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Penn State Behrend volleyball player Lexi Irwin sets the ball.

Behrend volleyball team sweeps first AMCC matches

The Penn State Behrend women’s volleyball team is 2-0 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference after straight-set wins against Franciscan and Penn State Altoona. Setter Lexi Irwin, a senior from Greensburg, was named AMCC Player of the Week.
University Police Officer Luke Shivery next to patrol car

University Police begins equipping officers with kit to treat opioid overdoses

Currently, seven campus police stations are equipped with naloxone, including Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Erie, Great Valley and University Park. Administrators continue to work with local and county agencies to equip officers with naloxone at the remaining campuses.
Henrietta Goodman pictured.

Poet Henrietta Goodman to read at Penn State Behrend

Henrietta Goodman will read poems from her sonnet collection "All That Held Us" on Thursday, Oct. 4, when she visits Penn State Behrend as part of the college’s Creative Writers Reading Series.
AcousticSheep LLC CEO Wei-Shin Lai, center, meets with a student during Penn State Behrend's Fall Career and Internship Fair, held Sept. 19 at the college.

Erie startups seek top local talent at Penn State Behrend career fair

A record 184 companies attended Penn State Behrend's Fall Career and Internship Fair, held Sept. 19 in the college’s Junker Center. More than 1,400 students, also a record, attended the event, which was sponsored by the Academic and Career Planning Center.
A dinner plate painted to honor the actress Julie Andrews.

Behrend students save a seat for women in history

The artist Judy Chicago's 1979 masterwork, 'The Dinner Party,' celebrated women from myth and history. A class project at Penn State Behrend honors Chicago's vision while paying tribute to a new set of women.
An exterior view of Penn State Behrend's new Trippe Hall.

Penn State Behrend dedicates new 251-bed residence hall

With the addition of Trippe Hall, a four-story, $28.4 million residence hall, Penn State Behrend can now house nearly 2,000 students in 19 buildings on campus.
2018 Alumni Fellows photo

14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
Taylor May, shown here with Gabrielle Dietrich, director of Choral Ensembles at Penn State Behrend and artistic director for YPC Erie, had never sung in a formal choir until he came to college.

Taylor May finds success through song

When Taylor May first arrived at Penn State Behrend, he had never sung in a formal choir. The senior digital media, arts, and technology major now says that joining the Behrend Concert Choir ended up being one of the best decisions he has ever made.
Julie Fowlis will perform songs from both Disney's “Brave” and her most-recent album “Alterum” when she visits Penn State Behrend on Tuesday, Oct. 2, as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series.

Julie Fowlis of Disney's 'Brave' to perform in Music at Noon

Julie Fowlis will perform songs from both Disney's “Brave” and her most recent album, “Alterum,” when she visits Penn State Behrend on Oct. 2 as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series.
Vertna Bradley pictured.

SPLICE Festival fuels Behrend professor’s affinity for short films

This past year, Vertna Bradley, an assistant teaching professor of film studies at Penn State Behrend, created the SPLICE Film Fest, an international film and video art festival showcasing short films ranging in length of at least 1 minute to no more than 10 minutes. Held this past summer at the Erie Movie House, the inaugural SPLICE Film Fest received more than 400 entries from 55 different countries.