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Penn State Berks

Welk drafted by Baltimore Orioles

The senior standout continues to make history as he became the first member in Penn State Berks history to be drafted by one of the major U.S. sports leagues.
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Graduates cross the stage at a commencement ceremony in Beaver Community Center

We are Penn State Proud of the Class of 2019! Here are the stories of our featured graduates, talking about how they found their way to Penn State Berks and where they plan to go next.

Featured Graduates

New hip hop course puts a fresh spin on learning

'Critical Approaches to Hip Hop’ examines what hip hop is as a social and political movement.
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Nicholas named 2019 Penn State Teaching Fellow

Associate professor is one of three faculty members University-wide to be honored
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Penn State Berks team advances to MVP Phase of Nittany AI Challenge

Resilient Resumes builds web app to help students create better resumes
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Study: Penn State Berks contributes $97.5 million to PA economy

More than 1,356 Pennsylvania jobs can be attributed to Penn State Berks, study finds
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Students develop projects to help bring environmental conservation to the city

Penn State Berks students promote environmental stewardship in Reading

Penn State Berks students created projects this spring designed to assist the city of Reading in its sustainability efforts. As part of an environmental science course taught by Mahsa Kazempour, students worked with local organizations to propose and follow through with ideas ranging from building bird houses at an elementary school to basic cleanup around the city.
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Together faculty develop relationships advancing innovative technologies

A diverse group of faculty members at Penn State Berks have come together to collaborate on creative ways to use technology to transform the classroom. Founded in spring 2018, the Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Learning Community for Innovative Instructional Technology in the Classroom has been looking critically at how they can help foster innovative strategies for teaching and learning.
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United Way's 'Big Cheese 5' event helps combat hunger in Berks County

Scores of United Way volunteers will descend on Penn State Berks on June 14 and 15 to participate in United Way's "Big Cheese 5" event. More than 1,000 volunteers will package 500,000 meals (mac-and-cheese and rice and beans) over the two-day event.

Commonwealth Campus faculty receive Jack P. Royer Award

The Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses has recognized three faculty members from across Penn State with the Jack P. Royer Active and Collaborative Learning Award.
Opioid Addiction Lecture

Berks and Caron hold lecture on opioid crisis

Doug Tieman, president and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers, and Dr. Joseph Garbely, medical director of Caron Treatment Centers, led an insightful discussion that touched on the scope of the opioid epidemic and the science of addiction.
Toby Welk

Welk drafted by Baltimore Orioles

Toby Welk was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 21st round of the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Welk was the second Division III player to be taken in the 2019 draft.
Adult Info Session

Penn State Berks holds adult info session on July 10

This comprehensive session will provide adult learners with information on the many programs offered at Berks, as well as answer questions about admissions, academic advising, financial aid and career services.