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College to host ASEE Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference

Penn State Berks will host the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Conference on Oct. 6–7, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.
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Melissa Daniels Foster, ExxonMobil Chief Engineer

Melissa Daniels Foster began her studies at Penn State Berks and completed her degree at University Park, graduating in 1987 with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering. She was recently named the first female chief engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical, with global responsibility for olefins technology, a key plastic building block.
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Schmidt creates scholarship at Penn State Berks for RAC

Rolf D. Schmidt, a German immigrant and Berks County entrepreneur, recently committed $250,000 to establish the Schmidt Family Scholarship Fund, a new endowed scholarship for students with demonstrated financial need who enroll in one of Penn State Berks' baccalaureate degree programs upon graduation from Reading Area Community College.

Penn State president shares message on DACA announcement

Penn State President Eric J. Barron has shared a message with the university community in light of a memorandum issued by the Department of Homeland Security that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be ending.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
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Berks announces Stand for State kickoff

Penn State Berks will hold the fall kickoff for its Stand for State program -- a University-wide initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters by providing bystander intervention training for students, faculty and staff -- from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in the Multipurpose Room, Perkins Student Center.
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Prospective students invited to alumni tours at Berks

Prospective students are invited to a day of tours given by Penn State Berks Alumni Lion Ambassadors, as well as current student Lion Ambassadors, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
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Theatre Department presents “The Pavilion”

The Penn State Berks Theatre Department will present "The Pavilion," written by Craig Wright, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20; Friday, Sept. 21; and Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
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Berks alum James Fitzgerald to discuss FBI career

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent James “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a 1975 Penn State graduate and a former student at Penn State Berks, and the agent credited with bringing the Unabomber to justice, will give two special presentations on his career in the FBI: the first at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, and the second at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, both in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
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Community service at Country Meadows, Opportunity House

Penn State Berks students will visit the residents of Country Meadows and serve dinner at Opportunity House in September.