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Berks students awarded in Spanish poetry-writing contes

Two Penn State Berks students received awards in the fifth annual Spanish Poetry Writing Contest sponsored by the Latin American Cultural Center of Lancaster
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Two Berks students receive Erickson Discovery Grants

This year, two students at Penn State Berks received the University’s prestigious Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2018, through the Office of Undergraduate Education.
The Imagine Mosaic at Strawberry Field in Central Park.

Berks students get the Beatles into their lives in NYC

Some 20 students enrolled in the Penn State Berks Beatles honors course turned into day trippers on Sunday, April 8, traveling to New York City for a walking tour of Fab Four historic points "here, there and everywhere"; a presentation by one of the world’s leading Beatles experts and enthusiasts; and a visit to the New York Public Library’s current 1960s U.S. history and culture exhibit.
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Integrative Studies Seed Grants awarded to faculty across University

The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
Fifty-six Penn State Berks students received recognition at the University Scholastic Awards ceremony.

Penn State Berks Scholastic Awards Ceremony recognizes academic excellence

Fifty-six Penn State Berks students received recognition at the University Scholastic Awards Ceremony on April 5, in the Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center. The awards presented included the Evan Pugh Scholars Award, the President Sparks Award, and the President’s Freshman Award.
Penn State Berks students worked to help restore mangrove forests during the Alternative Spring Break to Puerto Rico.

Planting the seeds of service in San Juan, Puerto Rico

This year, the Penn State Berks Alternative Spring Break program took a group of six students, along with a staff adviser, to San Juan, Puerto Rico where they spent a week working on a mangrove reforestation project.
Students light a candle during the induction ceremony for Sigma Delta Pi

Penn State Berks granted Sigma Delta Pi charter, inducts four students

Penn State Berks has been granted a charter from the National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, which recognizes college students who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language, literature, and cultures, and who are committed to understanding the Hispanic world. Four Berks students will be inducted during the inaugural ceremony on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 5 p.m. in room 105, Franco Building.

Center at Penn State Berks earns Community Engagement and Scholarship Award

The Penn State Berks Center for Service Learning and Community-Based Research, which is led by Laurie Grobman, professor of English and women’s studies, has received the 2018 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship.
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Berks engineering team is finalist in Inc.U competition

Two Penn State Berks engineering students are tackling the issue of plastic waste by using it as filament for 3-D printers. Their team, Trimatis, is one of six finalists competing in this year’s Inc.U competition, sponsored by Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). The finalists earned a spot on WPSU’s "The Investment" television show where they will pitch their ideas in a "Shark Tank"-style format to a panel of judges for a chance to win investment funding. The show will air on WPSU-TV on April 7.

Berks holds Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

The Penn State Berks Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series will host a lecture titled “Legal Considerations with Startups,” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 19, in room 121 Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This event is free and open to the public.