The Behrend beacon. (Erie, Pa.) 1998-current, April 17, 2009, Image 1

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    Friday, April 17, 2009
SGA election results in
By Marcus Yeagley Additionally, the following
head copy editor
ten senators, listed alphabeti
mjysol2(a cally, have been elected:
The results are in for the Stu
dent Government Association
Brad Kovalcik and Molly
Thomas won the positions of
President and Vice President of
SGA respectively. They ran un
Caleb Rodgers won the race
for Secretary.
Brad Kovalcik and Molly Thomas were elected SGA President and Vice President, respectively, for the 2009-2010 school year.
Greeks honored at 10th annual award ceremony
By Heather McGovern
copy editor
Dobbins hosted the 10th an
nual Greek awards in their
Gazebo pavilion on Tuesday
The event was catered by
Penn State and a magician was
hired to entertain during the
first portion of the night. The
event was an overall success
and the individuals awarded
were well deserving of their
recognition. The Order of
Omega, a prestigious organiza-
By Connor Sattely
managing editor
As Behrend morphs into a
more modern school entering
the new decade, the fundamen
tals of its technology on cam
pus are changing with it. The
school can grow physically,
with new buildings and renova
tions. It has grown massively
via admissions. However, these
changes are less significant if
the school is not up to par with
the latest technology.
At Penn State Erie, the re
sponsibility for making sure
that quality standard is reached
falls to several people and de
For the most part, changes in
technology can be dictated by
needs and requests from the
see GROWTH on page 3
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Brian Barker
Lauren Beggs
Angelina Caputo
Mike Fultz
Erik Holman
Jason Golbieski
Lauren Restich
Ryan Snyder
Jeff Tseng
Amy Wagner
tion within the Greek system,
hosted the event. Some of the
awards given out pertained to
leadership, service, recruit
ment, excellence within a chap
ter, excellence of a chapter's
advisor, excellence of an educa
tion program, GPA, spirit, ath
letics, brotherhood/sisterhood,
most improved, and most out
standing Greek man and
"It's great to see something
like this come together because
I know how hard everyone
works on it," says Vice Presi
dent of the Order of Omega
New computer labs are one of many technological upgrades Behrend is undergoing
Friday Saturday Sunday
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High: 63°F High: 62°F High: 53°F
Low: 42°F Low: 44°F Low: 43°F
Sunny, warm, and Mostly sunny skies and Mostly cloudy with
beautiful. warm. rain.
Forecast courtesy of student meteorologist Matt Alto Forecast continued on page 3
A Penn State Behrend Student Publication
Stephen Burger was selected
as the SGA Treasurer, forfeiting
his election as a Senator in
favor of the Treasurer position.
This year's election featured
a "voting table" set up outside
of Bruno's to encourage stu
dents to take part.
According to SGA Election
Co-Director Connor Sattely,
this election had a higher
turnout than recent years. He
says there was a "roughly 25
percent increase" from last
year's total votes.
Lauren Brake. "Actually being
able to sit back and kind of
enjoy it a little bit more this
year and actually being able to
be a part of the presentation
this year was great. I love it,"
Paul Nick, President of Delta
Chi, enjoyed the Greek Awards,
as well.
"The awards ceremony was
really nice. I liked the upgrade
to the plaques. We worked re
ally hard this year."
In order for the event to be
successful, all participants
see GREEKS on page 3
Koerbel claims most wins
in Behrend history
By Christine Newby
sports editor
The Lions swept AMCC op
ponent Pitt-Greensburg in a
doubleheader this past week
end and senior pitcher David
Koerbel was a major factor in
game one as he became the all
time wins leader at Penn State
Koerbel set a new scho
Behrend rocks with the Hot 8
By Evan Koser
arts editor
The New Orleans' brass
band, The Hot 8, turned the
Wintergreen Garden into a
melodic and fast-paced house
of jazz last Tuesday.
The band, appearing at
Behrend as part of the Logan
Series, brought with them a
-An article ran in the April 10 edition of The Behrend Beacon which incorrectly stated that according to a
search warrant, two students, Nicholas Mahoney and Glenn Palmer, were the owners of a number of
items confiscated by state police on March 21. Mahoney and Palmer signed the document to confirm that
the items had been confiscated. Their signatures were not an admittance of guilt to any crimes nor a
claim to ownership of the items. As of April 13, no charges have been filed against Mahoney or Palmer.
Koerbel got his sixth win of
the season after pitching a com
plete game. He gave up only
two hits and struck out six in
the first game of the double
header. The victory marked his
24th win of his career, the most
in Behrend history.
"We competed at a high
level," head coach Paul Benim
said. "We had outstanding
starting pitching from David
Both teams threatened to
score in the first inning. In the
top of the first, Pitt-Greens
burg's Matt Gouveia was left
stranded on third base to end
the inning.
In the bottom of the first,
Behrend sophomore Jon Gray
reached first base after being
hit by a pitch. Gray advanced
to second due to sophomore Ed
Kessler walking to first. With
two on and no outs, the
Behrend Lions were in position
to score early in the game and
take the lead. Sophomore Josh
Fyffe laid down a sacrifice bunt
which advanced the runners to
third and second base. How
ever, the runners were left on
base at the end of the inning as
Pitt-Greensburg got the two
outs they needed.
The first run for the Behrend
Lions came in the bottom of the
third. After Kessler reached on
a single, he got into scoring po
sition by stealing second. Fyffe
picked up an RBI as he doubled
by hitting a hard ball past the
third baseman that drove in
Kessler. At the end of the third
inning the score was 1-0 in
blend of traditional New Or
leans' music that traces its
roots back to Second Line pa
rades (which descended from
the famous jazz funerals often
held in New Orleans). The
group traces its own roots back
to 1995 when Bennie "Big
Peter" Pete, Jerome Jones and
Harry Cook founded it. While
brass bands are relatively com
mon in New Orleans, The Hot 8
is set apart from the rest
The Hot 8 brass band played tor a packed audience in Reed last Tuesday
Contobuted photo
The Lions swept Pitt-Greensburg.
favor of the Blue and White
Sophomore Geoff Lang led
off the bottom of the fourth
with a single up the middle.
Lang advanced to second when
junior Dustin Dubensky
grounded out. Freshman Ryan
Geibel's ground out then drove
see BASEBALL on page 8
through their unique sounds
coaxed from their horns. Front
man Pete, who plays tuba, re
calls that The Hot 8 was always
"small time."
"We started playing around
the city like [marching bands].
We didn't have cars. We
weren't big. After a while, two
of us and some guys from an
other brass band got together
see HOT 8 on page 6.
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