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Nittany Lion helping golfer

Berks students volunteer at Penn State Health St. Joseph golf tournament

Brandon Chang, dressed as the Nittany Lion, offers support and encouragement to Luke Stopper of Caron during Penn State Health St. Joseph's annual golf tournament.

Nittany Lion at Penn State Health St. Joseph golf tournament

Nittany Lion at Penn State Health St. Joseph golf tournament

Penn State Berks Lion Ambassadors Kailah Ortiz and Brandon Chang, dressed as the Nittany Lion, made a special appearance at Penn State Health St. Joseph's annual golf tournament.

students holding flags during Unity Day

Unity Day celebration to be held Sept. 20

Penn State Berks will hold its Unity Day celebration -- an annual Penn State event that helps bring students, faculty, staff and the community together to celebrate diversity -- from 12:15-1:15 p.m Sept. 20. Activities will take place under the tent at the Perkins Plaza, rain or shine. All Unity Day activities are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
There's no place like Berks logo

Family and Homecoming Weekend to be held Sept. 22–24

Students, faculty and staff at Penn State Berks will welcome family and alumni to campus when the college hosts its annual Family and Homecoming Weekend, from Friday, Sept. 22, to Sunday, Sept. 24.

Angel Colon

Pulse Nightclub survivor to speak on Oct. 4

When Angel Colon decided to go to Pulse Nightclub in Orlando for a fun night with friends on June 11, 2016, he had no idea that by the early morning hours of June 12, his life would be changed forever. He will discuss his experience as a survivor of one of the deadliest shootings in the country at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Blue Heron painting

Freyberger Gallery presents exhibition of artists

Selected artists, from a special juried exhibition to honor the late CEO Emeritus Frederick H. Gaige, will be featured from Sept. 7 to Oct. 5, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7, in the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
orientation leaders

Berks orientation leaders ease transition to college

Stepping foot on a college campus for the first time can be an intimidating experience for students… until they are greeted by an enthusiastic, energetic group wearing brightly colored outfits complete with tutus and other accessories. Approximately 110 orientation leaders (OLs) are the first to welcome students to Penn State Berks and help to ease the transition to college life.
Sean at typewriter

Penn State Berks presents “College Under the Influence”

Sean Reed, inspirational speaker and author of "College Under the Influence," will discuss this controversial topic during two presentations at Penn State Berks on Aug. 28, one at 12:15 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Orientation Leaders with the Nittany Lion Shrine

Caution: Bright Futures Ahead

Berks orientation leaders ease transition to college life
James Fitzgerald

Berks alum Fitzgerald featured in 'Manhunt: Unabomber'

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent James “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a 1975 Penn State graduate and a former student at Penn State Berks, is the agent responsible for bringing the Unabomber to justice. He is portrayed in the scripted Discovery Channel miniseries titled, "Manhunt: Unabomber," which premiered Aug. 1.

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