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Scanlon’s research reinforces girls’ choice of careers

Thanks to the curiosity of a Penn State Berks faculty member and support from 10 Penn State Berks female engineering majors, nearly 60 middle school girls discovered not only the possibility of becoming engineers, but also gained the confidence to choose this career traditionally dominated by men.
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Hafer recognized by Penn State Educational Office Professionals

Sue Hafer, administrative support assistant for Admissions at Penn State Berks, was honored with the Commonwealth Campus Outstanding Office Professional Award at an awards ceremony on May 18 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
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Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency

The Pennsylvania Math Initiative (PMI), founded at Penn State in 2012, will once again be hosting professional development workshops aimed at improving the mathematics fluency of elementary school teachers.
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State Sen. Judith Schwank receives Friend of Penn State Legislative Award

Pennsylvania state Sen. Judith L. Schwank, D-11th District, received the 12th annual Friend of Penn State Legislative Award for the significant role she has played in the continued improvement of Penn State.
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High school students invited to spend a summer evening

Students who will be high school seniors and their families are invited to attend the Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Evening program beginning at 6 p.m. on July 19.

Students preview college life

This summer, approximately 1,000 first-year students who will begin their studies in the fall semester at Penn State Berks will get a preview of what college life will be like through the New Student Orientation Part 1: Advising & Scheduling (NSO1) program, which runs from mid- to late June, beginning on June 13, 2017.
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United Way's 'Big Cheese III'

United Way of Berks County's Big Cheese event continues to grow, and this year's effort, which will draw 1,000 volunteers to package 500,000 meals, has been noted as the largest event of its type organized by a United Way, as well as the largest food packing event by any organization in the country's Northeast area, according to The Outreach Program. The Outreach Program is the national nonprofit organization that organizes food packing events with local organizations across the country.
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Shank honored with University Libraries Award

John Shank, head librarian at Penn State Berks, was recently honored with the University Libraries Award at a ceremony on Thursday, May 11, in Foster Auditorium at Penn State University Park campus.
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Adult learner information session to be held July 10

The Office of Continuing Education will hold an adult learner information session on Monday, July 10, 2017, beginning at 6 p.m. in room 101 of the Franco Building, Penn State Berks.

Penn State Berks second summer sessions begin June 26

The second summer sessions at Penn State Berks begins on June 26, 2017, and will run through August 3. Courses will be offered in a variety of disciplines including accounting, chemistry, information systems, math, business, English, communications, psychology, Spanish, and many others.