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Lecture examines facility layout problems related to production cycles

Cyclic facility layout problems will be the subject of the first lecture of the fall Penn State Berks Engineering, Business, and Computing Research Interest Group Speaker Series. Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak, Professor of Management Information Systems and the coordinator of Engineering Entrepreneurship at Penn State Berks Berks, will present her research on cyclic facility layout problems on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 1:00-2:15 pm in room 244 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.

Penn State Berks adds Public Relations Certificate to academic offerings

Penn State Berks recently announced that the college has added the Certificate in Public Relations to its academic offerings. The certificate program is designed for students majoring in Communication Arts and Sciences, business, and Professional Writing who wish to focus their supporting coursework in a specific professional communication area. The certificate is also designed for working professionals interested in developing their skill-set in public relations.

Penn State Berks starts PRSSA Chapter

Penn State Berks has recently started a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, the world's foremost pre-professional society for students interested in public relations, with more than 10,000 members at 330 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

Penn State Berks among colleges to receive PLCB grant

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced that three local colleges-Penn State Berks, Albright College, and Kutztown University-as well as Kutztown Borough and the Wyomissing Police Department will share a grant for a combined $150,000 to help minors avoid the temptation of underage drinking and alcohol abuse.

Penn State Berks host “Gun Control Debate”

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook … the list of mass murders continues to grow and has sparked a contentious divide on gun control. In the "Gun Control Debate," two of America's most prominent public intellectuals go head-to-head on this most timely topic on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Alumni Society sponsors haunted tour of Gettysburg with Charlie Adams

The Penn State Berks Alumni Society will sponsor a bus trip to tour Gettysburg with paranormal researcher and writer Charles J. Adams III on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The bus will depart from Penn State Berks at 8 a.m. and return to the campus at 6:30 p.m. The tour includes a visit to a renowned haunted house, ghostly sites in the battlefield, and other haunted areas. Participants will also have free time to explore the town, eat lunch, and shop. The cost for this event is $60 per person.

Career Services Provides Transportation to University Park Career Fairs

The Penn State Berks Office of Career Services will provide transportation to two Career Services events at University Park campus in September: the IST Pro Expo Career Fair on Monday, September 16, 2013, and the University Park Fall Career Fair on September 17 and 19. Transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Taboo Topics to be explored on October 2

Ever wonder something about someone of another race, gender, or culture but were just too afraid or embarrassed to ask? Nationally recognized diversity advocate Phillip Milano says, "Go ahead. Ask!" Author of I Can't Believe You Asked That!, writer of the Universal Press-syndicated column "Dare to Ask," and founder of the groundbreaking YFORUM.COM, Milano brings his no-holds-barred program about race, sex, religion-and more to Penn State Berks on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

Prospective Students Invited to Visit Program

Prospective students and their families are invited to a Visit Program at Penn State Berks on Saturday, September 28, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Perkins Student Center, located just off Broadcasting Road in Reading. The program offers information to local high school juniors and seniors considering admission to Penn State Berks in the fall of 2014. Sessions will present information on Penn State admissions, financial aid, academics, athletics,and student activities and services, as well as discussions with faculty, staff, and current students.

Sixth Annual Family and Homecoming Weekend at Penn State Berks

Families of Penn State Berks students will experience life on campus, while alumni will reconnect when the college hosts its annual Family and Homecoming Weekend on Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29, 2013. The theme of this year's event is "Ohana Means Family." The program will include activities for the entire family, with educational, social, and athletic events that showcase the campus. Events are open to all attendees with the exception of the Alumni Reunion and luau, which requires preregistration.