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A Penn State Behrend student discusses bullying-intervention methods with students at Erie Day School.

Psychology students launch mentoring program at Erie Day School

Psychology students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, visited Erie Day School for six weeks this spring to teach children how to best handle peer aggression. Their work was based on a three-year study by Charisse Nixon, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Behrend.

Erie Planetarium Moving to Penn State Behrend

Penn State Behrend will operate a new, expanded Erie Planetarium, which will be located in the School of Science complex. The system, which includes a projector and a 30-foot fiberglass dome, will be moved from the Watson-Curtze property on West Sixth Street, where it has operated since 1959, sometime in the first half of 2014.

The planetarium’s current director, Jim Gavio, will continue to develop astronomy programs for the system. He will be a Penn State employee.

Frog-gut science inspires young biologists.

Frog-gut science inspires young biologists

When his partner cut the frog open, Jimmy Lucas got a whiff of preservative: a stinky, nose-crinkling chemical odor.

“That is nasty,” he said, turning his head.

Then it passed, and he turned back, and the frog was awesome, showing its heart and bladder and kidneys and vomerine teeth.

The partner, Michael Rawlings, poked at a stringy, zigzag intestine. “Looks like spaghetti,” he said.

Earth's Eye writing festival scheduled for September 7.

Earth's Eye writing festival scheduled for September 7

Lia PurpuraThe poet and essayist Lia Purpura will help lead the second “Earth’s Eye: A Festival of Writing in and of the Natural World” at Presque Isle State Park on Sept. 7. She will discuss, among other things, how to use details to improve a story – a skill she honed while hunting for beach glass.

High school students invited to spend a summer day or evening at Behrend

High school students invited to spend a summer day or evening at Behrend

High school students and their parents will have four opportunities this summer to attend informal-yet-informative sessions with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

2013 Penn State Behrend Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

2013 Penn State Behrend Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced.

Penn State Behrend will induct six individuals—Danielle Bemis ’04, Jenny Detelich ’00, Jacob Hordych ’04, Andy Laver ’04, Ryan Seyler ’03, and Chris Shearer’02—into the College’s Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. will be inducted into the Hall on Saturday, September 28. Three championship winning teams will be inducted, too: the 1993-94 women’s basketball team, 1978 men’s soccer team, and the 2003 men’s soccer team.

2013 ERIE conference to focus on early childhood education

The value of early childhood education is typically measured by school readiness: reading level, language skills and mathematical ability. The 2013 ERIE conference at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will approach the debate from an economist's perspective, with one basic question: Is there a measurable economic benefit to these programs?

Frog-Gut Science Inspires Young Biologists

College for Kids Biology ProgramWhen his partner cut the frog open, Jimmy Lucas got a whiff of preservative: a stinky, nose-crinkling chemical odor.

“That is nasty,” he said, turning his head.

Then it passed, and he turned back, and the frog was awesome, showing its heart and bladder and kidneys and vomerine teeth.

‘Earth’s Eye’ Writing Festival to Return to Presque Isle State Park

Lia PurpuraThe poet and essayist Lia Purpura will help lead the second “Earth’s Eye: A Festival of Writing in and of the Natural World” at Presque Isle State Park on Sept. 7. She will discuss, among other things, how to use details to improve a story – a skill she honed while hunting for beach glass.

Mathematicians Gather for 3-Day Conference

math conferenceImagine the mathematicians at dinner, splitting the bill.

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