School of Humanities

PBS Program Features Penn State Behrend Faculty Member

The excavation of an ancient desert garden and pool complex – an archeological project directed by Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Behrend – was detailed in a documentary feature that appeared this month on PBS, including WQLN-TV in Erie. The full episode can be streamed here.

Jessica Piney

Lecturer in Spanish
Office Location: 
Turnbull 114
Phone: 
(814) 898 6904

April 30: Sarah Gerkensmeyer to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Sarah Gerkensmeyer will read from her works in the Creative Writers Reading Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Gerkensmeyer’s debut collection of stories, What You Are Now Enjoying, won the 2012 Autumn House Fiction Prize. Her stories have appeared in Guernica, The New Guard Literary Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. 

April 2: Thom Conroy to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Author Thom Conroy will read from his works in the Creative Writers Reading Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Conroy’s novel The Naturalist was published by Random House-New Zealand in 2014. He is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University, New Zealand.

March 27: Psychology Colloquium: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Jessica Schubert, guest speaker for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder talk on March 27.

Jessica Schubert will discuss obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at the next Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

March 26: Poet Laura Kasischke to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Laura Kasischke will read from her works when the Creative Writers Reading Series resumes March 26.By definition, Laura Kasischke is a poet. But it’s been suggested that that description might be selling her short.

March 4: 'Researching Like a Fan' Reimagining the Humanities Lecture

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Aimee Morrison will speak at Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, March 4.Thanks to the Internet and social media, our identities have never had the potential to be more ambiguous. Now, with just the click of a mouse, we can say anything or be anyone.

On Wednesday, March 4, Aimée Morrison will discuss how we construct our online identities when she visits Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for a special presentation.

March 19-21, March 26-28: "Spring Awakening" Musical at Studio Theatre

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Dates for Performances: March 19-21 and March 26-28 (7:30 p.m. all 6 days)

"Spring Awakening," the winner of eight TONY Awards, including Best Musical, is "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly). The show explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.