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A student at Opportunity House carrying a tray of appetizers

Students turn emergency shelter into five-star restaurant

Penn State Berks students turned Opportunity House, the Reading emergency shelter, into a five-star restaurant for its clients on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
Imane Guisse

Global Studies major receives WACA Scholarship

Imane Guisse, a junior at Penn State Berks, was one of 25 students nationwide to receive a scholarship from the World Affairs Council of America to attend the Future of American Leadership Conference, set for Nov. 15-17 in Washington, D.C.
Global Entrepreneurship Week logo

Berks celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Penn State Berks will hold a variety of events during the week of Nov. 13–19. The college has several lectures planned for aspiring student entrepreneurs and one event is open to the public. The events are sponsored in part by the Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development Center.
Students engaged in an interactive mock witch trial of Bridget Bishop.

Berks students visit Salem to study witch trials

Would you dare to visit Salem, Massachusetts on Friday the 13th in October? Penn State Berks students majoring in communication arts and sciences and criminal justice did just that, taking to the streets of Salem to study the witch trials of 1692.

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.
Wyatt Ritchie works in machine shop

Immersive technologies provide training options for engineering students

Providing hands-on training options can be critical for student learning, but traveling to training sites is not always an option. Immersive technologies are helping to eliminate that roadblock for engineering students at Penn State Berks.
Thomas Jay Lynn and his book “Chinua Achebe and The Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language”

Lynn publishes book on Chinua Achebe and politics of narration

Thomas Jay Lynn, associate professor of English at Penn State Berks, has published his first book — “Chinua Achebe and The Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language”
Dr. Azar Eslam Panah

Eslam Panah awarded NSF Grant for Tomo PIV

Azar Eslam Panah, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Berks, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $289,785 toward the purchase of a Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (Tomo PIV) System for Multi-Disciplinary Research.
Traduki Presentation

Berks entrepreneurs present startup to President Barron

Two student entrepreneurs from Penn State Berks were recently invited to make a presentation on their company to Penn State President Eric Barron at the Schreyer House for the President’s annual football tailgate event.
Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak

Kulturel-Konak receives INFORMS Volunteer Service Award

Sadan Kulturel-Konak, professor of management information systems at Penn State Berks, will be honored with the INFORMS 2017 Volunteer Service Award during the annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Houston Americas-Hilton Hotel.