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Arthur Wang Wins 2016 Kopp Award

A Penn State Behrend teaching assistant who works with international students has been awarded the 2016 LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award. The University-wide honor recognizes undergraduate students who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of Penn State.

June 1: Deadline to Order Berkey Creamery Ice Cream for Erie Delivery

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Nittany Lion eating ice creamThe Penn State Behrend Alumni Society is taking orders for its annual sale of the university’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream.

April 25: Behrend Jazz Ensemble Spring Performance

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Behrend's Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will both perform spring concerts later this month at the college.Penn State Behrend’s Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will both hold spring concerts later this month at the college.

April 21: Behrend Concert Band Spring Performance

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Both Penn State Behrend's Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform concerts later this month at the college.Penn State Behrend’s Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will both hold spring concerts later this month at the college.

April 21: Virgo Cluster of Galaxies Discussion, Astronomy Open House

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The Virgo Cluster of galaxies will be the topic of discussion at the next Astronomy Open House at Penn State Behrend.Ever wonder how large the universe is? Just consider that the Virgo Cluster, the closest galaxy cluster to Earth, could include more than 2,000 member galaxies. That’s 2,000 galaxies and solar systems different from our own Milky Way, all in one cluster.

Former President Clinton Campaigns in Erie Hall

Former President Bill Clinton looked a bit older than he did in 2008, when he last visited Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He clearly felt it, too.

“For most of my life, I was the youngest person doing whatever I was doing,” he said during an April 8 campaign stop in Erie Hall. “Then, one day, just like that, I was the oldest one in the room.”

April 14: John Gallaher, Creative Writers Reading Series

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John Gallaher will read from his latest collection when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Behrend.John Gallaher’s approach to poetry might not be conventional, but that’s by design.

April 17: 'There is Sweet Music Here' Spring Choir Concert

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'There is Sweet Music Here' will be held Sunday, April 17.Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem “There is sweet music here” may be nearly 200 years old, but its message remains the same: Music is an escape, and its pleasing sound impacts everyone in one way or another.

April 8: Psych Colloquium to Focus on Violent Video Games

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The next Psych Colloquium at Penn State Behrend will focus on the negative effects that can come from playing video games.The popularity of video games grows every day. The Global Games Industry Review expects the industry to be worth more than $100 million by 2017.