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Communication & Food Culture exposes students to world

Students at Penn State Berks are learning about a variety of cultures, in part by sampling international cuisine -- all while earning credits. The special topics course “Communication and Food Culture,” taught by Cheryl Nicholas this fall semester, is helping students to explore the relationship between food and culture through the lens of communication.
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Student Town Hall as part of 'All In at Penn State' to be held Oct. 26

As an extension of Penn State University’s “All In at Penn State” initiative, Penn State Berks is holding a student town hall. The event, titled, “BREATHE: Dialogues in Advocacy and Self-Care,” will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is only open to Penn State Berks students.
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Day of the Dead celebration slated for Nov. 2 at Penn State Berks

Días de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated at Penn State Berks at 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Cesar Martinez-Garza, assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks and a native of Mexico City, will provide a presentation about Días de los Muertos and its cultural and spiritual significance. The event will take place in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Mexican-themed refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
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Global Oscars comes to Berks on Oct. 6

This fall, as part of the Global Studies degree program's "Global Oscars Comes to Berks," Penn State Berks will present three films: "Mustang" on Thursday, Oct. 6; "A War" on Thursday, Nov. 3; and Son of Saul, on Thursday, Dec. 1; all at 6 p.m. in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. All three films are free and open to the public.
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Norman Bristol Colón to speak at Latino Forum

Norman Bristol Colón, president and CEO of The Progreso Group, a consulting, strategy, and public relations firm specializing in Latino affairs, will speak at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. His presentation is free and open to the public.
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Freyberger Gallery Stirring the Fire exhibition

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present "Stirring the Fire," a photographic exhibition by West Coast artist Phil Borges from Oct. 27 to Dec. 8. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

'Trump Didn’t Start the Fire: The Story of Racialized Campaigning in Politics'

The Penn State Berks Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) degree program presents "Trump Didn’t Start the Fire: The Story of Racialized Campaigning in U.S. Politics," a discussion lead by two scholars from The Race Project that explores the relationship between race and political communication in our current presidential election, at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in room 5 of the Luerssen Building, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.
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Penn State Berks holds fourth annual Latino Forum

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State Berks is hosting students from local area high schools to participate in the fourth annual Latino Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is open to students from all Berks County high schools, as well as to members of Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc.
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Unity Day celebration to be held Sept. 21

Penn State Berks will hold its Unity Day celebration, an annual Penn State event that helps bring students, faculty, staff and the community together to celebrate diversity, from 12:15-1:15 p.m Sept. 21. Activities will take place under the tent at the Perkins Plaza, rain or shine. All Unity Day activities are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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Ramsey honored with Junior League of Reading Community

E. Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts & sciences and women's studies at Penn State Berks, has recently been honored with the 2016 Junior League of Reading Community Partner Award.