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Prospective students invited to Application Workshop

Prospective students are invited to an Application Workshop at Penn State Berks on Saturday, November 7, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 12 noon, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, located just off Broadcasting Road in Wyomissing. Admissions counselors will assist students with the application process during the program and the college will waive the application fee for Berks. In addition, students will be able to take a campus tour with our Lion Ambassadors.
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McCandless, sister of “Into the Wild”

Carine McCandless, sister of "Into the Wild" protagonist Chris McCandless and author of New York Times best-selling memoir "The Wild Truth," will reveal the deeper reality about the troubled and volatile family life that sent her brother on his fatal journey when she speaks at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks.
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Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset lecture on Oct. 26

The Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (CEED) Center at Penn State Berks will host an event as part of its speaker series at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in room 5, Luerssen Buidling. Guest speakers include Timothy Hillert, CEO of BenXChange; John Gatto, partner at TAR Capital, LLC; and Pam Moore-O’Neill, owner of Moore Music.
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Freyberger Gallery Stirring the Fire exhibition

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present "Stirring the Fire," a photographic exhibition by West Coast artist Phil Borges from Oct. 27 to Dec. 8. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
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Student takes fast lane to success through drag racing

Emily Zartman is leading a double life; by day, the liberal arts major attends Penn State Berks, but during her free time she is a drag racer, competing regularly at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania and other racing competitions across the country.
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Berks hosts fifth graders from Glenside Elementary

The Penn State Berks Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree program will host more than 50 fifth-graders from Reading School District’s Glenside Elementary School for a full day of learning, excitement and fun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Berks benefitting THON holds Showcase of Art on Nov. 2

Penn State Berks benefitting THON, a student group, will hold a “Showcase of Art,” which will display selected work submitted by fourth-graders in Berks County school districts, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, from 6–8 p.m. in the Janssen Conference Center, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.
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Day of the Dead celebration slated for Nov. 2 at Penn State Berks

Días de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated at Penn State Berks at 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Cesar Martinez-Garza, assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks and a native of Mexico City, will provide a presentation about Días de los Muertos and its cultural and spiritual significance. The event will take place in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Mexican-themed refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
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Lecture discusses history through outhouses on Nov. 9

Robert E. Lee III will discuss what he has learned about history through his excavations of long-abandoned outhouses on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This lecture is free and open to the public.
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College to host Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winner

Penn State Berks will host a lecture by Joby Warrick, reporter for The Washington Post and recipient of multiple Pulitzer Prizes, at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. This presentation is free and open to the public.