Penn State Behrend's free webinar series Rise & Shine is for our alumni, retirees, and friends. Rise & Shine will share exciting updates and provide educational information about programs and initiatives happening at the college.
2020-21 Rise & Shine Schedule
- September 3: Wintergreen Gorge's Sustainability Project
- October 2: The Electoral College: Past, Present, and Future
- November 5: Behrend Collaborates for Women's Health
- December 3: Finance 101: New Year, New You (info coming soon)
- January 7: State of the College (info coming soon)
- February 4: Innovation Commons (info coming soon)
- March 4: TBD
- April 1: Virtual and Augmented Reality Becomes a Reality at Behrend (info coming soon)
- June 3: Gardening 101 (info coming soon)
Wintergreen Gorge's Sustainability Project
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Behrend's landmark treasures serves as a community asset. Sherri A. “Sam” Mason, Ph.D., sustainability coordinator at Penn State Behrend, will provide an update on the improvements that have been made at Wintergreen Gorge and the next phases of the project.
The Electoral College: Past, Present, and Future
Friday, October 2, 2020
Dr. Robert Speel, associate professor of political science, will discuss the origins and creation of the Electoral College method of choosing presidents in the United States; the history of the Electoral College process, controversies over its use, arguments for continued use of the Electoral College and the inaccuracies of some of those arguments; and potential future changes to the American presidential election process.
Behrend Collaborates for Women's Health
Thursday, November 5, 2020
As the largest research institute in the country devoted exclusively to women’s health and reproductive biology, Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) will bring locally focused clinical trials to northwestern Pennsylvania. As the region’s research university and academic partner in this initiative, Penn State Behrend will provide the academic programs, pipeline of talent, and commercialization support to sustain the Erie institute. Dr. Ivor Knight, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of biology, and Dr. Halina Zyczynski, medical director, Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie, will discuss the tremendous potential this initiative offers to transform the Erie region.