October

Immigration: Struggles and Misconceptions

This evening of open dialogue will tackle the misconceptions of immigration, illustrated with the stories from actual immigrants paired with the knowledge of specialized immi- gration legal counsel provided by the Berks County Bar Association. Hear the stories of immigrants from Columbia, Mexico, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic as they discuss their struggles and challenges of entering the United States. The evening will also include a panel discussion with local attorneys led by Eric Winter, immigration committee chairman for the Berks County Bar Association. The recently formed immigration law committee was formed to respond to the needs of the ever-growing immigrant community in Reading and educate lawyers and the community about immigration law.

Start Date: 10/10/2011 8:00 pm
End Date: 10/10/2011 10:00 pm
Location: Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall
Price: Free
 
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  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.



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