Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
 Phone: 814-870-1729
Posts tagged ‘behrend’
Posted: March 30th, 2014

When I was in high school, Yale University sent me a college application form. I never filled it out and returned it because Yale wanted a $60 fee to apply and since I really wasn’t considering the school, I wasn’t about to shell out what was then a lot of money for me.

I admit I’ve always wondered if I would have been accepted, but don’t regret not spending the money to find out.

High school students and parents soon learn that the cost of applying to colleges is one of the early expenses of many that come with a higher education.

Penn State Behrend is offering a bit of a break.

The college in Harborcreek Township is offering to waive Penn State’s $50 application fee for prospective students who attend an open house at Behrend on April 5.  The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes the opportunity to meet with faculty, attend a Student Services Fair, learn admissions and financial aid information, go on a walking tour of the campus and eat a complimentary tailgate lunch, organizers said.

To register or learn more, go to www.behrend.psu.edu/visit, call (814) 898-6100 or (866) 374-3378 or e-mail behrend.admissions@psu.edu.

 

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: January 28th, 2014

Bill Nye is giving a free talk Wednesday night at Penn State Behrend.

Known best for the TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” he’ll discuss his career and other topics, event organizers said.

The program will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Junker Center on the Harborcreek Township campus.

To learn more, go to http://psbehrend.psu.edu/news-events/events/january-29-2014-speaker-series-to-feature-bill-nye or call (814) 898-6171.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: January 27th, 2014

Penn State Behrend will be the site of a free performance today by duoJalal, a musical collaboration of classical viola and world percussion.

The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in McGarvey Commons in the Reed Union Building on the Harborcreek Township campus as part of the school’s Music at Noon: The Logan Series.

To learn more, visit http://psbehrend.psu.edu/news-events/events/january-27-2014-duojalal-to-perform-in-logan-series or call (814) 898-6289.

 

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: October 7th, 2013

Movie and music writer Kenneth Womack is set to share his Beatles scholarship today in a free program at Penn State Behrend.

“Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 236 of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center on the Harborcreek Township campus.

Organizers said the program is an interactive multimedia presentation that traces the Beatles’ songwriting practices, recording artistry and musicianship from its early, primitive recordings through the aesthetic heights of “Abbey Road” at the twilight of the band’s career.

To learn more, visit http://psbehrend.psu.edu/news-events/events-on-campus/October%207%3A-Yeah%21-Yeah%21-Yeah%21%3A-The-Evolving-Artistry-of-the-Beatles or call (814) 898-6158.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: September 4th, 2013

Penn State Behrend’s Creative Writers Reading Series opens Thursday with a free reading by poet and essayist Lia Purpura, the author of seven collections of essays, poems and translations.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel on the Behrend campus in Harborcreek Township.

To learn more, visit http://psbehrend.psu.edu/news-events/events/poet-and-essayist-lia-purpura-opens-creative-writers-reading-series or call (814) 898-6108.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: March 20th, 2013

Penn State Behrend will host a free discussion Thursday by an expert on zombie cinema.

Peter Dendle, author of “The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia,” will give a talk titled “Zombie Movies: Redefining the Zombie for the ‘War on Terror’” at 7:30 p.m. in 180 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, 5101 Jordan Road, Harborcreek Township.

To learn more, visit http://psbehrend.psu.edu/news-events/events-on-campus/zombie-movies-presentation or call (814) 898-6108.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: February 18th, 2013

Former Newsweek journalist Peter Annin will deliver a free lecture today at Penn State Behrend in Harborcreek Township.

Annin is the author of the book “The Great Lakes Water Wars,” which is also the title of his talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Reed Union Building’s second-floor auditorium.

He will discuss historical and expected water-sharing controversies and other environmental pressures on the Great Lakes, according to the school’s website. Visit http://psbehrend.psu.edu/news-events/events-on-campus/february-18-author-peter-annin-fights-the-great-lakes-water-wars or call (814) 898-6171 to learn more.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: January 22nd, 2013

Penn State Behrend is hosting a free talk this week by a Food Network personality.

Chef Jeff Henderson will be the Speaker Series presenter Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in McGarvey Commons in the Reed Union Building on the Harborcreek Township campus.

Henderson’s talk is titled “From the Streets to the Stove: The Power of Potential.”

To learn more about the event  or Henderson, call (814) 898-6171 or visit http://psbehrend.psu.edu/news-events/events-on-campus/january-23-chef-jeff-henderson-shares-his-life-story-from-the-streets-to-the-stove

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: October 17th, 2012

At least two free events are taking place Thursday at a couple colleges in northwestern Pennsylvania.

At Allegheny College in Meadville, the St. Olaf Orchestra will perform a concert at 7 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. Call (814) 332-3100 or visit http://sites.allegheny.edu/news/2012/10/10/st-olaf-orchestra-to-perform-free-concert-at-allegheny-college/

At Penn State Behrend in Harborcreek Township,financial journalist Adam Lashinsky will discuss “Inside Apple” at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center. Call (814) 898-6171 or visit www.psbehrend.psu.edu

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: July 15th, 2012

Penn State Behrend’s Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel will be the site of a free concert Monday at 7 p.m.

The performance will feature organist Larry Allen, director of music at Mount Lebanon United Lutheran Church, and oboist Scott Bell, from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, according to a news release from the college.

Free parking will be available in the Junker Center lot.

Call (814) 898-6063 to learn more.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Switch to our mobile site