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Sasha De Bellis

Internship in Guam shows student world of possibilities

"Hafa Adai" -- pronounced "half a day" -- means "hello" in Guam's native Chamorro language. This is just one of the phrases that Penn State Berks student Sasha De Bellis learned when she completed an internship at the the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort as part of the Penn State Berks Hospitality Management baccalaureate degree program. The internship ran from May 16 to Aug. 11.
Dr. E. Michele Ramsey

Ramsey receives Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender has presented its 2017 Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award to E. Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and women's studies at Penn State Berks.
Penn State Berks is hosting students from local area high schools to participate in the fifth annual Latino Forum.

Berks holds Latino Forum for high school students

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State Berks is hosting students from local area high schools to participate in the fifth annual Latino Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is open to students from all Berks County high schools, as well as to members of Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc. in Reading.
Safe Zone

Berks Is a 'Safe Zone' for all students

Penn State Berks wants all members of the campus community to know that they are valued and accepted. That’s why the campus is offering an Ally/Safe Zone training session from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room for faculty and staff.
Dr. Grobman with student

Service Learning Book Wins ISU Teaching Literature Book

The Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy has announced “Service Learning and Literary Studies in English,” edited by Laurie Grobman (Penn State Berks) and Roberta Rosenberg (Christopher Newport University) as the winner of the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award.
students holding flags during Unity Day

Unity Day celebration to be held Sept. 20

Penn State Berks will hold its Unity Day celebration -- an annual Penn State event that helps bring students, faculty, staff and the community together to celebrate diversity -- from 12:15-1:15 p.m Sept. 20. Activities will take place under the tent at the Perkins Plaza, rain or shine. All Unity Day activities are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
stand for state logo

'Cherry Wine' shows dangers of substance abuse abuse

Penn State Berks will hold an educational event for students titled “Cherry Wine” at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium as part of the campus "Stand for State" program. The event will explore the dangers and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse and sexual assault, and provide information on resources available to victims.
Solar Eclipse

Student astronomer captures images of solar eclipse

Astronomy has always been a fascinating hobby for Robert Hart, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks. It was a subject that he enjoyed discussing with his favorite professor, Robert Forrey, distinguished professor of physics. So when Forrey and his family traveled to Hiawassee, Georgia, and rented a cabin to view the recent solar eclipse, he invited Hart to join them.
Angel Colon

Pulse Nightclub survivor to speak on Oct. 4

When Angel Colon decided to go to Pulse Nightclub in Orlando for a fun night with friends on June 11, 2016, he had no idea that by the early morning hours of June 12, his life would be changed forever. He will discuss his experience as a survivor of one of the deadliest shootings in the country at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Andy Belser

Penn State Laureate Brings “FaceAge” to Berks

Professor Andrew Belser, Penn State Laureate, will bring “FaceAge,” a video installation that explores intergenerational attitudes about aging, to Penn State Berks from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 22. In addition, Belser will give a presentation on the making of the “FaceAge” project on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.