Student Life

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.”

November 17: Double Duo, The Logan Series

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The chamber music group Double Duo is pictured.Old meets new. It’s a cliché, but it’s also a trademark of the chamber music group Double Duo.

The group blends traditional instruments with newly invented ones. The end result: a wholly unique concert music experience.

November 13: 'Love is All You Need," Behrend Choir Concert

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The Behrend Fall Choir Concert will be Sunday, Nov. 13.For years, the Beatles’ pop ballads, classic rock sounds and psychedelic tunes have left audiences in awe.

Those in attendance at Penn State Behrend’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir’s fall concert should expect a similar impression.

October 24: Seraph Brass, The Logan Series

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Seraph Brass will perform Monday, Oct. 24, at Penn State Behrend.It’s not every day that America’s top female brass players get together for a concert.

That’s what makes this month’s Logan Series concert at Penn State Behrend even more special.

October 6: Mark Brazaitis, Creative Writers Reading Series

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Author Mark Brazaitis.As a child, Mark Brazaitis never hesitated when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“I didn’t have posters of rock bands on my bedroom walls. I had pictures of Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, and Fyodor Dostoevsky,” Brazaitis said in a 2012 interview. “Yes, I was strange. But to do what they had done — create such vibrant and potent worlds between book covers — was something to aspire to.”