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Penn State Berks to celebrate Turban Day

The Penn State Berks Punjabi Culture Club is hosting a Turban Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Lion’s Den, Perkins Student Center. This event is open to Penn State Berks students, faculty and staff.
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.
International Cuisine

College holds Diversity Dinner

In celebration of International Education Week, Penn State Berks will hold a Diversity Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Lions Den. This event is free and open to Penn State Berks students, faculty and staff.

Students serve Thanksgiving dinner

Penn State Berks students will visit the Police Athletic Center in Reading to serve Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16. Students will arrive at 4 p.m. and begin the day by doing crafts with the Olivet Boys & Girls Club youth and then serve Thanksgiving dinner.
Black Lives Matter Leader Shaun King to speak Nov. 15

Black Lives Matter Leader Shaun King to speak Nov. 15

Senior Justice Writer Shaun King is an increasingly prominent voice within the Black Lives Matter movement who will visit Penn State Berks on Nov. 15 to discuss civil rights issues, social justice and equality.

Students to “Camp Out for Hunger” on Nov. 3

The Penn State Berks Office of Campus Life will be working with the Berks Cares and Yoga and Meditation Society student organizations to host awareness events related to hunger and homelessness.
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead celebration slated for Nov. 2

Días de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Penn State Berks. The event will take place in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room, and Mexican-themed refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Unity Day

Penn State Berks welcomes largest international class

This fall, Penn State Berks welcomed its largest class of international students: a total of 126. Of that number, 66 are new students. To help these students succeed, the college has implemented a variety of programs and events.
Norma Tamayo

'A Girl Named Nina' author to speak at Penn State Berks

Norma Tamayo, author of the Penn State Berks Common Reading book selection, "A Girl Named Nina," will discuss her work at 12:15 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium on campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Delaware Valley Orienteering Association

Delaware Valley Orienteering hosts competition at Berks

Competitors from around the country and Europe will race across Penn State Berks campus with maps and compasses as part of the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association’s National Orienteering Competition on Saturday, Nov. 4.