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College honored with United Way Award

Penn State Berks recently was honored with the United Way 2017 Community Partnership Award during the United Way 54th Annual Dinner and Awards, held on Thursday, April 20, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Reading.
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Berks student government president heads to law school

Joseph Chletsos will graduate this Saturday, May 6, with a Bachelor of Science in business. During his time at Penn State Berks, he has done more than earn a degree: He has made a lasting contribution to the college. Chletsos has been accepted to Michigan State College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan, where he hopes to continue making a difference in the lives of others.
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Preserving History

During their Alternative Spring Break trip, students from Penn State Berks entered Auschwitz as curious scholars and left with a greater appreciation for the horrors of war, and in particular, the Holocaust.

Students volunteer at Country Meadows, Opportunity Hous

Penn State Berks students, in collaboration with Olivet Boys and Girls Club, will host a Sock Hop Prom for the residents of Country Meadows from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on April 9. The event will include various stations for the residents to enjoy, including dancing, karaoke, root beer floats, and origami corsage/boutonniere making.

'Be Bold, Take Charge' initiative hosts clothing drive

“Be Bold, Take Charge,” a multi-sector community health initiative between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph, is hosting a professional clothing drive in partnership with Goodwill Industries and Berks Connections Pretrial Services through April 2.
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Berks to raise hunger awareness through Oxfam Hunger Banquet

Penn State Berks will join a national movement to raise awareness about issues related to hunger by hosting its first Oxfam Hunger Banquet for students at 7 p.m. on March 23 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is open to current Penn State Berks students.

Be Bold, Take Charge initiative hosts clothing drive

“Be Bold, Take Charge,” a multi-sector community health initiative between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph, is hosting a Professional Clothing Drive in partnership with Goodwill Industries and Berks Connections Pretrial Services (BCPS) from March 20-April 2.

Berks conference strives to attract local students

Penn State Berks will host its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference on Wednesday, March 8.
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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 Tuesday, March 28. Students will serve a four-course meal to Opportunity House clients, as well as an evening to remember.
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Grant builds bridges for future engineering students

Pradip Bandyopadhyay, division head of science at Penn State Berks, is working to help a future generation of engineering students to succeed. In 2015, he was invited to collaborate on a proposal titled “Sustainable Bridges from Campus to Campus: Retention Models for Transitioning Engineering Students.”

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