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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.

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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Mechanical Engineering receives ABET accreditation

The Penn State Berks baccalaureate degree program in mechanical engineering has recently been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
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College Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State 2016, Penn State Berks celebrates the vision of building relationships between members of the college and the local entrepreneurial communities with a variety of events on campus the week of Nov. 13–19. The campus has several lectures planned for aspiring student entrepreneurs and one event is open to the public.