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January 27: Stand For State | Green Dot Launch

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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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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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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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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.

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.