Penn State Harrisburg


Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities’ theatre program will present thier fall play, “Proof,” on November 10, 11 and 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center Theater on campus.

Dr. Eileen Ahlin

Dr. Eileen M. Ahlin, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, was named a 2016 W.E.B Du Bois Fellow by the National Institute of Justice.

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.

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
Capital Union Building (CUB), Penn State Harrisburg
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Hosted by the School of Public Affairs
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building
11:30 am — 1:00 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.