Recent News

Kulturel-Konak named academic member of CICMHE

Sadan Kulturel-Konak, professor of management information systems and director of the Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center at Penn State Berks, was recently elected to the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education for the 2020–23 term.

Special education teachers forge ties with Reading schools

Two faculty members in the College of Education have embarked on a project that they hope will help relieve the special education teacher shortage in Pennsylvania, as well as forge a mutually beneficial partnership between Penn State and Reading School District.

Recognizing the Class of 2020

The Penn State alumni family grew by more than 15,000 this past weekend as the University recognized its spring 2020 graduates in a livestreamed commencement ceremony, which took place on Saturday, May 9.

Global Programs honors faculty, staff and students

Global Programs has announced the 2020 recipients of annual awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and academic programs at Penn State who have helped to advance the University’s global engagement goals.

Senior and Faculty, Staff Diversity Recognition Awards announced

The Multicultural Resource Center at Penn State has announced this year’s Senior and Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Awards recipients. The 2020 awards honor multicultural University Park graduating seniors who excel in academics, leadership, and service, as well as faculty and staff throughout Penn State who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts beyond the responsibilities of their position.

Second Libraries team at Berks campus wins national award for innovative work

Three Berks Thun Library employees received the 2020 Innovation in College Librarianship Award from the College Libraries Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The award honors librarians who demonstrate a capacity for innovation in working with or serving undergraduates or instructors in the areas of programs, services, and operations, or creating innovations for library colleagues that facilitate their ability to better serve the library’s community.

Penn State Berks awards Schreyer Scholars

Five members of the Penn State Berks graduating class were notified that they would be receiving Schreyer Honors Medals, which are awarded upon completion of the requirements of the Schreyer Honors College, including a capstone honors thesis.