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Smith Chapel - Organ

The organ for the Smith Chapel was constructed by the Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company of St. Louis, Missouri over a period of two and one-half years. The company represents three generations of organ builders. This is the one-hundredth organ madeSmith Chapel Pipe Organ by the Martin Ott Company.

Smith Chapel - Carillon

The Smith Chapel’s bell tower contains the forty-eight-bell Floyd and Juanita Smith Carillon. The bells were installed in April 2002.Bell tower

The largest of the forty-eight bells weighs 1,344 pounds and has a forty-inch diameter at the mouth of the bell. The smallest weighs fifteen and one-quarter pounds and measures six and five-eighths inches in diameter at the mouth.

July 23 & 24: Pioneer Reunion for 1948-63 Alumni

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Women in Glenhill Farmhouse dormitory roomThe first students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are invited to return for a special two-day reunion in July.

Read Jonathan Hall's Commencement Address, "Breaking Good"

Penn State Behrend faculty member Jonathan Hall, a senior lecturer in physics, urged the Class of 2015 to seek opportunities for service to others in “Breaking Good,” his address to graduates and their guests at the college’s spring commencement. The ceremony was held Friday, May 8, at Erie Insurance Arena.

Greetings everyone, especially our graduates and their families.

Paul Lukasik Leaves Imprint at Behrend Through Servant Leadership Award

William Staniszewski was the recipient of this year's Paul Lukasik Servant Leadership Award.Paul Lukasik unassumingly walked to the podium, flashing an abashed smile at the crowd of more than 50 people in attendance at Penn State Behrend’s Center for Service and Civic Leadership’s Service Awards.

Alumnus Shares Cancer Fight at Relay for Life

Glenn Brooks never expected to be invited back to Penn State Behrend to speak to students.

“I changed my major several times, and it took me awhile to determine where I was headed as an adult,” said Brooks, a 1986 alumnus. “And let’s just say that I may have been working on my ‘social skills’ a little too much back then.”

But there are lots of surprises in life. Some are good. Some are not so good.

Cancer, for example.

Alumni Society's Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream Sale Returns

The Penn State Behrend Alumni Society is taking orders for its annual summer sale of the university’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Fourteen varieties of the ice cream so fresh that it “mooves” from cow to cone in four days can be purchased online with a credit card at behrend.psu.edu/creamerysale, or by calling the Penn State Behrend Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 814-898-6159.

May 8: Commencement to Award Over 600 Degrees

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spring 2014Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.

The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.

June 30: Deadline to Purchase Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream

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