Penn State Berks is reaching out to the local community in a new way — through "LionSide Chats," a modern interpretation of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression-era “Fireside Chats.” These webinars provide current and timely talks from college faculty and staff experts on a variety of topics and disciplines.
In 2000, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. He will visit Penn State Berks via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 3, to share his story.
Penn State is planning a phased return over the summer semester to a full on-campus learning environment for fall 2021. The University’s priorities continue to be the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and local communities, and the plans for expanded in-person classes have the flexibility built in to quickly respond to changing pandemic conditions, if necessary.
Penn State Berks is showing support for the four student dancers who are representing the college at virtual THON, the dance marathon to benefit families battling pediatric cancer, with “Dancer Week” from Feb. 15 to 18.
Many prospective students are anxious about choosing the best college for their academic and social needs. To help students make that important decision, Penn State Berks has launched “Welcome to College,” a tool that allows prospective students to connect with current Penn State Berks students.
Verde Mantis, a coworking company that emerged from the Penn State Berks LaunchBox, is partnering with TheGeekGrid Studios to bring a Fallout 76 life-size suit of armor to life in preparation for the upcoming PA S.T.E.A.M. Fest on Aug. 21-22.
Kaiya Kizuka, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering at Penn State Berks, earned a spot on the U.S. World Championship Snowboard Team and will compete at the 2021 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Rogla, Slovenia on March 1 and 2.