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Penn State Behrend student Billy Santoro hugs a guy to whom he has donated bone marrow

A life-saving match

Behrend student Billy Santoro had his DNA tested at a campus bone marrow drive. When he matched with a teen in need in Louisville, both of their lives changed forever.
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Penn State Behrend alumna Ashlyn Kelly writes on a post-it note in the Reed Union Building stairwell.

(Not so) random acts of kindness

A life-changing experience led alumna Ashlyn Kelly to join, and then lead, the Random Acts of Kindness club, which works anonymously to promote goodwill at Penn State Behrend.
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The 17th annual Erie presentation of Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, in the McGarvey Commons of the Penn State Behrend's Reed Union Building. The performance begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Celebrate the holidays with the 17th annual Tuba Christmas at Penn State Behrend

The 17th annual Erie presentation of Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, in the McGarvey Commons of Penn State Behrend's Reed Union Building. The performance begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Penn State Behrend basketball player Andy Niland dribbles the ball.

Behrend basketball player scores 1,000th career point

A layup in the second half of a loss to La Roche gave Penn State Behrend basketball player Andy Niland his 1,000th career point. Niland, a senior from Fairview, is just the 19th player in program history to reach that mark.
The Jazz Ensemble at Penn State Behrend will perform its fall concert Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in the McGarvey Commons of the college’s Reed Union Building.

Penn State Behrend Jazz Ensemble to perform annual fall concert Dec. 6

The Jazz Ensemble at Penn State Behrend will perform its fall concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the McGarvey Commons of the college’s Reed Union Building.
Mary Behrend Monumnent

Inscribed pavers discounted to $70 to celebrate Behrend's 70th anniversary

Need a holiday gift for your favorite Penn State Behrend student or alum? You’re in luck—for a brief time, the donation level to place an engraved paver in the walkway of the Mary Behrend Monument has been discounted by more than half.
Pam Silver, distinguished professor of biology and interim dean for academic affairs at Penn State Behrend, sits next to a stream.

Rejected by an academic journal? Your writing might be the problem

As editor-in-chief of the journal Freshwater Science, Penn State Behrend Professor Pam Silver sought out young and diverse voices. "They still want to save the world," she said. "You can help mentor them to direct that energy to things that are important."
A head shot of political analyst Elise Jordan

Heard on Campus: Howard Dean debates Elise Jordan at Penn State Behrend

Political analyst Elise Jordan debated former presidential candidate Howard Dean during a Penn State Behrend Speaker Series event, which focused in part on the tone of today’s politics. “People immediately brand someone who thinks differently as the enemy,” Jordan said. “That’s easier than having an actual conversation, and seeing where you can find common ground.”