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Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer to discuss memoir

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.

Gamberg discusses discovery of the Higgs particle in Losoncy Lecture Series

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.

Blood drive to take place at Penn State Berks

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 to speak about the importance of story-telling on March 19

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.

HASS Colloquium features four Berks faculty

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.

African Film Series presents four films this spring

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 holds Entrepreneurship Program for PEPP students

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.

Berks hosts “The Gay Marriage Debate,” April 3

"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.

Health Communication Class creates PSAs for Family Promise

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.

Hillman publishes book on sexuality and aging

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."