The Behrend Medallion -- Penn State Behrend's foremost recognition of an individual who has brought honor to his or her profession and community -- was presented on May 23 to Thomas B. Hagen, chairman of the board of Erie Insurance Group. Joining Hagen, center, were the last four Penn State Behrend leaders: from left, Jack Burke, Ralph Ford, John M. Lilley and Don Birx.
'I want people to have a clearer historical sense of the often vexed and contradictory relationship between art and politics,' says John Champagne, professor of English and chair of Global Languages and Cultures at Penn State Behrend.
A May 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony formally opened the $1 million HERO BX biodiesel lab at Penn State Behrend. Undergraduate students will work with HERO BX chemists to reduce the sulfur content in biodiesel feedstocks.