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Penn State Behrend students pose with homeowners during a spring break service trip to Houston.

Learning while serving

"The smallest things we do for others can make a huge difference," says Priya Patel, one of 24 Behrend students who traveled to Texas to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Penn State Behrend students pose with homeowners during a spring break service trip to Houston.

ASB 2018 (widescreen crop)

One hundred students from six Penn State campuses spent their spring break in Texas, gutting homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

A woman stands in the doorway of a dilapidated house.

Revitalizing the Rust Belt

The Public Policy Fund at Penn State Behrend will launch with two days of programming, including lessons from redevelopment in Detroit’s urban core.
A middle-school student watches a marble roll down a constructed track

'If it works, it's totally worth it.'

Students tested Rube Goldberg machines at the regional Science Olympiad, hosted by Penn State Behrend. It didn't take long for things to go wrong.

Feb. 27: Behrend Concert Band

The band will perform "A Musical Travelogue" at 8 p.m. in McGarvey Commons.
On Saturday April 21, Hoodie Allen will headline the spring concert at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Public tickets, which cost $10, will be available beginning March 15.

Hoodie Allen to headline spring concert

The Long Island rapper will perform at Junker Center April 21. Public tickets cost $10; Behrend students pay just $5.
Graphic promoting 2017 Lake Effect poetry contest

'Lake Effect' selects best high school poems

A national poetry contest sponsored by our B.F.A. in creative writing program drew nearly 2,000 entries.

Feb. 22: Speaker Series

Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will discuss cybersecurity and the drive toward autonomous vehicles at 7:30 p.m. in McGarvey Commons.

Feb. 22: "Marketing is Storytelling" program

Jeff Blackman, senior vice president of creative at SYFY, will discuss storytelling techniques at 4 p.m. in Burke 180.

Feb. 21: Music at Noon: The Logan Series

The Grammy-nominated piano duo ZOFO will perform at noon in McGarvey Commons.