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Berks engineering majors and theatre minors

Theatre meets engineering at Penn State Berks

While majoring in engineering and minoring in theatre may seem like an odd combination at first, three Penn State Berks Engineering students with theatre minors find that it is opening doors for them in unexpected ways. They recently had the opportunity to expand their technical knowledge by participating in the 50th Annual Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania in January.
Housel in Macbeth

Theatre students honored at American College Theatre Festival

Penn State Berks Theatre students attended the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 2, held Jan. 17–20 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During the event, they were invited to perform a scene from the fall 2017 mainstage production of "Macbeth."
Alumni Chapter to present check for THON at dancer send-off

Alumni Chapter to present check for THON at dancer send-off

The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will present a check to the Berks Benefitting THON student organization at their dancer send-off at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Perkins Student Center Lion’s Den, at Penn State Berks.
60th Anniversary Logo

Penn State Berks kicks off 60th anniversary on Feb. 14

As part of its 60th anniversary, Penn State Berks will hold a year of special events in 2018. The kickoff event, which includes a chili cook-off, will be held beginning at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
Dr. Morant Williams works with Emily Pfender (’16)

Morant Williams gives a voice to the underrepresented

From examining issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, gender and religion through the lens of popular culture, to telling the stories of individuals with invisible illnesses who do not feel heard, Kesha Morant Williams has one main goal in her research: to give a voice to misrepresented and underrepresented groups of people.

Penn State Berks students to volunteer in community

Penn State Berks students will spend time volunteering in the local community during February.

Penn State Berks to host Cuts for Kids to benefit THON

Penn State Berks Benefiting THON, a student organization that helps to raise funds for the fight against pediatric cancer, is hosting its annual Cuts for Kids event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room.
Step Afrika!

Berks celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Penn State Berks will hold the following events in February. All events are free and open to the public.
Ricki Kay Deeter

Deeter honored with FFA American Degree

Ricki Kay Deeter enrolled in the Business degree at Penn State Berks because she wanted to help establish and grow her family’s farm in Pine Grove, PA. Her studies have paid off by enhancing her agricultural skills. As a result, she was recently honored with the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) American Degree.
FIRST LEGO League participants

Berks gears up for 'FIRST LEGO League Challenge' on Feb. 3

The innovators of tomorrow will be practicing imaginative thinking and teamwork during the FIRST LEGO League Challenge, set to run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a snow date of Saturday, Feb. 10. This is the second consecutive year for the event at Penn State Berks.

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