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Penn State Harrisburg Softball

The Douglas W. Pollock Foundation has made a $750,000 donation to support Penn State Harrisburg athletics and the naming of the Courtney Pollock Memorial Field and Softball Complex.

2016 Election

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will host a pre-election panel on Thursday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building, Gallery Lounge on campus.

The panelists will discuss topics related to immigration, leadership capacity, minimum wage and racial issues within policing. This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Anne Douds, lecturer in criminal justice.

At the Innovation Café fall forum event, organized by Penn State College of Medicine’s Office of Technology Development, engaging conversation and great ideas, were on the menu. 

Media Highlights

Central Penn Business Journal: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Urban guru Richard Florida: Harrisburg not a war zone

Far from being a war zone as Donald Trump recently described it, Harrisburg has a substantial creative class and the resources to overcome years of deindustrialization, nationally renowned urban studies expert Richard Florida said.

Press and Journal: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Penn State economists debate impact of Clinton, Trump plans on the country

Presidential actions and federal government spending make a great impact on the United States’ economy, but not all of the current candidates’ ideas will work out as intended, according to four economic experts who discussed the issues Sept. 28 at Penn State Harrisburg. 

Pennlive: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spooky clown sightings unsettle Pa. towns: Why we're afraid

It's called Coulrophobia – the academic term for people given to the excessive fear of clowns. Certainly, horror movie makers have recognized this fear of people who colorfully paint their faces in the name of slapstick circus entertainment, only to haunt our nightmares, instead.


Russell E. Horn Sr. Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center
8:00 am — 10:00 am
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building
3:00 pm — 4:15 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Research News

Penn State Harrisburg’s Office of Research and Outreach, Office of Marketing Research and Communications, and STEM-UP PA will present a science communication workshop on Saturday, October 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Olmsted Building, Gallery Lounge on campus.