Student Activities

Students Construct Cardboard City to Raise Money for Second Harvest Food Bank

Sixteen student groups built cardboard homes as part of the Cardboard City fundraiser at Penn State Behrend.Joseph Helbling’s alarm went off at 2:30 a.m. The internal debate immediately began.

“When you wake up at 2:30, it’s easier to hit snooze than it is to roll out of bed and come here for your shift,” he said.

November 16: Choirs of Penn State Behrend to Perform 'Dona nobis pacem'

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities

"Dona nobis pacem," the fall concert from the Choirs of Penn State Behrend, will be performed on Sunday, Nov. 16.A performance of Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” will headline this year’s Penn State Behrend Chamber Singers and Concert Choir’s fall concert.

October 23: "Trans 101" Presentation with Helen Boyd

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities

Helen Boyd will discuss transgender issues on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Penn State Behrend.For more than a decade, Helen Boyd has been a leader and advocate when it comes to transgender issues. She voices her opinions through her blog as well as her memoirs, “My Husband Betty” and “She’s Not the Man I Married.”

Behrend Student Looks to Leave Mark in Music Industry

Zach Knight, a marketing student at Penn State Behrend, is set to release his first album in 2015.Zach Knight is a year away from graduation, but the Penn State Behrend student and aspiring musician is already putting his college education to good use.

Early last year, Knight, who previously majored in General Business and Project and Supply Chain Management, decided to make a change.

October 13: Dr. Meredith Bashaw to Discuss Animal Welfare

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities

Zoos often make for a pleasant atmosphere for visitors, but what about for their actual inhabitants — the animals?

That’s the question that Meredith Bashaw, associate professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College, attempts to answer daily through her animal welfare science research. Bashaw, one the world's foremost experts on captive giraffe behavior, will discuss her research when the Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

October 9: John Minichillo Reading

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities

John Minichillo will read from the Snow Whale when the Creative Writers Reading Series resumes on October 9.Even our most classic stories can benefit from a facelift. John Minichillo proves that.

Minichillo’s novel, The Snow Whale, is a comedic, contemporary retelling of Moby Dick. It still features the various metaphors for life that made Moby Dick a classic, but there’s a twist.

November 17: Speaker Series to Feature Jamie Tworkowski, "To Write Love on Her Arms"

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School of Engineering
Student Life
Student Activities
Personal Counseling

Jamie Tworkowski will open the 2014-15 Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend on Monday, Nov. 17.For Jamie Tworkowski, it started with a story.