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.
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.
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.
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.
Pedro Noguera, urban sociologist, will discuss education reform and diversity at Penn State Berks at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Noguera, an urban sociologists and an advocate for a strong and vibrant public education system, is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. He also is the director of the Metro Center for Research on Urban Schools and Globalization. His scholarship and research focus on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment.