Sometimes there is nothing more therapeutic than a trip back home. That’s a theme that will be emphasized in “Love Call me Home,” this year’s spring concert from the Young People’s Chorus of Erie. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. May 12 at Luther Memorial Church in Erie.
A team of Penn State Behrend students participated in Howard University’s 15th annual National Model African Union Summit. The four-day summit, sponsored by the African Union Mission and Member State Embassies in Washington, D.C., is a simulation of the proceedings of the African Union.
The Penn State Behrend Concert Band’s annual spring performance will be held Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in McGarvey Commons at the college. The program, titled “Journeys” is intended to be a musical travelogue across several continents.
Mickie MacNicol, a junior nursing major at Penn State Behrend, will combine her passions for humanitarianism and photography this spring. From now until the end of the semester, she invites all graduating seniors to contact her to set up a senior photo shoot. In exchange for the photos, participating students are asked to donate only what they can afford, and MacNicol will give all proceeds from the photo shoots to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.
“A Muse of Fire,” this year’s spring concert from Penn State Behrend’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, will be held April 23 at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, located at 250 W. 7th Street in Erie. The program will feature a rendition of “Requiem,” the seven-movement piece that is among the best-known works of composer Gabriel Fauré.
The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the contiguous United States, Jimmy Carter was president. Sony had just introduced a new portable music player: the Walkman. So this summer’s Great North-American Eclipse will be a major astronomical event.
Mary Biddinger will read excerpts from her poetry collection “A Sunny Place with Adequate Water” on April 20 during the final installment of the 2016-17 Creative Writers Reading Series at Penn State Behrend. Her 6 p.m. reading and the reception preceding it are free and open to the public.
Seun Babalola, a sophomore political science major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, collected more than 3,000 bottles and raised $308 to assist the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The bottles will be delivered in early April to Mission of Hope, a church and food bank in the Flint area.
Sullivan will read excerpts from her short story collection “Blue Talk and Love” on Thursday, April 13, when the 2016-17 edition of the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Behrend. Her 6 p.m. reading and the reception preceding it are free and open to the public. Both events will be held in the Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel.