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October 23: "Trans 101" Presentation with Helen Boyd

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
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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.

April 16, 2015: Speaker Series to Feature Discovery Channel's Danny Forster

Behrend Section: 
School of Engineering
Student Life
Student Activities

 

Danny Forster

Sometimes when Danny Forster finds himself suspended hundreds of feet in the air or wedged beside a stone crusher a hundred feet below ground, he wonders why he hadn't focused more while earning his masters degree in architecture.

POSTPONED: Speaker Series to Feature Heather White, Environmental Working Group

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
Student Life
Student Activities

Heather WhiteHeather White has testified before Congress, briefed top Congressional staff members, and even worked on a presidential campaign. Now the nationally-recognized campaign strategist brings her environmental law prowess to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.