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Baltimore, Washington D.C, and Spain are Behrend Spring Break destinations [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Baltimore, Washington D.C, and Spain are Behrend Spring Break destinations by Katie Galley wire service editor Some students like to relax and sleep in on their spring breaks. Some students will be heading to a warm, humid climate. Others will be working to save money up during their spring breaks. However, some students though plan to get an education over their spring breaks. About 40 Behrend students will continue their education over the 9 day spring break this year opting for trips that range from Baltimore, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Madrid, Spain. The Alternative Spring Break hosted by Catholic Campus Ministries will be sending 16 students to Baltimore, Maryland from March 7 to March 12. Behrend students will spend their time working between three local Baltimore charites. The students can choose whether they wish to volunteer at a soup kitchen, a men's shelter, or a women's drop-in facility. The soup kitchen in which the students will work serves breakfast and lun...
Wish-A-Thon to be held at Behrend [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Wish-A-Thon to be held at Behrend by Rose Forrest copy editor On Friday April 9th to Saturday April 10th, Commuter Council along with Student Activities, will hold the First Annual "Wish-AThon", a 12 hour dance marathon for the Make-A-Wish Foundation from 10:00pm to 10:00am in the Reed Commons. The event will sponsor Megan, a 5-year-old girl from Erie who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The money that is raised from the efforts of students from Behrend, Mercyhurst, and Gannon will help pay for her wish, a trip to Disney World. The event started out as a simple project by Commuter Council to increase student involvement, but it has escalated as plans evolved. Karl Gressley president of Commuter Council said, "I am very excited about the Wish-A-Thon. It is a great chance for students to have fun and help make a child's dream come true." DJ Titan will be providing the music for the overnight dance. There will also be games, activities and free food to break the evening ...
Behrend English Profs share creative works [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Behrend English Profs share creative works by Rose Forrest copy editor This Monday, February 22, there was standing room only in the Studio Theater for the annual "Behrend Reads." In the midst of the eerie, dimly lit scenery for The Visit, five Behrend professors from the English department, plus one guest, read selections from their personal works to students and fellow faculty. Christy McKim, 08 English, and Robin Clarke, 08 English, started off the evening by reading a poem done in two voices by Melissa Bender, who also coordinates the Women's Studies program here at Behrend. John Champagne next read an untitled piece on "gender trouble and ...appropriate masculinity." This was an autobiographical essay that juxtaposed his carreer with gendered expectaions he faced. The second reader, Brad Comaan, is new to Behrend. He read poems from a collec tion he entitled, "South Pacific." His first was a sonnet written to an aging athlete, more specifically, a ...
Audtions for B.R.U.N.O.S. [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Audtions for B.R.U.N.O.S. by Valerie Trost staff writer The Penn State Behrend theatre group, Matchbox Players, wants to introduce to all students a new and theatrical way of looking at Behrend college life. This musical review, written by students themselves, presents a satirical view illustrating the twists and turns of student experiences. The musical takes light to everything a student can relate to, these include: first loves, expenses, classes, dining halls, parties, and much more All this and popular broadway songs make up the first exclusively student operated musical review. Auditions for this exciting new project are Monday, March 1st, from 3:30-5, and Tuesday, March 2, from 5:30-7, in the music room which is Reed 119. Students need to come with sheet music and a prepared song, and also a class and work schedule. There are six main characters and a supporting cast. However, and it is noted that there is potential for possibly adding as many parts as the number of p...
Behrend offers new business major [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Behrend offers new business major by Nicole McGee _staff writer A new major is being proposed to Behrend's School of Business. At this point in time, details are subject to change. Tentatively, in the fall of 1999, classes will begin for a new finance major. Unlike traditional majors , the new Finance major is designed to be job-specific, perparing students to become Charted Financial Anlaysts (CFA). In order to become a CFA, three extremely comprehensive exams must be passed. This is where Behrend students will have an edge on competition. The courses involved in studying the major will be geared towards preparing students for the first of these exams. Professor Kay Johnson, School of Business, explains "We're trying to give students one step ahead, it possible, get students one step ahead of competition; this is more than just a finance degree. We tried to put together a criteria where students are actually trained for something in the business world; a specific career." P...
Speaker Series Committee to form in March [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Speaker Series Committee to form in March by David Young slafLwriter The Speaker Series has always brought big names on campus to speak. In the past, the has included former Vice President Dan Quayle, Jesse Jackson, and Greg Louganis, just to name a few. Sometimes, maybe the names are to big. When Greg Louganis came to speak, he was literally surrounded by autograph seekers making it a challenge to move things along. As Director of Student Activities. Chris Rizzo put it, "It was like a scene from a Hollywood opening night." Despite the confusion, the very gracious Louganis gave out many autographs and photos to people at the lecture. The Speaker Series will choose its committee for next year in March, and students should expect next year to bring the same quality speakers as in the past. Meetings and negotiations will start this summer. Every year a new group of people, headed by Chris Rizzo, meet and decide who will come and speak at Behrend. This year t...
Untitled Ad [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
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HiPS WiWM mSvm WAWW [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
HiPS WiWM mSvm WAWW What Are Your Plans For Spring Break This Year? "I am going to buy a ninja motorcycle." Kim Fowler, 02, Bio "I have a dentist appointment on March 9th that I have to go to." Shawn Hayes, 02, Chem "I am going over the falls in Canada." Chad Knight, 06, MIS " I am going over the falls with Chad." Katie Spyker, 01, PE "I plan to carve a new beating stick to keep all the | ladies away." Josh Meals, 02, MIS "I am going to Canada to win some money, see some strippers, and drink some beer." Shawn Koscho, 04, MIS I "I am going to Florida with some friends." I Meghan Hedges, 04, DUS I "I am going to Montreal for Spring break." I Adam Gutheridge, 04, BA
i Mgitggg [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
i Mgitggg CAREER DEVELOPMENT The Career Development Center at Penn State Erie. The Behrend College, will hold its first career fair for students in Business. Humanities, and Science on Thursday, Feb. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Reed Union Building Commons. More than 900 companies and organizations were invited to attend the fair, and 50 companies have already confirmed their participation. This event will be of interest to freshmen and sophomores as well as junior and seniors, since employers will be seeking candidates for summer and intern positions as well as full time, permanent positions. In addition to Penn State Behrend students, this event is open to students from other Erie College Career Cooperative schools: Allegheny College, Edinboro University, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst College. For more information about this career fair, visit the Web site http:// www.pserie.psu.edu/career/bfair.htm or call the Penn State Behrend Career Development Center at (814) 898-6...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
ARE THERE OTHER PLANETS LIKE EARTH? The Penn State Erie Open House Nights in Astronomy Series continues Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. with Habitable Planets presented by Dr. Darren Williams, assistant professor of physics. Williams'lecture. which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 101 of the Otto Behrend Science Building. Williams, an astrophysicist, was internationally recognized for his publication last fall in Nature, the world's most prestigious journal of science. Williams' research suggests that the earth might have tilled more toward the sun 600 million years ago than it docs today. In a previous paper published by Nature in 1997, he explored the possibility that there are prospects for life on moons around other stars and planets.In his lecture, Williams will consider the main factors that affect whether or not a planet is suitable for life, including distance from a star, presence of an atmosphere, and stability of orbit and spin. He will also...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Calendar of Events 25 Thure 26Fri 27Sat 28?"• SPC Movie: "I Still Know What you did • SPC Movie: "I Still Know what you • SPC Movie: "I Still Know what you did • Catholic Mass Reed Commons Last Summer" Reed 117 9:00pm did Last Summer"Reed 117 10:00pm Last Summer" Reed 117 10:00pm 8:00pm • Astronomy Open House: Otto Behrend • Spring Play: The Visit, Studio • Spring Play: The Visit 8:00pm • SPC Movie: "I Still Know what you 7:30pm Theatre- 8:00pm • Shah Richards, Singer- 8:30 Bruno's did Last Summer" Reed 117 9:00pm • Spring Play "The Visit", Studio Theatre- • Comedian John Bush Bruno's • Spring Play: The Visit Studio Theatre 8:00pm 8:30pm 2:30pm *| Mon ATues ^Wed Jl Thurs . o™ - ™MMO.^OI A,,Hiti«ne D ^H 11Q * S.U.E. meeting Reed 114 12pm • Speaker Series: Dr. Jack Young • Women's Film Series Reed 117 • |prm£| Muacal Aud.t.ons Reed 119 # ^^ Thea y ter .s . Trave,jng Black Reed Union Building Lecture Hall 7:3 °Pm ' P History Show Reed Commons 6pm 12pm • Spring Musical Auditions Reed ...
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Career fair is full of opportunity [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Career fair is full of opportunity Aview from the lighthouse The Career Fair, which is being held on February 25th, is a great opportunity for students who are graduating soon, as well as for other undergraduate students. For undergraduate students who attend, there may be a possibility that they may be able to find a poiential summer job or internship. This is an added bonus, because a summer job or an internship would give students one more thing to add onto their resumes when ihey finally graduate. The career fair would also give students a chance to learn about many job titles. It would also offer them a chance to ask any questions that they might have about the requirements of the job, such as hours, responsibilities, and pay. A wide variety of employers, such as Old Navy, Mellon Bank, the Governor's office, the Erie Family Center for Development, and the Erie Art Museum, will all be attending the fair. These people are mostly technical staff members...
Face it Greeks, you've asked for ridicule [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Face it Greeks, you've asked for ridicule Letters to the editor: behrco!12 @ aol.com By Ryan Van Winkle Orange Source Syracuse University First, a little background: A sorority girl wrote a letter to Syracuse University's Daily Orange, complaining about an editorial cartoon the paper ran that portrayed sororitybimbos in tight, black pants. The girl didn't think it was funny and lamented that because she wears letters on her chest, she is a target. I wrote this letter to the paper in an effort to dig the prissy's long nails out of the editors' backs. They didn t print it, so I'm sharing it with you. To the Vocal Greeks: Shut up. You ARE a target. Just like guys who drive Humvees are targets. People who join your society know full well what they are getting into. You did this to yourselves. You joined a stereotype. That's what the Greek system is — a big, ugly, bingedrinking, black-pants-wearing, roofie- dropping, leg-spreading stereotype. It was like that when you joined an...
MP3s are great for college students [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
MP3s are great for college students What You Talkin 'Bout Willis.._ WILL JORDAN What's the deal with MP3s? l-oi those thai don'l know. MP3 stands lot Mpegl Layer.l An MP3 is a software program that enables people to play a song. MP3s can be found ai many sites throughout the world wide web. You can find virtually any song, from any artist, from any genre of music. Whole albums are even available at several ot the MP3 sites as well. MP3s are a ureal ihinu I' oi consum ers, especially college students trying to save a few dollars on CDs. You are able to download and listen to favorite things for nothing. MP3s and MP3 players are free to download. So, what's wrong with saving a few dollars and listening to your favorite songs'? Well, by downloading MP3s and trading them over the internet, people are breaking copyright laws. So in a sense, taking advantage of what is made available to us. is wrong. There are many sites that give a warning to whoever is downloading that if th...
Should Matthew Hale be allowed to practice law? [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Should Matthew Hale be allowed to practice law? The Behrend Review CHARLES TESTRAKE In Illinois there is a twenty-seven year old guy named Matthew Hale who wants to be a lawyer. He has gone to and graduated from law school, and he has taken and passed the Illinois state bar examination. He has never been convicted of a felony. So what is the problem'.'Any other person with these credentials would definitely be allowed to enter the legal profession. However, Matthew Hale isn't just any other person. He is a white supremacist. Due lo his personal beliefs, should Matthew Hale be allowed lo practice the law? No - according to an Illinois state panel which determines who should be granted a license to practice in the state of Illinois. In a 2-1 split decision the panel staled thai Hale: "free as the First Amendment allows, to incite as much racial hatred as he desires and to attempt lo carry out his life's mission of depriving those he dislikes of their legal rights. But, in ou...
Hate crimes law would undermine protection of rights [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Hate crimes law would undermine protection of rights By Robert W. Tracinski Knight-Ridder Newspapers The gruesome killings last year of two men - a black man in Texas who was dragged along the ground while tied to a pickup truck, and a homo sexual student in Wyoming who was bound to a fence and beaten - ha\c inspired new cries for a "hale crimes" law. This law would make crimes motivated by enmity toward blacks, gays or other protected groups into a special federal offense. The ostensible purpose of such a law is to protect minorities from persecution. The result, however, would be the exact opposite. Targeting those with "politically incor rect" motives undermines the principle of objective law that undergirds our legal system's protection of rights. Criminal law exists to prohibit certain actions - to safeguard individuals against force or fraud. For this purpose. there is no shortage of existing statutes. The accused killers in Wyoming and Texas, for example, are fully ...