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Students to “Camp Out for Hunger” on Nov. 3

The Penn State Berks Office of Campus Life will be working with the Berks Cares and Yoga and Meditation Society student organizations to host awareness events related to hunger and homelessness.

Berks hosts Math & Science Day for elementary students

Approximately 100 first-graders from the 10th and Green Elementary School of the Reading School District will visit Penn State Berks for a Math and Science Day on Monday, Oct. 30.
Penn State Berks students prepare and serve a multiple course meal for residents at the Opportunity House.

Students turn shelter into five-star restaurant

Penn State Berks students will turn Opportunity House, the Reading emergency shelter, into a five-star restaurant for its clients on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Barry and Deb Schlouch

College hosts Workforce Development Seminar

Penn State Berks will host a Workforce Development Seminar titled “How to Retain, Attract and Advance Dynamic and Engaged Employees,” presented by two representatives of Schlouch Incorporated: Barry Schlouch, President, and Don Swasing, Chief Operating Officer.
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Nihiser travels winding road

Nathan Nihiser has traveled a long and windy road that led him to cross the stage of commencement, graduating cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in electro-mechanical engineering technology from Penn State Berks this spring.
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Berks partners with Schuylkill River Trail for Family Nature Festival

Penn State Berks will join local community organizations to host a free Family Nature Festival from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on April 28. The festival will be held on a half-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail, beginning at the River Road trailhead in Northwest Reading across from Baer Park. This event is free and open to the public.

Penn State Berks reschedules Great American Cleanup

As part of the Great American Cleanup, Penn State Berks students and children in the city of Reading will gather in Northwest Reading to clean up Baer Park and a 1-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail, from the River Road trailhead across from Baer Park to the Buttonwood Street Bridge, from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 3.
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Berks raises $62K for THON

Five dancers and a busload of their supporters from the Penn State Berks community traveled to Penn State University Park campus to participate in THON during the weekend of Feb. 17-19. As a result of the 46-hour dance marathon and a year of fundraising efforts, Berks benefiting THON contributed $62,531.35, ranking third among Penn State campuses. THON raised a grand total of $10,045,478.44 million for the Four Diamonds Fund.
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Berks prepares for FIRST Lego League Challenge

Excitement is building as the Penn State Berks community prepares for the FIRST Lego League Challenge, set to run from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the Penn State Berks Perkins Student Center. In the competition, fourth- through eighth-graders will be immersed in real-world science and technology challenges.
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Students to perform community service on MLK Day

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, Penn State Berks students will be volunteering in the local community and participating in a “Stand for State” bystander intervention training on campus.

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