Joey Kramer, drummer for the legendary rock band Aerosmith, will discuss his memoir, "Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top" on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 9 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This is a ticketed event, and while there is no cost for tickets, they are required.
In the second annual George J. Losoncy Lecture in Physics and Astronomy, Dr. Leonard Gamberg, Associate Professor of Physics at Penn State Berks, will give a lecture titled "At the Frontier of Particle Physics: The Discovery of the Higgs Particle-What Does it Mean?" on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, and it will be preceded by a reception in the Freyberger Gallery at 4:30 p.m., where light refreshments will be served.
The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will make a stop at Penn State Berks on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Perkins Student Center.
"Participation in the drive is valuable and has a direct effect on the stability of the area's blood supply," commented Penn State Berks Health Services Supervisor Alice Holland.
For information or to make an appointment, visit Health Services in room 8 of the Perkins Student Center or call 610-396-6075.
Author Lisa Cron will speak about the importance of story-telling on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 3 p.m., in room 145 of Thun Library. Interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. In addition to her 3:00 p.m. talk, Cron will meet with students in the Introduction to Fiction class and talking with some of the graduating Professional Writing majors.
The next Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS)
Colloquium event, which includes presentations by Dr. Mahsa Kazempour , Assistant Professor of
Science Education, Dr. Jayne Leh, Assistant
Professor of Special Education, Dr. Dave
Bender, Associate Professor of Education, and Dr. John Guiseppe , Economics Instructor, will be held on
Friday, March 22, from 1:00-2:15 p.m. in room 104 of the Franco Building.
As part of the Global Studies degree program's African Film Series, Penn
State Berks will present four films this spring: Festival in the Desert on Wednesday, March 20 and The Battle for Souls on Wednesday, March
27, both at 1:00 p.m. in room 308 of the Gaige Building; The Devil Came on Horseback on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. in
room 101 of the Franco Building; and Children
of War on Wednesday, April 3, at 1:00 p.m. in room 308 of the Gaige
Building. All four films are free and open to the public.
Penn State Berks students in the Entrepreneurship Club and Minor will hold two workshops for middle and high school Reading School District students in the Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) on Thursday, March 14, and Thursday, April 18, 2013. The PEPP students will learn about entrepreneurship, self-assessment, and starting a business plan. The workshops will first focus on what it means to be an entrepreneur.
"The Gay Marriage Debate" will appear at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. The debate features advocate Zach Wahls, the University of Iowa student and son of two lesbian mothers, who gained Internet fame in 2011 after video of his testimony before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee went viral, and opponent John H. Rogers, who is currently serving his ninth term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Students in the Penn State Berks Health Communication course, a service learning class, are creating public service announcements for Family Promise of Berks County, a nonprofit organization that services the needs of Reading's homeless population.
The class will meet with Family Promise on Friday, March 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. in room 157 of the Franco Building to discuss their progress on the PSAs.
Dr. Jennifer Hillman, Professor of Psychology at Penn State Berks, recently published a book titled "Sexuality and Aging: Clinical Perspectives" by Springer Publishing. According to Hillman, "There are two primary stereotypes of sexuality and aging. One is found in the prowling cougars and elder Romeos of TV and film. The other is lonely, ill, depressed, and above all, sexless. The truth mainly lies between these extremes, reflecting a diversity of experience and behaviors to match a growing and dynamic senior population."