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Students observe Environmental Education Awareness Week and Earth Day

Penn State Berks students in Dr. Mahsa Kazempour's sections of BiSC3: Environmental Science course are planning a series of activities for Environmental Education Awareness Week (April 15-21, 2013) and Earth Day (April 22, 2013) and invite the entire campus community to join them in these or similar efforts.

MBA Information Session slated for April 24

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 the Berks campus. There will be an information session for the MBA program on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 6-7 p.m. in room 112, Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, Penn State Berks. ?

Students awarded internships at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Two Penn State Berks students, Chris Brendel and Amy Rutter, were recently awarded highly competitive internships in the Research Training Program (RTP) at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

President of Opportunity House to speak at commencement

Modesto Fiume, President of Opportunity House, will be the keynote speaker at the Penn State Berks spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outdoors on Soccer Field (behind the Beaver Community Center). In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the Beaver Community Center. A new class of more than 150 Penn State Berks students will participate in the ceremony, receiving their baccalaureate and associate degrees.

Reading High students participate in “Be a Penn Stater for a Day” program

Students from Reading High School (RHS) will visit Penn State Berks for the fifth annual "Be a Penn Stater for a Day" program on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The program is designed to encourage high school students to pursue higher education. 

Students create devices for disabilities

Students majoring in Engineering and Occupational Therapy have collaborated to create devices to meet the needs of individuals with physical challenges as part of the Adaptive Equipment Project (ADEP). They will present their designs in two separate sessions: the first on Monday, April 22, 2013, and the second on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, both at 1:00 p.m. in room 121, Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Students camp out for hunger

The Penn State Berks Office of Campus Life will host the college's fourth annual Camp Out for Hunger, an event designed to bring awareness to homelessness in Berks County, on Friday, April 19, 2013, beginning at 9 p.m. This event is for students only; it is not open to the public. During this event, students will camp outside on campus overnight. The college is hosting a fundraising project in conjunction with the Coalition to End Homelessness in Berks County. Members of the Coalition will be in attendance to commemorate the event.

Presidential Search Forum to be held on April 3

Penn State Berks will host a Penn State Presidential Search Open Forum on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This forum is open to Penn State Berks students, faculty, and staff, as well as faculty and staff from nearby Penn State campuses.

Berks Feminist Club holds 'Take Back the Night' event on April 2

The Penn State Berks Feministic Club will hold a "Take Back The Night" event on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Franco Building outdoor amphitheater. This event will include an address by Take Back the Night Executive Director Katherine Koestner, a rally, and a march on campus. In addition, representatives from Berks Women in Crisis will be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public.

EBC lecture to explore leadership and emotional intelligence

Dr. Daniel Gil'Adi, director of INTEGRA Consulting Team, LLC, will discuss emotional intelligence as it relates to management, specifically in team building, on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 1:00-2:15 pm in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.