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Cancer foundation thanks Penn State Behrend staff.

Cancer foundation thanks Penn State Behrend staff.

Mark Neidig was wearing a pink tie when he arrived for breakfast at Dobbins Dining Hall on Oct. 30. As the executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, the Erie-based nonprofit that funds testing of radio-wave cancer treatments, he wore pink on every day of October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Game Marathon to Raise Money for Children's Health

Got next? It could be a long wait.

The Game Development Club at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will participate in a 48-hour gaming marathon beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Club members will binge on horror-themed console, card and tabletop games, all the while raising money for charity: To play, they have to collect donations for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Penn State Behrend MBA program ranked among nation's best.

Penn State Behrend MBA Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is featured in “The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition.” The guide, published by the Princeton Review, calls the college’s MBA program “the best value for a working student in the local area.”

Penn State Behrend MBA Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is featured in “The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition.” The guide, published by the Princeton Review, calls the college’s MBA program “the best value for a working student in the local area.”

More Than 200 Attend College's First 'Business Day'

A stock market simulation and mock business classes highlighted the activities that more than 200 Erie, Crawford and Allegheny county high school students participated in Thursday, Oct. 24, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Engineering students create better bubble experience for children's museum.

Engineering students create better bubble experience for children's museum.

The bubble machine at the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum wasn’t as much fun this summer. The bubbles are supposed to be big – a gerbil-ball version of the Dawn-and-water mix we blew across the lawn as kids. But the humidity pops them.

The setup has other problems: The pulley rope keeps breaking. There’s rust on the frame. The bubble solution spills out, making a mess of the museum’s floor.

Studio Theatre to Stage 'Putnam County Spelling Bee'

For the overachievers who compete there – William Barfee, with his clogged nostril; or Marcy Park, the prodigy from Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows – “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the fall production of the Studio Theatre at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is a high-pressure P-A-L-A-E-S-T-R-A: a place to learn combat, described by one writer as “‛Survivor’ for nerds.”                                                         

Tickets on sale now for fall musical.

Tickets on sale now for fall musical.

For the overachievers who compete there – William Barfee, with his clogged nostril; or Marcy Park, the prodigy from Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows – “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the fall production of the Studio Theatre at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is a high-pressure P-A-L-A-E-S-T-R-A: a place to learn combat, described by one writer as “‛Survivor’ for nerds.”

Accelerated pre-health programs put students on fast track to careers in medical fields.

Accelerated pre-health programs put students on fast track to careers in medical fields.

Chelsea Monroe, a Williamsport native, has always been good at math. She also knew she wanted to work in the medical field.  When she learned that Penn State Behrend’s accelerated optometry program would allow her to spend one less year in school, she knew it added up to a smart career choice.

Intern Who Tended to U.S. Rep. Giffords After Shooting: 'Don't Underestimate Yourself'

Eighteen years, 1,875 interviews and one life-altering event later, the goal remains the same for Daniel Hernandez Jr.: helping people.

That was the prevailing message from the motivational speaker’s lunchtime presentation in front of 40 students, staff and faculty members in the lobby of Metzgar Center at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

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