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Safe Zone

Berks Is a 'Safe Zone' for all students

Penn State Berks wants all members of the campus community to know that they are valued and accepted. That’s why the campus is offering an Ally/Safe Zone training session from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room for faculty and staff.
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.
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'Cherry Wine' shows dangers of substance abuse abuse

Penn State Berks will hold an educational event for students titled “Cherry Wine” at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium as part of the campus "Stand for State" program. The event will explore the dangers and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse and sexual assault, and provide information on resources available to victims.
Solar Eclipse

Student astronomer captures images of solar eclipse

Astronomy has always been a fascinating hobby for Robert Hart, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks. It was a subject that he enjoyed discussing with his favorite professor, Robert Forrey, distinguished professor of physics. So when Forrey and his family traveled to Hiawassee, Georgia, and rented a cabin to view the recent solar eclipse, he invited Hart to join them.
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.
Berks Stand for State trainers

Berks announces Stand for State kickoff

Penn State Berks will hold the fall kickoff for its Stand for State program -- a University-wide initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters by providing bystander intervention training for students, faculty and staff -- from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in the Multipurpose Room, Perkins Student Center.
Lion shrine

Prospective students invited to alumni tours at Berks

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. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
Berks alum James Fitzgerald

Berks alum James Fitzgerald to discuss FBI career

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent James “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a 1975 Penn State graduate and a former student at Penn State Berks, and the agent credited with bringing the Unabomber to justice, will give two special presentations on his career in the FBI: the first at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, and the second at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, both in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
students serving dinner

Community service at Country Meadows, Opportunity House

Penn State Berks students will visit the residents of Country Meadows and serve dinner at Opportunity House in September.
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.