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HASS Colloquium Series to resume Jan. 28, 2013

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Colloquium Series will kick-off the semester with two presentations: "Fertility on Ice" and "Online Social Support and Its Impact on the Quality of Life of Those Living with Lupus" on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. in room 104, Franco Building. This event is open to the campus community and light refreshments will be served.

Daffodil sales support the fight against cancer

The Penn State Berks Department of Health Services is participating in Daffodil Days to help raise funds to support research, advocacy, and education, and to provide services for cancer patients. Students, faculty, and staff can purchase a bunch (ten daffodils) for $10, a bunch in an American Cancer Society etched glass vase for $15, a bunch and a 10-inch Daffodil Days Boyd's Bear named "Ray O. Hope" for $25, and mini potted daffodils (3-4 bulbs packaged inside a foil-wrapped 4-inch pot) for $12. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Berks County Chapter Alumni make contribution to THON

The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) will present a check for $10,000 to the Berks THON organization at their dancer send-off on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2012, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center.

Writing Center Open House to be held Feb. 11

Penn State Berks students, faculty, and staff are invited to a dedication and open house for the newly renovated Writing Center in room 141 of the Franco Building, at on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event will begin with a dedication from Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk beginning at 1:15 p.m. After the ribbon cutting, the program will include a video about the Writing Center created by peer tutors and some readings of short words and poetry from tutors and Professional Writing majors.

Science Colloquium discusses tooth remineralization and hypersensitivity

The next Penn State Berks Science Colloquium will feature Dr. Robert L. Karlinsey, CEO and owner of Nanotech and former research faculty member at the Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He will give a presentation titled "Fluoride and functionalized beta-TCP combinations for improved remineralization" on Friday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. in room 5, Luerssen Building. This presentation is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Health services events promote student well-being

The Penn State Berks Office of Health Services and the Health and Wellness Committee will sponsor three events that encourage student health and well-being.

Book signing for Russell’s “Perceptions of Female Offenders”

The Penn State Berks Bookstore will hold a book signing event for "Perceptions of Female Offenders: How Stereotypes and Social Norms Affect Criminal Justice Responses," edited by Dr. Brenda Russell, associate professor of psychology and coordinator for applied psychology degree program at Penn State Berks. This event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.

Sowney nets career milestone

Senior forward Sean Sowney recorded both an assist and a goal in the Penn State Berks Blue Lions Ice Hockey team's game against Towson University on January 20, 2013. It might have just seemed like another instance of Sowney contributing to his squad, it was much more. It was the culmination of four stellar years on the ice as Sowney joined the prestigious 100-point club.

Freyberger Gallery to showcase “Architectural Conditions”

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present "Architectural Conditions," a collaboration of visual art by architect Larry Mitnick and poetry by Dr. Ken Fifer, Professor of English at Penn State Berks from March 14-April 18, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Berks celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Penn State Berks will hold several events in February 2013.