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Penn State Berks to celebrate Turban Day

The Penn State Berks Punjabi Culture Club is hosting a Turban Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Lion’s Den, Perkins Student Center. This event is open to Penn State Berks students, faculty and staff.
Chef creating crepes

Beyond the burger: campus dining gets major overhaul

From hand-dipped Berkey Creamery ice cream to weekly burrito bars and surf-and-turf nights, dining at Penn State Berks has gotten a major overhaul since Jonathan Kukta became the campus' director of Housing and Food Services on July 1.
International Cuisine

College holds Diversity Dinner

In celebration of International Education Week, Penn State Berks will hold a Diversity Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Lions Den. This event is free and open to Penn State Berks students, faculty and staff.

Students serve Thanksgiving dinner

Penn State Berks students will visit the Police Athletic Center in Reading to serve Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16. Students will arrive at 4 p.m. and begin the day by doing crafts with the Olivet Boys & Girls Club youth and then serve Thanksgiving dinner.
Black Lives Matter Leader Shaun King to speak Nov. 15

Black Lives Matter Leader Shaun King to speak Nov. 15

Senior Justice Writer Shaun King is an increasingly prominent voice within the Black Lives Matter movement who will visit Penn State Berks on Nov. 15 to discuss civil rights issues, social justice and equality.
Jonathan Kukta, Director of Housing and Food Services at Penn State Berks and Penn State Schuylkill, was recently honored with Schuylkill’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.

Kukta honored with Schuylkill Outstanding Alumni Award

Jonathan Kukta, Director of Housing and Food Services at Penn State Berks and Penn State Schuylkill, was recently honored with Schuylkill’s Outstanding Alumnus Award, which recognizes alumni "whose personal lives, professional achievements and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.”
Victor H. Hammel ’67, Chairman of Rentokil North America, and retired CEO of J.C. Ehrlich

Hammel to speak at Berks' fall 2017 commencement

A new class of 164 Penn State Berks students will receive their baccalaureate and associate degrees at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Beaver Community Center, when Berks hosts its fall 2017 commencement ceremony. The honorary keynote speaker this year will be alumnus Victor H. Hammel, chairman of Rentokil North America, and retired CEO of J.C. Ehrlich.
Liz Neeley

Neeley to discuss science writing

Writing scientific articles can pose a challenge as the writer seeks to decipher the jargon and cut through the data to pique readers' interest. Liz Neeley, executive director of the award-winning podcast "The Story Collider," will speak on this subject from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.

Students to “Camp Out for Hunger” on Nov. 3

The Penn State Berks Office of Campus Life will be working with the Berks Cares and Yoga and Meditation Society student organizations to host awareness events related to hunger and homelessness.
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead celebration slated for Nov. 2

Días de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Penn State Berks. The event will take place in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room, and Mexican-themed refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

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