Student Activities

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 9, 16, 23, 30: Smith Carillon Concert Series

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Student Activities

The Smith Carillon Concert Series has announced its 2015 performance schedule:

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.

April 8: Former Players Discuss Negro Leagues Baseball

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Educational Equity & Diversity
Student Activities
News & Events

The great-grandson of Baseball Hall of Famer Josh Gibson will lead a discussion with former Negro Leagues players during a free program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Wednesday, April 8. The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building, is open to the public.

Sean L. Gibson, executive director of the Josh Gibson Foundation, will lead the program, which will include former players Ted Toles Jr., of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, Newark Eagles and Cleveland Buckeyes; and Pedro Sierra, of the Indianapolis Clowns.

April 16: 'Extreme Engineering' with Science Channel's Danny Forster

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School of Engineering
Student Activities
News & Events

Danny Forster has a passion for architecture. He displays it weekly as host and producer of the Science Channel’s award-winning series “Build It Bigger.”

On Thursday, April 16, he’s bringing that passion to Erie.

April 9: Transformazium Presentation

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School of Humanities
Student Activities

The Neighborhood Print Shop is one of the projects of the artist collective Transformazium.Braddock, Pa. has earned national attention for its embrace of art and culture in its economic recovery.  On Thursday, April 9, members of Transformazium, an artist collective that plays a leading role in these efforts, will discuss their collaborative practice during a visit to Penn State Erie, the Behrend College.   

April 7: Boston Brass to Perform in Music at Noon

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School of Humanities
Student Life
Student Activities
Research and Outreach

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.

March 26: Astronomy Open House to Highlight James Webb Telescope

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School of Science
Student Activities

When it launches in October 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will allow us to observe some of the most distant objects in the Universe.

Before then though, the telescope must undergo a rigorous testing and assembly process, much of it conducted by Exelis Inc. Ronald Broccolo, an aerospace engineer, integration manufacturing engineer and product integration manager for Exelis Inc., will discuss that process when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, March 26.

March 23: See 'Wadjda' at International Women's Screening Series

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School of Humanities
Student Activities
Commission for Women

“Wadjda,” the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, will be featured when the Penn State Behrend International Women’s Screening Series resumes on Monday, March 23. The 6:30 p.m. screening in the Reed Auditorium is free and open to the public.