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Paul Lukasik Leaves Imprint at Behrend Through Servant Leadership Award

William Staniszewski was the recipient of this year's Paul Lukasik Servant Leadership Award.Paul Lukasik unassumingly walked to the podium, flashing an abashed smile at the crowd of more than 50 people in attendance at Penn State Behrend’s Center for Service and Civic Leadership’s Service Awards.

Alumnus Shares Cancer Fight at Relay for Life

Glenn Brooks never expected to be invited back to Penn State Behrend to speak to students.

“I changed my major several times, and it took me awhile to determine where I was headed as an adult,” said Brooks, a 1986 alumnus. “And let’s just say that I may have been working on my ‘social skills’ a little too much back then.”

But there are lots of surprises in life. Some are good. Some are not so good.

Cancer, for example.

May 8: Commencement to Award Over 600 Degrees

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spring 2014Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.

The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.

April 7: Boston Brass to Perform in Music at Noon

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For more than 27 years, Boston Brass’ unique brand of humor has been a staple of the brass quintet. The humor is a way for the group to bridge the gap of classical formality, one of the reasons they have been a repeat performer in Music at Noon: The Logan Series.

Boston Brass’ latest performance in the program takes place Tuesday, April 7, at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot. The performance is part of the 25th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series.

April 3: Penn State Laureate Susan Russell to Discuss Dignity

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The 2014-15 Penn State laureate Susan Russell will speak on Behrend's campus on Friday, April 3.As the 2014-15 Penn State laureate, Susan Russell is touring the state to promote dignity. On Friday, April 3, she brings that tour to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Penn State Behrend Students Raised $46K for THON

Penn State Behrend students raised more than $46,000 for the 2015 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which ended Feb. 22. Two students – Alexandra Laffey, a sophomore from Sewickley, and Mackenzie Yoho, a sophomore from Ellwood City – danced in the two-day event, which raised more than $13 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

May 6: Commencement

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Penn State Behrend Commencement

Friday, May 6, 2016

6:30 p.m., Erie Insurance Arena

(Candidates for graduation should report by 5:45p.m.)

No tickets are necessary.

Dr. Ashutosh V. Deshmukh, Professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems and program chair for the Penn State World Campus iMBA, will be the speaker.

Study Abroad Information Sessions

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Attend a one hour information session to learn about locations, costs, scholarships, deadlines, and the application process.

Penn State Behrend Leads AMCC Standings

With the fall teams having completed their seasons, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, leads the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference standings. The college has an 89.3 percent ranking – a full 5 percent higher than Franciscan University, which is in second place.

Penn State Behrend won conference titles in men’s golf, soccer and cross country, and in women’s soccer. Thirty-six student-athletes earned All-Conference honors.

February 12-13, 2016: Penn State Behrend Student Leadership Conference

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Penn State Behrend Student Leadership Conference


Please join Penn State Behrend students and staff who will offer insight into what direction to take on your leadership journey. Various sessions will be offered, providing guidance and direction for your college career and future. Round-trip transportation to and from the Bayfront Convention Center, Friday night lodging, three meals and complimentary snacks, and entertainment are all provided.