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.
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.
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.
Penn State Behrend will begin construction of a $25 million, 250-bed residence hall in the spring of 2017. The building, which will be located near Ohio Hall, at the southwest corner of campus, is scheduled to open at the start of the fall 2018 semester.
Penn State’s Board of Trustees awarded a design-build contract to Turner Construction of Pittsburgh to develop the 65,000-square foot building. The company also managed the renovations and expansion of Erie Insurance Arena.