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Freyberger Gallery Stirring the Fire exhibition

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present "Stirring the Fire," a photographic exhibition by West Coast artist Phil Borges from Oct. 27 to Dec. 8. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
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Prospective Students Invited to Penn State Day

Prospective students and their families are invited to a visitation program at Penn State Berks at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Perkins Student Center, located just off Broadcasting Road in Wyomissing.

'Trump Didn’t Start the Fire: The Story of Racialized Campaigning in Politics'

The Penn State Berks Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) degree program presents "Trump Didn’t Start the Fire: The Story of Racialized Campaigning in U.S. Politics," a discussion lead by two scholars from The Race Project that explores the relationship between race and political communication in our current presidential election, at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in room 5 of the Luerssen Building, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.
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McCandless, sister of “Into the Wild”

Carine McCandless, sister of "Into the Wild" protagonist Chris McCandless and author of New York Times best-selling memoir "The Wild Truth," will reveal the deeper reality about the troubled and volatile family life that sent her brother on his fatal journey when she speaks at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks.
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Author Rick Shenkman pulls the veil off American

New York Times best-selling author and TV pundit, Rick Shenkman will discuss American politics and how to prevent feeding into political deception at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.
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College hires AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer

Penn State Berks has hired its first AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, through the Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) VISTA program, to help facilitate the joint health initiative between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph. Lisa Weaver began working in the position in August 2016.
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College to host “out of this world” Family and Homecoming Weekend

Families of Penn State Berks students will experience life on campus, while alumni will have an opportunity to reconnect with former classmates when the college hosts its annual Family and Homecoming Weekend, from Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25. This year’s event has a science fiction theme titled “Berks and Beyond” and attendees are urged to wear their favorite sci-fi or Penn State apparel. The program will include activities for the entire family, including social and athletic events that showcase the campus. Most events are open to all attendees, but preregistration is required for the Picnic Lunch and the Alumni Reunion Luncheon.
Lindsay and Lexie Kite

Beauty Redefined lecture challenges norms on Sept. 14

Co-founders of the nonprofit organization Beauty Redefined, Lindsay and Lexie Kite will discuss the issues surrounding body image and body shaming at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks. The Kite sisters, both doctoral graduates from the University of Utah in the study of media and body image, have dedicated themselves to helping people redefine the meaning and value of beauty. This event is free and open to the public.

Prospective students invited to alumni tours at Penn State Berks on Sept. 24

Prospective students are invited to a day of tours given by Penn State Berks Alumni Lion Ambassadors, as well as current student Lion Ambassadors, beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Participants and their families are invited to stay after the tours and join the annual Penn State Berks Homecoming Weekend festivities.

Penn State Berks reduces paper usage

As part of Penn State Berks’ ongoing sustainability efforts, student, faculty, and staff joined forces to reduce paper usage during the 2015-16 academic year.