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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.”

October 3: Speaker Series, Congressman Lincoln Davis

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Congressman Lincoln DavisFormer U.S. congressmen Lincoln Davis will discuss the 2016 presidential election and civility in politics during an Oct. 3 Congress to Campus event at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

College Adds NCAA Wrestling and Women's Bowling Teams

Increased enrollment at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will soon bring two new additions to the college’s athletics offerings: a wrestling team and a women’s bowling team.

October 6: Astronomy Open House, Gravitational Waves

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Gravitational Waves imageIn 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected what Albert Einstein had predicted nearly 100 years earlier: gravitational waves.

This groundbreaking discovery opened the door to a new way of observing the universe and will be the topic of discussion when Open House Nights in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Oct. 6.

October 4: Psychology Colloquium to Focus on College Drinking

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Blue Solo Cup pictured.Nationally, eight out of 10 college students drink alcohol. However, there’s a fine line between using and abusing.

Patricia Rutledge, professor of psychology at Allegheny College, will discuss her research on problematic drinking in college settings when the Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior returns to Penn State Behrend.