Recent News

Blood drive to take place at Penn State Berks

The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will make a stop at Penn State Berks on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Beaver Community Center parking lot. Students participating in THON, the 46-hour dance marathon to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund supporting families battling pediatric cancer, will be assisting in the blood drive, and WRFY-FM (Y-102) will provide a live remote from 1- 3 p.m. to help promote Penn State Berks events benefitting THON in the local community.

MBA Information Session to be held at Berks Campus on September 17

In today's economy, it's essential to keep your business and management skills on the cutting edge. Take a step now to strategically position yourself for the future. Penn State Great Valley offers the MBA at the Penn State Berks Campus, and we invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity. There will be an information session for the MBA program on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, from 6-7 p.m. in room 157, Franco Building, Penn State Berks.

College hosts African Film Series

As part of the Global Studies degree program's African Film Series, Penn State Berks will present four films this fall: Among the Righteous on Monday, September 16, at 1 p.m. in room 308 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building; and Cry Freedom on Wednesday, September 18, Yesterday, on Wednesday, October 9, and Endurance, on Wednesday, December 4, all at 6 p.m. in room 101 of the Franco Building. All four films are free and open to the public.

Press discusses Beautiful Souls, college common reading

Eyal Press, author of Beautiful Souls, discusses his book, which was the subject of the college's common reading program on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beaver Community Center Gymnasium. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Fegley named Executive Director of the Sudan Studies Association

Dr. Randall Fegley, Associate Professor of History at Penn State Berks, was named Executive Director of the Sudan Studies Association (SSA) during the organization's 32nd Annual Conference on May 24, 2013, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This followed his completion of a two-year term as SSA President. In this role, Fegley will oversee the organization's transition to a new generation of officers and board members.

First-year students move into residence halls on August 23

Penn State Berks will welcome nearly 400 first-year members to its residential community as part of the campus' annual orientation program on Friday, August 23, 2013. Students will move into the residence halls from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a welcome reception for students and their families at the Perkins Plaza from 2:30-4:00 p.m., which will be attended by students, faculty, and staff of the college.

Freyberger Gallery presents BLUE MARSH: Landscape Lost

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present BLUE MARSH: Landscape Lost, an exhibit that explores the story of the Blue Marsh Dam project and the subsequent changes for the families who lived and worked in the area, from September 12-October 31, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 12, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Professor at PSU Berks receives award

Dr. Hassan Gourama, associate professor of Food Science at Penn State Berks, received the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - Food Microbiology Division Outstanding Member Award. IFT is an international, non-profit professional organization for the advancement of food science and technology. Dr. Gourama served as the chair of the IFT-Food Microbiology Division from July 2012 to July 2013 and previously served as the chair of the graduate student competitions from 2006 to 2010.