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Sasha De Bellis

Internship in Guam shows student world of possibilities

"Hafa Adai" -- pronounced "half a day" -- means "hello" in Guam's native Chamorro language. This is just one of the phrases that Penn State Berks student Sasha De Bellis learned when she completed an internship at the the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort as part of the Penn State Berks Hospitality Management baccalaureate degree program. The internship ran from May 16 to Aug. 11.
Dr. E. Michele Ramsey

Ramsey receives Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender has presented its 2017 Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award to E. Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and women's studies at Penn State Berks.
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Service Learning Book Wins ISU Teaching Literature Book

The Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy has announced “Service Learning and Literary Studies in English,” edited by Laurie Grobman (Penn State Berks) and Roberta Rosenberg (Christopher Newport University) as the winner of the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award.
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Student astronomer captures images of solar eclipse

Astronomy has always been a fascinating hobby for Robert Hart, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks. It was a subject that he enjoyed discussing with his favorite professor, Robert Forrey, distinguished professor of physics. So when Forrey and his family traveled to Hiawassee, Georgia, and rented a cabin to view the recent solar eclipse, he invited Hart to join them.
Andy Belser

Penn State Laureate Brings “FaceAge” to Berks

Professor Andrew Belser, Penn State Laureate, will bring “FaceAge,” a video installation that explores intergenerational attitudes about aging, to Penn State Berks from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 22. In addition, Belser will give a presentation on the making of the “FaceAge” project on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
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College to host ASEE Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference

Penn State Berks will host the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Conference on Oct. 6–7, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
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Common Reading features Local Author

Students beginning their studies at Penn State Berks received their first homework assignment well before they showed up on campus for the first day of classes. The assignment, part of the college’s Common Reading Program, was to read "A Girl Named Nina" by local author Norma Tamayo of Exeter Township, who will discuss her work at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
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Fidanza named Fellow of American Agronomy Society

Michael Fidanza, professor of plant and soil sciences at Penn State Berks, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow.
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Tribe named Fellow of American Chemical Society

Lorena Tribe, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is the only professor at a Penn State campus other than University Park to receive this honor.

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