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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EBC lecture to discuss student learning in virtual computer lab

Dr. Abdullah Konak, associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology, will discuss how to best utilize virtual computers for teaching information security as part of the Engineering, Business, and Computing (EBC) Division Research Interest Group lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. in room 244 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Berks student receives American Chemical Society’s Student Leadership Award

Penn State Berks Chemical Society President Kristin Kamowski was recently honored with the 2013 Student Leadership Award by the American Chemical Society's Committee on Education (SOCED) Undergraduate Student Programs Advisory Board (UPAB).

Student theatre festival to begin Feb. 18

The Theatre Program at Penn State Berks will present N.O.W. (New Original Works) at Berks, an annual one-act student play festival, which will run from Feb. 18-22, 2013, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. each evening. The festival will showcase five, one-act plays written, performed, and produced by Penn State Berks students. Each play is approximately 10-12 minutes long. 

Berks Degree Fair promotes academic programs

Penn State Berks will hold a Degree Fair for currently enrolled students on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Tully's. Students attending the fair will receive a coupon for a free lunch on the day they attend.