"People think a library has to be a quiet, stuffy place," says Stephanie Diaz, a reference and instruction librarian at Penn State Behrend's John M. Lilley Library. "There's value in that. But there's a lot more to what we do here."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty girls from Harbor Creek High School and Chautauqua Lake Secondary School participated in Penn State Behrend's first Women in Computing Day, which was designed to expose them to careers that are made possible by majoring in computing or information technology.