoiding any perceived feminine behavior.

Soccer Players Look to their Wrists for Game-Day Inspiration

Before the whistle, Alex Bilka looks down at her wrist, where she has inked the word “TEAM.”

Bilka, a senior from Cranberry Township, is a forward on the Penn State Behrend women’s soccer squad. She writes the word with a Sharpie before every game.

Penn State Behrend soccer player Alex Bilka“It helps me get into the zone,” she says. “It pumps me up.”

Jordan Oberlander, a forward, writes “FAMILY.” Leah Morra writes “MOM.”