Stranger Things star visits Behrend
Emmy-nominated actor David Harbour, who plays the character of Chief Hopper on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, opened the 2018-19 Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend in September with a question-and-answer session about his career on screen and stage. Harbour repeatedly encouraged students to accept their flaws. “Embrace the things you don’t like about yourself,” he said. “It will set you free, and the things you think are wrong with you are what make you beautiful and unique.”
Grape extension center hosts open house
This past fall, the Penn State Lake Erie Regional Grape Research and Extension Center held an open house for community members to see the work being done there and try a few of the tasty varieties that researchers are experimenting with. The applied science and outreach center was founded sixty-six years ago by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences to help the region’s grape growers identify, treat, and prevent agricultural disease and pest infestation. The center is directed by Dr. Mike Campbell, professor of biology at Behrend.
Twenty-five years of College for Kids
This summer marked the silver anniversary of Penn State Behrend’s popular College for Kids summer enrichment program. More than 1,300 young students participated in week-long classes on topics that ranged from programming robots to engineering K’NEX bridges to designing “escape rooms” to developing their improv skills and much more. More than 100 different classes were offered.
5K has sweet ending
The Athletics Department’s annual Berkey Creamery Ice Cream Run, a fall 5K (3.1-mile) event held on campus each fall, offers runners and walkers a truly sweet ending—an all-you-can-eat sundae bar featuring Penn State’s world-famous Berkey Creamery ice cream, a perfect post-run treat to cool down participants.