Sophia Monteiro didn’t expect to attend Penn State at all, much less to complete two degrees. After completing an associate's degree at Schuylkill campus her academic journey brought her to Berks, where she will graduate with a degree in elementary and early childhood education on May 8.
Penn State Berks is working to enhance the cultural competency of its campus community. A college-wide program to increase cultural competency among faculty, staff and students included a recent study of student-teachers.
This summer, 15 Penn State Berks students traveled with their faculty adviser to Orange, Texas, to work with children affected by Hurricane Harvey as part of Camp Noah, a week-long day camp that responds to children touched by community disasters.
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.
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.