The Behrend beacon. (Erie, Pa.) 1998-current, November 19, 1998, Image 3

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Thanksgiving Dinner for 6 strangers
SPC Movie: “Dead Man on Campus ” -
23 Mon
Basketball (JV) vs. Allegheny - 7:30p.m
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A Holiday Auction is Planned by
the Protestant Campus Ministry
at Penn State Erie, The Behrend
College. They will host their an
nual Holiday Auction Tuesday,
Dec. 1 in the Reed Union Build
ing. Doors open for viewing at 6
p.m., and auctioneer Clark
Johnson will open the bidding at
7 p.m. “We hold the auction each
year to support the programs and
activities of students involved in
Protestant campus ministry," said
Kelly Shrout, coordinator of Prot
estant Campus Ministry. Proceeds
from the event support ministry
services for students, including
worship, devotionals, books, and
visiting speakers. More than 80
items have been donated for the
auction by a variety of Erie mer
chants including Conway and
O’Malley, Stan’s Garden Center,
Hearthside Framing Gallery,
Kraus Electric, Barad Lighting
Company, Carpetworld, Merle
Norman Cosmetics, Diamond
Men’s Store, and Barnes and
Noble. YMCA memberships and
tickets from the Erie Playhouse
and the Erie Otters are up for bid
ding, as well as meals from Coun
try Cookin’, Spinner McGee's, and
the Riverside Inn. This event is
open to the public. For more in
formation, please call Protestant
Campus Ministry at 814/898-
The Christmas Star at Penn State
Erie will be seen on DEC. 3.
What did the wise men actually
see in the sky over Bethlehem two
thousand years ago? Dr. Roger
Knacke, director of the School of
Science at Penn State Erie, The
Behrend College, will discuss
theories of the star of Bethlehem
on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Otto Behrend Science
Building. His lecture, which is
free and open to the public, con
tinues the College's 1998-99 Open
House Nights in Astronomy Se
ries. Knacke is a NASA-funded
scientist who has written exten-
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sively in the fields of planetary
science, interstellar matter, and
star and planet formation. His pre
sentation will consider whether the
star of Bethlehem may have actu
ally been a comet, a meteor, an ex
ploding star, or a gathering of plan
ets. Knacke will examine the star's
description in the Bible and cor
relate it with astronomical evi
dence to suggest plausible expla
nations for what the star might
have been. Computer simulations
of the sky over Bethlehem at the
time of the birth of Jesus will be
included. The level of Knacke's
lecture is suitable for both children
and adults. Astronomical observ
ing sponsored by the Penn State-
Behrend Astronomy Club and the
Society of Physics Students will
follow the lecture, weather permit
ting. For more information about
the program, please call the Penn
State Erie School of Science at
Distinguished Author Tim
O’Brien will read from his se
lected works at Penn State Erie
The Behrend College, on Thurs
day, December 3 at 7:00p.m. in the
Reed Lecture Hall. His appear
ance, which is free and open to the
public , continues the Creative
Writers Speakers Series.
O’Brien’s visit to Behrend coin
cides with the publication of his
new novel, Tomcat in Love. A pre
vious work, In the Lake of the
Woods, was selected for honors by
the New York Times Book Review
and Time magazine, and received
the 1995 Cooper Prize for Histori
cal Fiction from the Society of
American Historians. O’Brien
had been praised for the “sheer
brilliance” of his technique and
called one of the best living
American writers. The Creative
Writers Series is sponsored by the
Mary Behrend Cultural Fund and
the Clarence Eugenie Baumann
Smith Fund. For more informa
tion please call the Penn State Erie
School of Humanities and Social
Sciences at 814-898-6108.
NAACP Chairman Julian Bond
will speak at Penn State Erie The
Calendar of Events
Basketball (W) - Penn State Behrend
Tourn. - 6p.m./Bp.m.
Bruno’s: The Mad Man of Magic, Magician
- 8:30p.m.
SPC Movie: “Dead Man on Campus
24 Tues
Behrend College on Wednesday
December 2 at 7:30p.m. in the
Reed Commons. Bond who has
been an active participant in the
movements for civil rights, eco
nomic justice, and peace since the
1960’5, is currently a Distin
guished Scholar in Residence at
the American University in Wash
ington D.C. and a member of the
history faculty at the University of
Virginia. Bond served four terms
on the NAACP national board and
in 1998 was elected its chairman.
A collection of his essays has been
published as A Time to Speak, A
Time to Act. He is the author of
Black Candidates: Southern Cam
paign Experiences , and has writ
ten for numerous periodical pub
lications. All lectures are taped for
broadcast on AM1450/WPSE,
Penn State Erie radio. For more
information about the Speakers
Series, please call the Penn State
Behrend switchboard at 814-898-
The Roundtable Society will
sponsor Cold Turkey, a literature
reading December 2 at 7 p.m. in
the Studio Theatre. Refreshments
will be provided.
Trigon will have an open meet
ing Tuesday December 2 at 5:15
p.m. in the Memorial Room of the
Glenhill Farmhouse.
The political science program at
Penn State Erie will again be of
fering a one-credit one-week
course and trip to Washington DC
over Spring Break, March 7-14,
1999. The course and trip will in
clude meetings with members
of Congress, representatives of
foreign embassies, and federal
agency officials, as well as tours
Basketball (M) - Hamot Classic - 6p.m./Bp.m.
Basketball (W) - Penn State Behrend Tourn. -
Bruno’s: Flear No Evil, Band - 8:30p.m.
SPC Movie: “Dead Man on Campus 10p.m
Classes End - 12:05p.m
Halls Close - sp.m.
Thanksgiving Break
of government buildings and op
portunities to see the sights of
Washington. Dr. Robert Speel and
Dr. Matt Davies will be accom
panying students on the trip. In
terested students can acquire a
brochure containing information
and details about the trip from any
political science faculty member.
Reservations for the trip are due
by Friday, November 20.
Need a ride to and from the bus
station or the airport? Sheets are
now available at the RUB Desk
for students to sign up for a ride
with the Blue Bus on Wednesday,
November 25 and Sunday, No
vember 29 to go to the Greyhound
Station or the Erie International
Airport for Thanksgiving Break.
The cost to go to the Greyhound
Station is $ l .00, but to the Airport
will cost $7.00. When students
sign up they must include their
name, phone number, and time.
All students must prepay and this
fee is nonrefundable. Keep your
white receipt and give to the driver
when you board. Hope to see you
Flu shots through the Health and
Wellness Office are currently be
ing offered to any student. The
cost of the injection is only
$lO.OO. Students can obtain the
shot at any time, except Wednes
day mornings, or Friday after
noons, and are welcomed on a
walk-in or appointment basis.
This injection fights the respira
tory flu and combats fever, chills,
headache, dry cough, and muscle
aches. Restrictions may apply to
individuals with particular aller
gies, or other medical conditions.
To obtain further information on
this injection, please contact the
Health and Wellness Center at
Beacon every
25 wed
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NAACP Chairman Julian Bond will speak at Behrend Wednes
day December 2 at 7:30p.m. Bond, who has been an active
participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice,
and peace since thel96os, is currently a Distinguished Scholar
in Residence at the American University in Washington D.C.
and a member of the history faculty at the University of Vir
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Basketball (M) - Hamot Classic -
Catholic Mass - Bp.m. Reed Commons
SPC Movie: “Dead Man on Campus ” -
26 Thurs
hanksgiving Break