Student Life

March 24: Al Maginnes, Creative Writers Reading Series

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School of Humanities
Student Life
Student Activities

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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School of Humanities
Student Life
Student Activities

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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Student Life
Student Activities

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.

January 27: Stand For State | Green Dot Launch

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Student Life
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 Join us on January 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. outside Bruno's for the Stand for State Launch Event. What is Your Green Dot?

 

 

January 20: Finance Speaker Series, "Investing in 2016 and Beyond"

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Student Life
Student Activities
News & Events

The Finance Speaker Series returns to Behrend on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

A panel of financial experts will discuss investment strategies in the latest presentation of the Finance Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend.                               

January 18-24: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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Student Life
Student Activities
News & Events

Penn State Behrend will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities beginning Monday, Jan. 18.

The program begins at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building with a multimedia presentation, “Sit-Ins & Standing Ups.” The presentation recaps a history of student activism during the civil rights movement and beyond. A campus family brunch will precede “Sit-Ins & Standing Ups,” beginning at 11 a.m.

Eric Corty: No Place for Hate on Campus

The following op-ed was written by Eric W. Corty, interim director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, in response to an incident of hate speech on campus:

 

Late at night on Nov. 10, someone scrawled a piece of homophobic hate speech on a sheet of paper and pinned it on the bulletin board next to a friend’s office door. There it rested, a little time bomb, ticking away, meant to intimidate my friend, to make him feel unwelcome, to make all gay people at our college feel uncomfortable, and to polarize our campus.

December 10: Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

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School of Humanities
Student Life
Student Activities

The Behrend Jazz Ensemble will perform Thursday, Dec. 10, at Penn State Behrend.The Penn State Behrend Jazz Ensemble’s fall concert will be performed Thursday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in the McGarvey Commons of the college’s Reed Union Building.

The concert will feature modern arrangements of classic jazz standards, including Dave Rivello's arrangements of “My Foolish Heart” by Ned Washington/Victor Young and “My Ship” by Kurt Weill/Ira Gershwin.