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April 7: Wendell Mayo, Creative Writers Reading Series

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Wendell Mayo will read Thursday, April 7, at Penn State BehrendWendell Mayo is not a native of Eastern Europe. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. But his repeated travels to Eastern Europe have provided him with a unique perspective of the region, a theme that emerges in his writing.

April 7: Conflict Kitchen Presentation

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Conflict Kitchen co-founder Dawn Weleski will visit Penn State Behrend on Thursday, April 7.An old cliché says that the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. Conflict Kitchen does not take that saying lightly.

The Pittsburgh take-out restaurant and public art project only serves the cuisines of nations with which the United States is in conflict. The restaurant was designed to use food as a vessel for starting a constructive dialogue.

March 30-April 1: Digital Media Festival

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The Digital Media Festival will be held March 30-April 1 at Behrend.Consider the following: Less than 10 years ago, there were no iPhones, Androids or tablets. Hashtag was not yet a word. Tweets were sounds reserved for birds.

Technology has forever changed the way we learn, work and interact. That theme will be emphasized during Penn State Behrend’s first-ever Digital Media Festival later this month.

March 23-May 10: Spring Student Art Show

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The annual Spring Art Show will open Wednesday, March 23, with its opening reception.Penn State Behrend’s beautiful colors of spring won’t only be visible outside this year.

The college’s annual Spring Student Art Show opens Wednesday, March 23, in the Lilley Library gallery. The opening reception for the show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.

April 7: Graduate Programs' Admissions Information Sessions

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Graduate Information Sessions ArtPenn State Behrend will host two information sessions this spring for prospective graduate students.

The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, and Thursday, April 7, in room 180 of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, 5101 Jordan Road. Parking will be available in the deck located behind Burke Center, off Technology Drive.

March 24: 'Bodies of Subversion: A Conversation with Margot Mifflin'

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Margot Mifflin will discuss the evolution of women tattooing when she visits Penn State Behrend for a special presentation.There’s nothing taboo about tattoos. Not anymore.

On some level, we have Margot Mifflin to thank for that. In 1997, she released “Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo,” which remains the only book to chronicle the history of both tattooed women and female tattoo artists.

March 24: Al Maginnes, Creative Writers Reading Series

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Al Maginnes will read at Penn State Behrend when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns March 24.For Al Maginnes, there’s no magic method for writing great poetry. Rather, he prefers to take it one word at a time.

March 16: Psych Colloquium to Focus on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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The Psych Colloquium Series returns Wednesday, March 16, to Penn State Behrend.When it comes to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is no shortage of casualties. Husbands, wives and children often suffer while the PTSD victim tries to combat the disorder.

April 22: Panic! at the Disco Concert

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Panic! at the Disco will headline this year's spring concert at Penn State Behrend.PLEASE NOTE: The Panic! at the Disco Concert is Sold Out.

Pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco will headline the spring concert at Penn State Behrend on Friday, April 22. Public tickets, which cost $35, will be available starting March 22.

Students Push Limits, Develop Video Games in 48 Hours

A total of 22 students across four teams competed in Global Game Jam 2016 at Penn State Behrend.Adam Winterbottom sat detached from his surroundings, blankly staring ahead at the wall in the Game Development Lab of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center.

“Uh, maybe you should go get some sleep,” said Peter Kalmar, a senior computer science major and one of Winterbottom’s partners for Global Game Jam 2016.