Penn State Berks celebrates 50th anniversary on Sept. 10

August 21, 2008

As part of a yearlong celebration of the campus' 50th anniversary, Penn State Berks is holding a major celebration that kicks off at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. 

Penn State President Graham B.  Spanier will be on hand, along with the campus' three leaders over the last 50 years: Chancellor Susan Phillips Speece, Frederick Gaige and Harold Perkins. After a short program, the student time capsule will be unveiled and there will be birthday cake and "Berks Bits" 50th anniversary ice cream under the tent. Hot air balloon rides, a 50th anniversary postage cancellation stamp and music will make this a day to remember.

The celebration will be followed by a campus history book signing event from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Bookstore. A fireworks display at 9 p.m. will conclude the festivities. All events are free to the public.

For information about this event or the 50th anniversary, contact the Office of University Relations at (610) 396-6053 or visit the Web site at


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