When David Rumph Jr. was exploring possibilities for his future, he searched up and down the East Coast for a campus that felt like a good fit. However, a fall semester visit to Penn State Berks and the realization that the campus offered a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program won him over.
Ebonie Cunningham Stringer, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Berks, recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University.
Did you know that people who experience stigma toward their drug use are less likely to seek out help? And did you know that opioids are medications prescribed by doctors to treat persistent or severe pain? These are just two of the messages that are part of a Penn State Berks awareness and educational campaign on opioid addiction.
Berks criminal justice students and youth from the RIZE program recently met at the GoggleWorks Center in Reading. The purpose of the meeting was to have an open discussion -- through artistic media -- about social justice issues in the city of Reading.
A group of 18 Berks Criminal Justice students and faculty members recently spent a week visiting Amsterdam and The Hague to learn about how illicit drug policies of the Netherlands differ from those of the United States.
Roy Waterman, project manager for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ Criminal Justice Initiative, will speak at Penn State Berks at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, in room 150 of the Franco Building.
Adam Benforado, author of "Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice," will visit Penn State Berks and give a presentation on issues in the criminal justice system from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Room 150, Franco Building.
When Krisann Cruickshank was growing up in Jamaica, she never dreamed that she would someday graduate from Penn State. She will walk across the stage to receive her bachelor of science in criminal justice diploma at Penn State Berks' commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
Penn State Berks will hold two informational events about active shooters in schools on March 14. The first will be an Active Shooter Survival Strategies presentation from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Then, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., there will be a Q&A session with Kim, also in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.