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September 6–24 Art Exhibition: One Million Bones, a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and humanitarian crises. Reception: Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Freyberger Gallery. (See p.8 for more information.) September 23 Mini-Golf with the Nittany Lion, 1 p.m., Schell’s, Cost: $6, includes a round of mini golf and a cone of ice cream.
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September 24 Lecture: In The World Outside My Shoes, Carl Wilkens, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, discusses his decision to remain in the country after the genocide began–a decision that prevented the massacre of hundreds of children, 7:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium. October 10 Lecture: In Changing the World 101, Jason Connell discusses volunteering in some of the world’s poorest regions and shares strategies for volunteering internationally, with a focus on fundraising and corporate sponsorships. He teaches audiences how to overcome the mental roadblocks that can prevent them from taking action, 7:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium. October 21 Ghost Stories & Walking Tour with Paranormal Expert Charlie Adams, Gring’s Mill, Cost: $10 per person; limit 100 people. Walking tour along canal, 4 p.m.; ghost stories and refreshments to follow in the barn.
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Penn State vs. Navy Bus Trip (Military Appreciation Day), Game Time: 3:30 p.m. Bus departs Franco parking lot. Discounted trip price for military members. Cost includes game ticket. A limited number of seats are available for the bus trip only.
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October 1 Lecture: The author of The Other Wes Moore discusses his book about two kids with the same name, from the same city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for murder. The book is the subject of the College’s Common Reading Program, 7:30 p.m., Beaver Community Center Gymnasium.
October 11–November 15 Art Exhibition: The Life Atomic examines the impact of the atomic bomb on popular culture in the 1950s and 1960s, from the classic film Dr. Strangelove to the re-creation of a family fallout shelter. Reception: Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Freyberger Gallery.
November 1–4, 8–11 Theatre: Black Ice, by Assoc. Professor of Theatre Arts Cleo House Jr., a psychological thriller that takes place during a blizzard in a small Texas town where a man knocks on an elderly woman’s trailer door seeking shelter and clues to the whereabouts of his missing father, 8 p.m., (Sundays, 2 p.m.), Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Box Office, 610-396-6371.
September 19 Cultural Event: The Asia Project, comprised of Asia Samson, award-winning, spoken-word artist who has captured the hearts of audiences throughout the country with his uncanny ability to combine humor and inspiration, and his guitarist brother-in-law Jollan Aurelio, 7:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. September 20–21 Theatre: Savages in Limbo, explores the dreams of a group of “regulars” in a seedy Bronx bar, who congregate hoping to find respite from their drab lives. This timeless play is about the human condition and whether we can commit to making meaningful changes or just remain in limbo, 8 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Box Office, 610-396-6371.
October 17 Cultural Event: The Dancing Wheels Company, a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities, showcases their awe-inspiring talent, 8 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
November 14 Cultural Event: Piscataway Indian Nation singers and dancers share their rich heritage and perform authentic American Indian dance and song, 8 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
October 5 Homecoming Parade, State College. Those interested in participating in the parade with the Berks County Chapter of the PSAA and the Berks Alumni Society should contact Heather Angstadt at HLA2@psu.edu.
October 19–21 Berks Homecoming and Fifth Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, includes float building, bonfire, carnival, bathtub derby races, homecoming parade, homecoming court, concert, and much more! (See back cover for more information.)
November 24 Football Bus Trip & Tailgate for PSU vs. Wisconsin. Bus departs Franco parking lot. Time and cost: TBD. Includes game ticket. A limited number of seats are available for the bus trip only.
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Berks Events Calendar
Football Tailgates at the Reading Crowne Plaza Trick-or-Treat Night with the Nittany Lion Penn State Berks Night at the Reading Royals
Berks Alumni Society President's Letter
Alumni Profile: Leon Shahabian Produces TV Shows to Improve U.S. - Arab Relations
One Million Bones Brings Genocide Awareness to College
Faculty and Students Work Together to Shape the Future of Energy Use
Penn State Berks Offers MBA Professor Brings Toothpick City II to Berks County
Honors Students Travel to Taiwan to Teach English with Fulbright Scholar
Renaissance Scholarship Honors Casnoff Gift to Ice Hockey Club Creates Locker Room
Berks County Chapter of PSAA Receives Communication Award Class Notes Ice Cream Form
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