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Penn State staff checks-in delegates for the Summer Leadership Conference

Summer Leadership Conference

Penn State staff checks-in delegates for the Summer Leadership Conference

Penn State staff checks-in delegates for the Summer Leadership Conference

Summer Leadership Conference

Penn State staff checks-in delegates for the Summer Leadership Conference

Penn State Behrend's student garden will continue to be a big part of the Sustainable Food Systems Program.

Sustainable Food Systems Program expands to Behrend and Beaver locations

Katie Chriest recently joined the University as sustainable food systems program coordinator for Commonwealth Campuses. The position expands the Sustainable Food Systems Program that launched at University Park three years ago and served as the impetus for the University’s student farm.
An aerial view of Erie's bayfront

'An all-hands-on-deck effort'

This year's ERIE conference connected the organizers of several economic revitalization efforts in the region. "The economy absolutely is changing," one said.
An aerial view of Erie's bayfront

Erie's bayfront (WS crop)

Erie is a "legacy" city, said Alison Goebel, the keynote speaker at this year's ERIE economic conference. "The economy absolutely is changing in these places," she said.

An aerial photo of Erie's bayfront.

ERIE conference at Penn State Behrend focuses on local economic efforts

Erie is suddenly flush with economic development efforts: Erie Refocused, Emerge 2040, the Erie Downtown Development Corp., and the Innovation Beehive Network, among others. This year's ERIE conference at Penn State Behrend looked at what's working, and where community planners still need to focus.
An aerial view of Erie's bayfront

Erie bayfront

Erie is a "legacy" city — a community that has experienced declines in both population and industry, said Alison Goebel, executive director of the Greater Ohio Policy Center. "The economy absolutely is changing," she said.

A sunrise over Lake Erie

Blocking aquatic invasive species

A new species appears in the Great Lakes watershed every six to eight months. New funding for Pennsylvania Sea Grant research could change that.
A sunrise over Lake Erie

Sunrise over Lake Erie

An $800,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will support a two-year effort to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species across Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on the Lake Erie Basin. The project will be led by the Pennsylvania Sea Grant program at Penn State Behrend.

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