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Students study ethnobotany in Belize

Students enrolled in the Rainforest Ethnobotany Experiential Learning Adventure to Belize at Penn State Berks traveled to Belize from May 5-15, 2013, along with Dr. Aisha Jaffri, instructor in biology, to learn how plants from the rainforest can be used to treat a variety of illnesses.  Six seniors participated in the trip, including Kristine Feick, Rebecca James, Abdullah Naeem, Andrew Salamak, Dewilka Simons, and Nathaniel Tschudy.

MBA Information Session slated for August 7

Penn State Berks will hold an information session for the MBA program on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 6 p.m., room 244, Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. Penn State Berks has received requests from professionals in the Greater Reading area for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. In response to this demand, Penn State Great Valley is collaborating with Penn State Berks and is offering its MBA program at Penn State Berks.

Fidanza, receives Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Michael Fidanza, Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences at Penn State Berks, was recently elected President of the Northeastern Branch of the Crop Science Society of America (CSA), which is the northeastern branch of the tri-society of the Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, and Agronomy Society of America, for 2013-2014. He also received the Northeastern Branch Outstanding Teaching Award, presented at the annual conference held at the University of Delaware from June 22-24, 2013. 

Local Veterinary Practice Holds Summer Camp at Penn State Berks

Veterinarians from the Wyomissing Animal Hospital have volunteered to provide the instruction for the Penn State Berks Discovering Veterinary Science Summer Camp, which will be held Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Twenty high school students are enrolled in the camp, which is offered on both a commuter and residential basis. The camp includes both classroom instruction, which will be held in room 231 of the Luerssen Building, and several field trips.

MBA Information Session slated for July 11

Penn State Berks will hold an information session for the MBA program on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 12 noon in room 244, Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. Penn State Berks has received requests from professionals in the Greater Reading area for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. In response to this demand, Penn State Great Valley is collaborating with Penn State Berks and is offering its MBA program at Penn State Berks, beginning January 2014.

Adult information session to be held July 9

The Office of Continuing Education will hold an adult learner information session on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Franco Building. This comprehensive information session will provide adults with information on credit, noncredit, and certificate programs at Penn State Berks. In addition, representatives will be available to answer questions on admissions, academic advising, financial aid, and registration.

Camp Noah takes students to Sandy Hook

Penn State Berks students, under the guidance of Dr. Jayne Leh, Assistant Professor of Special Education, and Pastor David Hershey, campus minister, are offering support to children affected by the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012 through Camp Noah. The camp runs from July 15-July 19, 2013. The Penn State Berks group will depart on July 13, in order to get acquainted with the community and learn the stories of the families so they can serve the children more effectively.

Newnham Creates Three Trustee Scholarships

Dr. Randall Newnham and his wife have created three Trustee Scholarships for Penn State Berks students, two of which honor the professor's parents who were dedicated Penn Staters. With a gift of $150,000, Dr. Randall Newnham and his wife, Dr. Janet Graden, have created the Robert E. Newnham Memorial Trustee Scholarship, the Patricia F. Newnham Memorial Trustee Scholarship, and the Randall E. Newnham Trustee Scholarship to benefit Penn State Berks students with financial need.

Penn State Berks second summer sessions to begin June 24

The second summer sessions at Penn State Berks will begin on June 24, 2013. The six-week session runs from June 24-August 1. Courses are offered in biology, chemistry, English, geology, history, mathematics, psychology, Spanish, and other disciplines. For more information or to register, call 610-396-6225, or visit our summer sessions web page.

High school students invited to spend a summer morning on campus

High school students who will be seniors this fall and their families are encouraged to attend the Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Morning program, on Saturday, July 27, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. Information will be provided to students who are considering admission for the fall of 2014. Topics such as admissions, financial aid, academics, student activities, and athletics will be discussed.

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