Unity Day, an annual Penn State event that helps bring students, faculty, staff, and the community together to celebrate diversity, will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Activities will take place on the Perkins Plaza, weather permitting. All Unity Day activities are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The Office of Career Services will hold a graduate school information session for currently enrolled students on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. in room 3 (Forum Room) of the Perkins Student Center. Attendees will be presented with an overview of the graduate school application process, learn the benefits of pursuing a graduate education, and acquire information about specific graduate school examinations and requirements.
Prospective students and their families are invited to a visitation program at Penn State Berks on Saturday, October 19, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Perkins Student Center, located just off Broadcasting Road in Reading. The event is part of the University's "Penn State Day" in which Penn State campuses throughout the state host visitation programs on the same day. Students will have an opportunity to complete their application during the program and the college will waive the application fee.
Cyclic facility layout problems will be the subject of the first lecture of the fall Penn State Berks Engineering, Business, and Computing Research Interest Group Speaker Series. Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak, Professor of Management Information Systems and the coordinator of Engineering Entrepreneurship at Penn State Berks Berks, will present her research on cyclic facility layout problems on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 1:00-2:15 pm in room 244 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.
Penn State Berks recently announced that the college has added the Certificate in Public Relations to its academic offerings. The certificate program is designed for students majoring in Communication Arts and Sciences, business, and Professional Writing who wish to focus their supporting coursework in a specific professional communication area. The certificate is also designed for working professionals interested in developing their skill-set in public relations.
Penn State Berks has recently started a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, the world's foremost pre-professional society for students interested in public relations, with more than 10,000 members at 330 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced that three local colleges-Penn State Berks, Albright College, and Kutztown University-as well as Kutztown Borough and the Wyomissing Police Department will share a grant for a combined $150,000 to help minors avoid the temptation of underage drinking and alcohol abuse.
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook â¦ the list of mass murders continues to grow and has sparked a contentious divide on gun control. In the "Gun Control Debate," two of America's most prominent public intellectuals go head-to-head on this most timely topic on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
The Penn State Berks Alumni Society will sponsor a bus trip to tour Gettysburg with paranormal researcher and writer Charles J. Adams III on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The bus will depart from Penn State Berks at 8 a.m. and return to the campus at 6:30 p.m. The tour includes a visit to a renowned haunted house, ghostly sites in the battlefield, and other haunted areas. Participants will also have free time to explore the town, eat lunch, and shop. The cost for this event is $60 per person.