The 26th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, opens Wednesday, Sept. 23, with a performance from Cordis, an ensemble built upon the cello, concert cimbalom, piano and percussion.
Katie Ford’s approach to poetry may seem unconventional, but it’s deliberate as well.
“I am not a fast writer,” the author of “Colosseum” and “Blood Lyrics” said in a 2008 interview. “Poems, to me, are events, occurrences, not exercises or tasks. Many things — not stars, not fates, not the gods — have to come into alignment for a poem to occur.”
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.
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.
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.
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.