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College to host Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winner

Penn State Berks will host a lecture by Joby Warrick, reporter for The Washington Post and recipient of multiple Pulitzer Prizes, at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. This presentation is free and open to the public.
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Lecture discusses history through outhouses on Nov. 9

Robert E. Lee III will discuss what he has learned about history through his excavations of long-abandoned outhouses on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This lecture is free and open to the public.
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Berks' bees and pollen variation subject of student’s independent study

What does the study of honey bees have to do with pollen variations and seasonal allergies? Science major Cassandra Darnell hopes to find out through an ongoing independent study she is conducting on the honey bees that she brought to Penn State Berks.
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Making a Murderer’s Star Lawyer Dean Strang

Dean A. Strang, best know as one of Steven Avery's defense attorneys in the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer," discusses the inadequacies of the American justice system at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. Due to the popularity of the "Making a Murderer" documentary, tickets are required for both presentations.
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Day of the Dead celebration slated for Nov. 2 at Penn State Berks

Días de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated at Penn State Berks at 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Cesar Martinez-Garza, assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks and a native of Mexico City, will provide a presentation about Días de los Muertos and its cultural and spiritual significance. The event will take place in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Mexican-themed refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
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Penn State Berks to host Cuts for Kids to benefit THON on Oct. 12

Penn State Berks benefiting THON, a student organization that helps to raise funds for the fight against pediatric cancer, is hosting their annual Cuts for Kids event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room.
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Student veterans awarded $10K for new vet center

Walking onto a college campus after leaving the military can be a daunting experience for student veterans. That’s why The Home Depot Foundation and Student Veterans of America (SVA) are awarding the SVA chapter at Penn State Berks $10,000 for its veteran center on campus, as part of their Vet Center Initiative.

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Housing pilots WashAlert app in residence hall laundry facilities

Students living in Sproul Hall at University Park campus and Oak Hall at Penn State Altoona no longer wait to hear the spin cycle complete or dryer buzz. WashAlert sends email or text notifications to students when their load of laundry has finished washing or drying. The online tool reduces the number of times spent visiting the laundry facility to check for available machines or to see if a load is complete.
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Global Oscars comes to Berks on Oct. 6

This fall, as part of the Global Studies degree program's "Global Oscars Comes to Berks," Penn State Berks will present three films: "Mustang" on Thursday, Oct. 6; "A War" on Thursday, Nov. 3; and Son of Saul, on Thursday, Dec. 1; all at 6 p.m. in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. All three films are free and open to the public.
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Penn State Berks celebrates Exercise Is Medicine Week

The Penn State Berks Kinesiology Department is celebrating Exercise Is Medicine Week from Oct. 3–7 with a variety of events and activities, including daily 20-minute walks on campus; participation in a Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center; and various activities on the lawn of the Perkins Student Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the common hour, 12:15–1:15 p.m.