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Penn State Berks Theatre Department presents Festival of Plays

The Penn State Berks Theatre Department will present the annual Festival of Plays, a showcase of student written and produced plays, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Berks students awarded in Spanish poetry-writing contes

Two Penn State Berks students received awards in the fifth annual Spanish Poetry Writing Contest sponsored by the Latin American Cultural Center of Lancaster
The Imagine Mosaic at Strawberry Field in Central Park.

Berks students get the Beatles into their lives in NYC

Some 20 students enrolled in the Penn State Berks Beatles honors course turned into day trippers on Sunday, April 8, traveling to New York City for a walking tour of Fab Four historic points "here, there and everywhere"; a presentation by one of the world’s leading Beatles experts and enthusiasts; and a visit to the New York Public Library’s current 1960s U.S. history and culture exhibit.
Hannah Hart

Hannah Hart to 'make some noise' at Penn State Berks on April 27

Hannah Hart, LGBTQ advocate, internet personality, comedian, author and actress will “Make Some Noise” at Penn State Berks at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. The talk will be held on the the National Day of Silence, a day of activism to spread awareness of voices (of LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities) that are made silent due to harassment, bullying, prejudice, and discrimination. The talk will be followed by a NOISE concert featuring The Cabaret All-Stars Drag Entertainers and the We Are Reading dancers at 8 p.m. in the same location. Both events are free and open to the public.
Biloxi Blues poster

Penn State Berks Theatre presents 'Biloxi Blues'

The Penn State Berks Theatre Department will present "Biloxi Blues," the second play in a trilogy written by Neil Simon, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for veterans and Penn State students, staff and faculty; $10 for general admission, and free for area high school students.
Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

 Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Tarana Burke Streaming of Tarana’s speech will be available Thursday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT  

Michael Franzese

Former mob boss of Colombo family hits Penn State Berks

Former mob boss Michael Franzese will speak about his life in organized crime at 7 p.m. March 21, in Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.
the terrible girls poster

Penn State Berks Theatre Department presents ‘the terrible girls’

The Penn State Berks Theatre Department will present "the terrible girls," written by Jacqueline Goldfinger, at 8 p.m., Feb. 21-24, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This production contains adult language and adult situations, and it is free and open to the public.
Dr. Chidi Achebe

Dr. Chidi Achebe to discuss global issues and U.S. healthcare, Feb. 21 at Berks

Dr. Chidi Achebe, physician executive and the son of the late Chinua Achebe, author of the novel "Things Fall Apart," will present two lectures at Penn State Berks on Feb. 21. The first is part of the Global Studies Forum, titled “Investment in Nigeria” at 12:15 p.m. The second is part of the college’s Arts and Lecture Series, titled “Inequalities in Health Care in the United States: Why We Should Care” at 7 p.m. Both lectures will be held in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room and are free and open to the public.
Berks engineering majors and theatre minors

Theatre meets engineering at Penn State Berks

While majoring in engineering and minoring in theatre may seem like an odd combination at first, three Penn State Berks Engineering students with theatre minors find that it is opening doors for them in unexpected ways. They recently had the opportunity to expand their technical knowledge by participating in the 50th Annual Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania in January.

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