Coming up on January 26, 2013, the official installation of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society will occur at Penn State Behrend. Behrend was recently granted this chapter entrance at the annual convention after years of work. For five years, students had to do community service projects throughout Behrend and Erie County during the probationary period, as well as have a group of Tau Beta Pi members visit and review Behrend’s campus and engineering program. According to Tau Beta Pi’s official website, www.tbp.org, this society is based on “integrity and excellence of engineering.” Their website states that “Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in the field of engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges.” The site also states that “Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University. There are now collegiate chapters at 238 U.S. colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 535,605.” After adding this new chapter, all of Behrend’s degree programs will now have a nationally recognized honor society eligible to all students. Now Tau Alpha Pi, the national engineering technology honor society, will not be the only option for engineering students on campus. William Lasher is currently a professor in the Mechanical Engineering program here at Behrend. He began his career at Penn State Behrend in 1984 after receiving his B.S.E. and M.S.E from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D from the State University of New York from Buffalo. Dr. Thomas Hemminger is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Behrend, he received his B.S. from Cleveland State University, his M.S. from Clarkson University, and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Oladipo Onipede is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Behrend and received his B.S. from Colombia University, his M.S. from Tufts University, and his Ph. D from UCLA.
Am I just a hater for assuming that the Pirates will resume their sub .500 streak this season? I know it is way to early to start making predictions on how a season will end when the season has barely even started. But one of the many things that I have learned over the years is the hype doesn’t always translate to success. My point can be easily proven by talking to Jamarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf about their pro careers.
The first ever ECAC appearance for the Behrend Lions Mens Volleyball team ended with a loss against Wentworth on Saturday. The Lions fell in all three sets by a score of 25-21, 25-18, and 25-15. Behrend was not without great plays, with Josh Oertly, Nathan Steele and Joey Price all registering great games for the Lions who finish the season at 15-10 with a winning percentage of .600.
The Lady Lions track team took their talents to Gambier Ohio for the Kenyon College Spring Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Behrend was able to secure a top ten finish against the field as well as bring home another ECAC qualifying time by Katie Spade in the 800 meter run.
The Behrend Lions baseball team is behind the rest of the AMCC conference. The snow has kept the Lions from being able to play some games, but the games the Lions have played show that the Lions are a force to be reckoned with at 17-11 on the season. Sunday, the Lions were at the Behrend Diamond when the Houghton Highlanders came to play.
The Lady Lions softball team was on a losing skid. But not after La Roche came into the Lions den of Penn State Erie. The Lady Lions pulled off a 9-1 thumping of the Redhawks after they were able to take game one of the double header. This win stopped the bleeding of a 4 game losing streak and left the Lady Lions in good spirits as they stay afloat in the AMCC as they remain the third seed.
As Hudson Lofts is being built, more and more apartment spaces are becoming available to students on and off campus. After freshman year, many sophomores, juniors and seniors decide to live in apartments despite the higher cost. Apartment life can bring many additional costs, from general rent, to electric and utilities. Last but not least, another large cost for these students would be the price of food. However, what if I told you there is a way to grocery shop efficiently and effectively by purchasing specific health foods that have great longevity?