Berks Communication Arts & Sciences

Rodriguez-Ortiz overcomes obstacles to earn degree

One could certainly say that Aymed Rodriguez-Ortiz is a resilient and resourceful student who overcame major obstacles to realize her dream of graduating from college. She will do just that on Saturday, May 4, when she earns her bachelor of arts in communication arts and sciences with a minor in global studies.

Presentation addresses how we remember Emmett Till

David Tell, associate professor of communication at the University of Kansas and a co-founder of the Emmett Till Memory Project, will visit Penn State Berks to present “Remembering Emmett Till” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Multipurpose Room in the Perkins Student Center.

Lecture explores modern-day politics and horror films

Kendall Phillips, professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Syracuse University, will present a lecture titled "A Certain Tendency in Post-Occupy Cinema: The Purge, The Cabin in the Woods, and Snowpiercer” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room at Penn State Berks. This lecture will explore the intersection of politics and cinema in the 21st century. The event is free and open to the public.