Arts and Entertainment

Rhetoric of horror films course combines research

Penn State Berks students enrolled in the course “The Rhetoric of American Horror Films” encountered a new twist in this year’s syllabus. While in past semesters, students in CAS 415 would write an academic research paper analyzing the rhetoric of horror films, this spring students had the opportunity to submit creative projects, supported by research.

Libraries Short Stories spring contest winners announced

The winning writers of Penn State University Libraries Short Stories’ “April Showers” spring 2020 contest have been announced. Representing six Penn State campuses, the latest writing contest challenged Penn State students, faculty and staff across the commonwealth to unleash their best original short stories or poetry on the theme of weather.

Collaboration on display in Freyberger Gallery

"Engaging Perceptions: A Collaboration of Scholars and Artists" explores the relationship between academia and the arts. This upcoming exhibition in Freyberger Gallery will kick off with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.

A picture of social justice in the City of Reading

Berks criminal justice students and youth from the RIZE program recently met at the GoggleWorks Center in Reading. The purpose of the meeting was to have an open discussion -- through artistic media -- about social justice issues in the city of Reading.

ATLYS creates beat at Penn State Berks

A classically trained, crossover string quartet composed of four female musicians, ATLYS is well known for their incredibly passionate and interactive performances. They will bring their unique sound to Penn State Berks on Nov. 13.