Student Life

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.

September 15: Stephen Dunn, Creative Writers Reading Series

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An image of Stephen Dunn.Before he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Stephen Dunn was a basketball player. For four years, he starred at Division I Hofstra.

There may seem to be few similarities between basketball and poetry, but Dunn argues otherwise.

September 19: Speaker Series to Feature Pascal Dupuis and Mike Lange

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An image of Pascal Dupuis.Left-winger Pascal Dupuis scored 190 goals during a 14-year career that ended with the 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Championship. Play-by-play announcer Mike Lange called more than a few of those goals. The Voice of the Penguins has been announcing since 1974, even winning the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for excellence in broadcasting.

$50,000 Gift will Expand Annual Student Art Show

A $50,000 gift from Patricia S. Yahn and her son, Greg Yahn, will improve and expand the annual student art show at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The gift will provide new incentives to artists and additional opportunities for students who want to work behind the scenes.

September 15: Dementia to be Discussed at Psych Colloquium

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A caregiver helps a man suffering from dementia.More than 47 million people suffer from some form of dementia. The condition creates enormous stress, not just for dementia patients, but for caregivers as well.

September 26: Aritmia to Perform in Music at Noon

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Aritmia will open the 27th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series at Penn State Behrend.What do you get when you mix an acoustic guitar with an accordion?

Campus Pokemon Go Players Try to 'Catch 'em All'

Look! A Golbat! A purple-winged Pokemon with poison in its fangs!

It’s flying near Senat Hall, a 149-bed residence hall at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Owen Knox can see it on his iPad.

“I’ve been hunting for that one,” he says. “It keeps moving on me.”

July 21 & 28: Smith Carillon Concert Series

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Smith Chapel
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The Smith Carillon Series returns Thursday, July 7, to Penn State Behrend.The Smith Carillon Concert Series at Penn State Behrend has announced its 2016 performance schedule:

Thursday, July 7
Jakob DeVreese and Rachel Perfecto
Royal Carillon School, Belgium

Thursday, July 14
Mathieu Daniel Polak
Carillonneur, Erasmus University Rotterdam