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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?

Nov. 8: Midterm election discussion

Political strategists Megan Winters and Melanie Brewer will discuss the success of female candidates in the midterm election at 5 p.m. in Metzgar Center.
Penn State Behrend alumna Ashlyn Kelly writes on a post-it note in the Reed Union Building stairwell.

(Not so) random acts of kindness

A life-changing experience led alumna Ashlyn Kelly to join, and then lead, the Random Acts of Kindness club, which works anonymously to promote goodwill at Penn State Behrend.
Penn State Behrend alumna Ashlyn Kelly writes on a post-it note in the Reed Union Building stairwell.

Ashlyn Kelly in the RAK stairwell

Ashlyn Kelly and other members of the Random Acts of Kindness club at Penn State Behrend leave anonymous notes of support in a stairwell in the college's Reed Union Building.

Faculty, staff and students assemble on a Penn State Behrend field in the formation of a 70.

Celebrating Penn State Behrend

A three-day event for parents, families and alumni will launch a yearlong celebration of the college's 70th anniversary.
The Nittany Lion stands in front of Burke Center at Penn State Behrend

Parents and families weekend graphic

Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend at Penn State Behrend will be held Sept. 21-23. The event, which coincides with the start of the college's 70th anniversary, is a celebration of Penn State Behrend's past, present and future.

A portrait of the actor David Harbour

Speaker Series will feature star of 'Stranger Things'

This year's Speaker Series will include an Emmy-nominated actor, a former presidential candidate, a former CIA director and the founder of the #MeToo movement.
A portrait of the actor David Harbour

Behrend Speaker Series graphic

Emmy-nominated actor David Harbour will open the 2018-19 Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend with a discussion of his career on screen and stage.

Two students dance during move-in day at Penn State Behrend

Home suite home

With the addition of Trippe Hall, Penn State Behrend can now house nearly 2,000 students on campus. That's good news for the Class of 2022, which includes students from 20 foreign countries.
Two students dance during move-in day at Penn State Behrend

Behrend move-in day dancers

Welcome Week leaders dance outside Almy Hall during Penn State Behrend's 2018 move-in day. More than 1,600 students are living on campus this year.

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