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Aurentz, Haag, Maughmer named 2012 Penn State Teaching Fellows

David Aurentz, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks; Frederick Haag, associate professor of visual arts at Penn State York, and Mark Maughmer, professor of aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2012 Penn State Teaching Fellows. The Penn State Alumni Association, in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate governing bodies, established the award in 1985. It honors distinguished teaching and provides encouragement and incentive for excellence in teaching. Recipients are expected to share their talents and expertise with others throughout the University system during the year following the award presentation.

College hosts Martin Luther King Day banquet on Jan. 17

Penn State Berks will host a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The event will be held in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room; doors open at 6 p.m., with a soul food dinner at 6:30.

Fosberg explores issues of race and self in “Incognito”

Imagine discovering that you are not the person you thought you were-that you have a family, a history that you never knew. How would this discovery impact your life, the lives of those around you, your vision of yourself and society? Michael Fosberg confronts these issues in "Incognito," a one-hour, solo theatrical presentation, which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Bloodmobile pulls into Berks on Jan. 17

The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will make a stop at Penn State Berks from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 17, 2013. Students should register in the first floor lobby of the Perkins Student Center before visiting the bloodmobile, which will be stationed in the Beaver Community Center parking lot. "Participation in the drive is valuable and has a direct effect on the stability of the area's blood supply," commented Penn State Berks Health Services Supervisor Alice Holland.

Career Services provides transportation to upcoming job fairs

The Penn State Berks Career Services Office will provide transportation for currently enrolled students to University Park for spring career expos and events including: Engineering Career Day on Wednesday, Jan.

“Lessons from Little Rock” examines segregation in schools

In 1957, Terrence Roberts was 15-years-old when he joined eight other students to try to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. For the "Little Rock Nine," the days that followed were filled with fear and uncertainty. Roberts will continue the conversation about race and segregation in schools in his presentation titled "Lessons from Little Rock" on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

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.

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 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).

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.