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A student builds a pyramid with craft sticks and glue.

College for Kids registration opens

Registration for Penn State Behrend's College for Kids program is now open. Classes begin June 12.

Penn State Commencement, Agricultural Sciences, Dec. 2016

Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
Model African Union

Behrend students take on delegate roles at National Model African Union Summit

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.

Take a musical journey with the Behrend Concert Band

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.

April 26: College for Kids registration opens

Our summer enrichment program offers one-week courses for children ages 6 to 14. Classes begin June 12.
Seun Babalola pictured.

Penn State Behrend student collects thousands of bottles of water for Flint

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.
The Light in the Piazza

Things to Do at Penn State: April 7-April 13

Explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, a performance by the University's oldest a cappella group and Ludacris' Penn State Behrend concert highlight events happening April 7-13.
Bikash Subba, a senior mechanical engineering technology major, converses with an employer at Penn State Behrend's spring Career and Internship Fair, held March 16 at the college.

'You're marketing yourself'

More than 800 students attended Penn State Behrend's spring Career and Internship Fair, which was held March 16 at the college.
Proposals are now being accepted for Penn State Behrend's second-annual Digital Media Festival, which will be held Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31, at the college.

Digital Media Festival returns this spring to Penn State Behrend

Technology continues to change and influence our lives. That theme will be emphasized during Penn State Behrend’s second-annual Digital Media Festival later this month.
Student volunteers show coloring books they assembled during a Circle K training program at Penn State Behrend.

Circle K members see benefits of community service

Forget the Saturday nap: With a day off from classes, Nicole Overby, a senior at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, headed to the lecture hall. She’d spend the afternoon assembling coloring books, which would be given to patients at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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