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John Seager

Global Studies Forum to host Population Connection president

The Global Studies program at Penn State Berks will host a Global Forum 2017 with a presentation titled "Soaring Past 7 Billion: Population Challenges for a Crowded World" by John Seager, president and CEO of Population Connection, at 12:15 p.m. on March 20 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
The Hunting Ground

Penn State Berks and SafeBerks air 'The Hunting Ground' on March 20

Penn State Berks is working with SafeBerks, formerly know as Berks Women in Crisis, to host a viewing and subsequent discussion of "The Hunting Ground" at 6 p.m. on March 20 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Be Bold, Take Charge initiative hosts clothing drive

“Be Bold, Take Charge,” a multi-sector community health initiative between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph, is hosting a Professional Clothing Drive in partnership with Goodwill Industries and Berks Connections Pretrial Services (BCPS) from March 20-April 2.

Berks conference strives to attract local students

Penn State Berks will host its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference on Wednesday, March 8.
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Students turn shelter into five-star restaurant

Penn State Berks students will turn Opportunity House, the Reading emergency shelter, into a five-star restaurant for its clients on the evening of Tuesday, March 28. Students will serve a four-course meal to Opportunity House clients, as well as an evening to remember.
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Mart investigates the food industry

Chances are that you don’t think about industrial agriculture and its effect on the environment and local farming when you’re going through the drive-through of your favorite fast-food restaurant, says Michelle Mart, associate professor of history at Penn State Berks.

Board of Trustees approves 2018 meeting dates

The Penn State Board of Trustees today (Feb. 24) approved its public meeting schedule for 2018.
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Irish Blessing to perform on St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Blessing, an Irish heritage musical ensemble, brings a musical extravaganza to campus at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This event is free and open to the public.
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Students travel to Poland to help preserve Auschwitz

This year, the Penn State Berks Alternative Spring Break program will take a group of seven Penn State Berks students and two staff advisers to Kraków and Oswiecim, Poland, where they will spend the week of March 4-11 focusing on remembrance and preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust site.
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Grant builds bridges for future engineering students

Pradip Bandyopadhyay, division head of science at Penn State Berks, is working to help a future generation of engineering students to succeed. In 2015, he was invited to collaborate on a proposal titled “Sustainable Bridges from Campus to Campus: Retention Models for Transitioning Engineering Students.”