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Michael Franzese

Former mob boss of Colombo family hits Penn State Berks

Former mob boss Michael Franzese will speak about his life in organized crime at 7 p.m. March 21, in Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.
Shaka Senghor

Convicted murderer, author, and lecturer to speak at Penn State Berks

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he lectures at universities, is a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands. He will give two presentations at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, March 14: the first at 12:15 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room and the second at 7 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Alumni Chapter to present check for THON at dancer send-off

Alumni Chapter to present check for THON at dancer send-off

The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will present a check to the Berks Benefitting THON student organization at their dancer send-off at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Perkins Student Center Lion’s Den, at Penn State Berks.

Penn State Berks to host Cuts for Kids to benefit THON

Penn State Berks Benefiting THON, a student organization that helps to raise funds for the fight against pediatric cancer, is hosting its annual Cuts for Kids event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room.
Step Afrika!

Berks celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Penn State Berks will hold the following events in February. All events are free and open to the public.
Nittany Watson Challenge

Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.
Kendall Phillips

Lecture explores modern-day politics and horror films

Kendall Phillips, professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Syracuse University, will present a lecture titled "A Certain Tendency in Post-Occupy Cinema: The Purge, The Cabin in the Woods, and Snowpiercer” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room at Penn State Berks. This lecture will explore the intersection of politics and cinema in the 21st century. The event is free and open to the public.
THON 2018

Berks Benefiting THON to host third annual 'Polar Plunge'

Penn State Berks Benefiting THON, a student organization, is inviting the community to take the “Polar Plunge” to raise funds for THON, the world's largest student-run philanthropy dedicated to supporting children with pediatric cancer and their families, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the beach at Blue Marsh Lake. Attendees may register in advance before Jan. 14 for $20, or after Jan. 14 for $25. Those who register before Jan. 14 will receive a t-shirt.
Reading Royals logo

Penn State Night at Reading Royals game to benefit THON

The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Penn State Berks Benefiting THON student group, and the Reading Royals are teaming up for the eighth consecutive year to hold a fundraising event to benefit THON, the world's largest student-run philanthropy dedicated to supporting children with pediatric cancer and their families. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Students to perform community service on MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15, Penn State Berks students will volunteer in the local community and complete community service activities on campus in an effort to honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.

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