Student Life

College to Begin Construction of $25M Residence Hall

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.

New Monument Honors Mary Behrend

Mary Behrend once gave her oldest grandson a piece of advice about speaking in public:  “Keep it short,” she said.

March 23: Speaker Series Presents Robbie Bach

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On Wednesday, March 23, Microsoft’s former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach will discuss his time with the company when he visits Penn State Behrend as part of the college’s Speaker Series.Microsoft’s Xbox has become a staple of 21st century home entertainment — more than 120 million consoles have been sold since 2001. Perhaps no one knows why better than Robbie Bach.

February 15: Speaker Series Presents Benjamin Jealous

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Benjamin Jealous

As former president and CEO of the NAACP and the youngest president in the organization’s history, few individuals are more qualified to discuss race in America than Benjamin Jealous.

November 10: Speaker Series Presents Briana Scurry

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Briana ScurryBriana Scurry is one of the first African American professional female soccer players and has long been a pioneer of the sport.

Today, the Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion is pioneering a new cause: concussion awareness. A victim of a traumatic head injury herself, Scurry testified before Congress on traumatic brain injuries and concussions in sports.

October 8: Speaker Series Presents Kunal Nayyar

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Kunal Nayyar

On the CBS Emmy Award-winning sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” Kunal Nayyar entertains more than 19 million viewers weekly in his role as Dr. Raj Koothrappali.

On Thursday, October 8, several hundred of those 19 million viewers will get to experience Nayyar’s humor up close and personal.

Students Move in, Bringing Energy, Dreams ... and Guitars

With the bed made and the clothes folded away – thanks, Mom – the Class of 2019 turned to posters and trophies and throw rugs and Keurigs and bubblegum-colored rubber rain boots, all of which said: This is who I am.

Former Student-Athletes Earn Places in Hall of Fame

Seven former student-athletes will be inducted into the Penn State Behrend Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 3. Three teams also will be honored for their championship seasons.

 

SAE Club Enters Hybrid Vehicle in Annual Supermileage International Challenge

Cody Colpo and Katie Burbules are shown pictured with the hybrid car they entered in this year's Supermileage Competition.After three years of designing and refining a belt drive vehicle for the Society of Automotive Engineers’ International Supermileage Challenge, Cody Colpo and Katie Burbules were ready for a change.

July 23 & 24: Pioneer Reunion for 1948-63 Alumni

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Women in Glenhill Farmhouse dormitory roomThe first students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are invited to return for a special two-day reunion in July.