Penn State Harrisburg


Julian Voloj will present “Beta Israel: Photographs from Ethiopia” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Monday, December 5 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus. The gallery opening show will run from December 5, 2016 through May 1, 2017.

Students at fall 2016 convocation

Enrollment at Penn State Harrisburg has reached a record high.  The fall 2016 enrollment increased from 4,678 to 5,046, an increase of 368 students, according to recent Penn State data.  The college reached this enrollment milestone two years ahead of its projected date and has had continuous growth over the past 15 years.

Ralph Stengler

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall commencement on Saturday, December 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  More than 700 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Ralph Stengler, president of Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. 

Media Highlights

FOX43: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Robots take over a college campus in Harrisburg for high-tech competition

Robots took over Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday. The South Central Pennsylvania Robotics Competition is part of the larger STEM initiative. It's open to all students throughout Central Pennsylvania.

University of Houston News: Monday, November 7, 2016
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.


Russell E. Horn Sr. Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center
8:00 am — 10:00 am
Opening Reception
Morrison Gallery, Library
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Photographs from Ethiopia
Morrison Gallery, Library
12:00 pm

Research News

Book publication: Dr. Glen Mazis, professor of humanities and philosophy, has published a book titled “Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World: Silence, Ethics, Imagination, and Poetic Ontology.” This is the culmination of Dr. Mazis's many decades of research on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French phenomenologist, and on the subject of the interplay of imagination and perception, and the poetic expressiveness at the heart of language. It is also a critique of traditional rule-based and of traditional philosophical approaches to ontology.