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The college will host a celebration in honor of its 60th “birthday” on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 12:15 p.m. at the Perkins Plaza (rain location–inside the Perkins Student Center).

Penn State Berks birthday celebration slated for July 9

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to a celebration in honor of the 60th “birthday” for Penn State Berks at 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Perkins Plaza (rain location–inside the Perkins Student Center).
Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Evening program

High school students invited to spend a summer evening

Students who will be high school seniors and their families are invited to attend the Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Evening program beginning at 6 p.m. July 17.
Berks student stencils "No Dumping, Drains to River" in Reading.

Berks teams with Reading Public Works

Berks students teamed up with the City of Reading Public Works Department to implement projects that will inform residents about the harmful effects of dumping chemicals and litter into the storm drains leading into the Schuylkill River.
Jovan Tate launches his business Campus Cars

Campus Cars: A dream realized for Berks student

Penn State Berks junior Jovan Tate has launched a pilot program for his fledgling company, Campus Cars Inc., created to bring car sharing to fellow students at Penn State Berks who do not have access to their own vehicles. He gained valuable assistance and advice through the Langan LaunchBox, an incubation hub funded by the Invent Penn State initiative.
Penn State Berks students prepare and serve a multiple course meal for residents at the Opportunity House.

Penn State Berks students volunteer in local community

Penn State Berks students will spend time volunteering in the local community during the month of April.
The keynote speaker will be Aniyia Williams, former student of Penn State Berks and University Park and a 2007 Penn State Schreyer Honors College graduate, and the founder of Tinsel, a tech jewelry start-up based in Silicon Valley.

Aniyia Williams to speak at Berks commencement

The keynote speaker will be Aniyia Williams, former student of Penn State Berks and University Park and a 2007 Penn State Schreyer Honors College graduate, and the founder of Tinsel, a tech jewelry start-up based in Silicon Valley.
The Nittany Lion statue with a compost container.

Berks Sustainability Team expands composting efforts

While recycling has had a significant and positive effect on the environment, opportunities exist to do more. A good example is composting, which could recycle organics — food scraps, grass clippings, leaves, etc. — that make up more than half of our waste stream.
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.
Earth Fest station shows paper footprint for one student.

Penn State Berks celebrates Earth Day with EarthFest and other events

Driven by a strategic University initiative and an expanding individual and collective campus consciousness regarding the importance of sustainability, Penn State Berks will host a number of sustainability-related events in the two weeks leading up to Earth Day, which will be celebrated on April 22.
Berks students helped restore mangrove forests.

Planting the seeds of service in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Penn State Berks students are traveling around the world to help communities touched by natural and manmade disasters as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. This is the story of the most recent alternative spring break trip to Puerto Rico written by Penn State Berks student Chelsea Watts who recently returned from the trip.

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