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Penn State Berks holds fable workshop for Glenside Elementary students

Fifty-five third graders from Glenside Elementary School in Reading will visit Penn State Berks on Feb. 27 for a fable workshop beginning at 9:45 a.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The workshop is a joint initiative of the college’s elementary and early childhood education and theatre degree programs, and coordinated by David Bender, associate professor of educational psychology.
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Dr. Chidi Achebe to discuss global issues and U.S. healthcare, Feb. 21 at Berks

Dr. Chidi Achebe, physician executive and the son of the late Chinua Achebe, author of the novel "Things Fall Apart," will present two lectures at Penn State Berks on Feb. 21. The first is part of the Global Studies Forum, titled “Investment in Nigeria” at 12:15 p.m. The second is part of the college’s Arts and Lecture Series, titled “Inequalities in Health Care in the United States: Why We Should Care” at 7 p.m. Both lectures will be held in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room and are free and open to the public.
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Berks students visit Salem to study witch trials

Would you dare to visit Salem, Massachusetts on Friday the 13th in October? Penn State Berks students majoring in communication arts and sciences and criminal justice did just that, taking to the streets of Salem to study the witch trials of 1692.
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Penn State Laureate Brings “FaceAge” to Berks

Professor Andrew Belser, Penn State Laureate, will bring “FaceAge,” a video installation that explores intergenerational attitudes about aging, to Penn State Berks from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 22. In addition, Belser will give a presentation on the making of the “FaceAge” project on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
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Entrepreneurship courses available to campuses through Digital Learning Co-op

Three core courses required for students enrolled in the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) are now available to all Penn State campuses through the Digital Learning Cooperative, an administrative system that assists campuses and colleges in the sharing of online, hybrid and video courses.
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MBA information sessions slated for May 17

Penn State Berks will hold an information sessions for the MBA program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Room 247 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. 
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Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards

The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

College to host ASME Student Competition

Penn State Berks will host the American Society of Engineers (ASME) Anthracite–Lehigh Valley Section Student Competition from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This event is open to ASME members, and a light meal will be served.
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Berks Students and Olivet to hold Litter Fun Day

Penn State Berks students will participate in a litter reduction pilot program for members of the community from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club Clinton Street location.
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Communication & Food Culture exposes students to world

Students at Penn State Berks are learning about a variety of cultures, in part by sampling international cuisine -- all while earning credits. The special topics course “Communication and Food Culture,” taught by Cheryl Nicholas this fall semester, is helping students to explore the relationship between food and culture through the lens of communication.

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