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Jerry Magraw, a senior technician, instructs McDowell High School students on creating a compound containing an ester during a chemistry outreach event held Wednesday, May 17, at Penn State Behrend.

Who knew science could smell so good?

McDowell High School's organic chemistry class visited Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on May 17 for a day of hands-on chemistry experiments in an academic chemistry lab.
GE executive Nancy Anderson

GE executive creates $100,000 scholarship for Penn State Behrend students

A $50,000 gift from Nancy Anderson, former chief information officer and Digital Thread leader for GE Transportation, will provide scholarships for students with financial need at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. A $50,000 match from GE will double the gift’s impact.
Dawn Blasko

Dawn Blasko named executive director of University Faculty Senate

Dawn Blasko, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been appointed executive director of the University Faculty Senate. Blasko, who will begin her new role on July 1, has been a member of the Faculty Senate for nearly 17 years and is a past chair.
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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.
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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
Penn State Behrend commencement speaker Priscilla H. Hamilton

'The Helping Hand': Alumna Priscilla Hamilton's spring 2017 commencement address

Alumna Priscilla H. Hamilton, class of 1978, gave the commencement address at Penn State Behrend’s spring 2017 graduation ceremony, held May 5 in Erie Insurance Arena.
Abbey Frederick and Macey Eyler pour DNA into beakers.

Middle-school girls enjoy slimy science at Penn State Behrend’s Math Options

The 21st annual Math Options Career Day was held at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on May 9. The daylong program was designed to expose young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields that generally are dominated by men.
Runners compete at a Penn State Behrend track meet.

Penn State Behrend scoreboard

The track and field teams at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, won the 2017 Colonial States Athletic Conference men’s and women’s titles. The college swept the awards for male and female track and field athletes of the year. The college’s softball team won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title after the championship tournament was canceled due to rain.

UHS to collect student health insurance information for 2017-18

Penn State is moving toward a University-wide health insurance requirement for the 2018-19 academic school year. In preparation for the new requirement, University Health Services (UHS) will begin collecting student health insurance information in May 2017.
Students attend Penn State Behrend's spring commencement

Penn State Behrend commencement celebrates the Class of 2017

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, awarded 651 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its spring commencement. The ceremony was held at Erie Insurance Arena.