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This is Behrend, Episode 2.1: Athletics

At Penn State Behrend, athletics and academics go hand in hand. Last year, 63 percent of Behrend student athletes maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. In the same year, the college also earned its 14th straight AMCC Presidents Cup Championship. What’s helped Penn State Behrend field such a strong Division III program?

The 17th annual Erie presentation of Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, in the McGarvey Commons of the Penn State Behrend's Reed Union Building. The performance begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Celebrate the holidays with the 17th annual Tuba Christmas at Penn State Behrend

The 17th annual Erie presentation of Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, in the McGarvey Commons of Penn State Behrend's Reed Union Building. The performance begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Jazz Ensemble at Penn State Behrend will perform its fall concert Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in the McGarvey Commons of the college’s Reed Union Building.

Penn State Behrend Jazz Ensemble to perform annual fall concert Dec. 6

The Jazz Ensemble at Penn State Behrend will perform its fall concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the McGarvey Commons of the college’s Reed Union Building.
Lex Leamon works to create a mechanical hand during 21st Century Kids, held Friday, Oct. 19, at Penn State Behrend.

Youngsville students explore career pathways at 21st Century Kids

A total of 55 seventh-graders from the Youngsville School District attended 21st Century Kids, held Friday, Oct. 19, at Penn State Behrend. The program brings youth from rural populations to the college, allowing them to experience a college setting and participate in hands-on STEM workshops taught by Penn State Behrend faculty members and leaders from local STEM-focused businesses.
The Young People's Chorus of Erie will hold its holiday concert, “Star of Wonder” Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church.

YPC Erie holiday concert to highlight themes of wonder and discovery

“Star of Wonder,” this year's holiday concert from the Young People's Chorus of Erie, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Our Lady of Peace Church in Erie. Musical selections will focus on stars and celestial bodies, as well as the theme of “wonder.” Several holiday favorites also will be performed.
The Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio will bring its smooth, classical music sounds to Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Nov. 8, when they perform as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series.

Piano-violin-cello trio takes center stage at Penn State Behrend

The Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio will bring its smooth, classical music sounds to Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Nov. 8, when they perform as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. The performance takes place at noon in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot.
A portrait of NASA astronaut Mike Fincke

NASA astronaut and Pittsburgh native Mike Fincke to visit Penn State Behrend

Astronaut Mike Fincke will discuss his experience with NASA at an Open House Night in Astronomy at Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Nov. 1. His presentation, “Space Exploration: the International Space Station, the Moon and Beyond,” will begin at 7 p.m. in room 180 of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, 5101 Jordan Road.
This past summer, Penn State Behrend senior Sean Wither interned with Delaware North, a global food service and hospitality company that supports several of the country’s professional sports teams.

Concessions work leads Behrend student to 'Big-League' opportunity

This past summer, Behrend student Sean Wither interned with Delaware North, a global food service and hospitality company that supports several of the country’s professional sports teams. Wither was stationed at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.

Excelerate Program Announcement

Erie Insurance has partnered with Penn State Behrend to create scholarships for first-year students and funding for upper-level students to work with local businesses and non-profits. In its first year, the program, called Excelerate, is expected to provide scholarships and stipends for as many as 50 students.

Excelerate Program Announcement

Erie Insurance has partnered with Penn State Behrend to create scholarships for first-year students and funding for upper-level students to work with local businesses and non-profits. In its first year, the program, called Excelerate, is expected to provide scholarships and stipends for as many as 50 students.

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