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.
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.
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.
“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.