community outreach

Penn State Berks donates PPE to health network

With cases of the coronavirus increasing daily in Berks County, the need for medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) is also growing exponentially. Penn State Berks answered that call with a large donation of items.

'Be Bold, Take Charge' hosts clothing drive

“Be Bold, Take Charge,” a multi-sector community health initiative between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph, is hosting a professional clothing drive in partnership with Goodwill Industries and Berks Connections Pretrial Services (BCPS) through April 9. Donation bins will be located on Penn State Berks campus in the Perkins Student Center and Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. Clothing can also be donated at Penn State Health St. Joseph Main Campus at 2500 Bernville Road in Reading.

Berks gears up for 'FIRST LEGO League Challenge' on Feb. 3

The innovators of tomorrow will be practicing imaginative thinking and teamwork during the FIRST LEGO League Challenge, set to run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a snow date of Saturday, Feb. 10. This is the second consecutive year for the event at Penn State Berks.

College hosts Workforce Development Seminar

Penn State Berks will host a Workforce Development Seminar titled “How to Retain, Attract and Advance Dynamic and Engaged Employees,” presented by two representatives of Schlouch Incorporated: Barry Schlouch, President, and Don Swasing, Chief Operating Officer.

Nihiser travels winding road

Nathan Nihiser has traveled a long and windy road that led him to cross the stage of commencement, graduating cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in electro-mechanical engineering technology from Penn State Berks this spring.

Berks partners with Schuylkill River Trail for Family Nature Festival

Penn State Berks will join local community organizations to host a free Family Nature Festival from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on April 28. The festival will be held on a half-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail, beginning at the River Road trailhead in Northwest Reading across from Baer Park. This event is free and open to the public.

Penn State Berks reschedules Great American Cleanup

As part of the Great American Cleanup, Penn State Berks students and children in the city of Reading will gather in Northwest Reading to clean up Baer Park and a 1-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail, from the River Road trailhead across from Baer Park to the Buttonwood Street Bridge, from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 3.