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New program gives students a look “Behind The Prose”

Students at Penn State Berks have the unique opportunity to learn about the writing process through interviews with accomplished writers as part of a new program called “Behind the Prose.”
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Langan LaunchBox debut

Community members and county officials joined Penn State Berks faculty, staff and students, as well as Penn State Health St. Joseph physicians and administrators, for the inaugural event announcing the Langan LaunchBox on Oct. 25.
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Berks ACS Chapter receives Green Chemistry Award

The Penn State Berks chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), a student organization, has been honored with a Green Chemistry Chapter Award from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for completing three projects that highlight the value of green chemistry to people and the environment.
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College Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State 2016, Penn State Berks celebrates the vision of building relationships between members of the college and the local entrepreneurial communities with a variety of events on campus the week of Nov. 13–19. The campus has several lectures planned for aspiring student entrepreneurs and one event is open to the public.
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Student takes fast lane to success through drag racing

Emily Zartman is leading a double life; by day, the liberal arts major attends Penn State Berks, but during her free time she is a drag racer, competing regularly at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania and other racing competitions across the country.
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Penn State LaunchBox Center preview to be held Oct. 25

In partnership with Penn State Health St. Joseph, Penn State Berks has received a $50,000 seed grant as part of the Invent Penn State initiative. On Oct. 25, the two institutions will hold an event to announce the joint initiative at the new Langan LaunchBox, located within Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Downtown Reading Campus.

Wellness Assessment Center 4 Kinesiology

The Wellness Assessment Center for Kinesiology (WAC4K) provides students, faculty, and staff with various testing modalities to assess their present level of health and physical fitness.

Provost award increases to $1,500 for students accepted into STEP

Penn State Provost Nicholas Jones has approved a 50 percent increase in the amount of scholarship dollars for rising juniors from the Commonwealth Campuses who are part of the 2016 Student Transitional Experiences Program (STEP). These students will now receive a $1,500 STEP Scholarship Award, up from the $1,000 awarded in previous years.
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Blogging in the classroom can help both students and educators

Penn State researcher Priya Sharma is researching how blogging in the classroom can help students better understand and make meaning from their classes.
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Penn State Berks holds fourth annual Latino Forum

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State Berks is hosting students from local area high schools to participate in the fourth annual Latino Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is open to students from all Berks County high schools, as well as to members of Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc.

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