Penn State Harrisburg, in coordination with local and regional agencies, will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its library, on Friday, September 30 starting at 9:00 a.m. The library will be closed to the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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Penn State Harrisburg library Banned Books Display

From Sunday, September 25 to Saturday, October 1, the Penn State Harrisburg library will celebrate Banned Books Week on the main level of the library.

Library staff has created a display of books that have been banned or challenged in schools and libraries around the country to celebrate intellectual freedom and the right to read. Staff will also be sharing their favorite banned books via social media throughout the week.

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Current Events panel titled “Economic Policies of Presidential Candidates” on Wednesday, September 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Galley Lounge on campus.

Enjoy a round of golf while supporting local athletes at the 7th annual Penn State Harrisburg golf tournament, presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.

Media Highlights

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.

Press and Journal: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Community policing can build relationships that foster trust, panelists say

Police need to build strong relationships with the communities they serve in order to develop a mutual trust and understanding, panelists agreed during a Sept. 13 discussion at Penn State Harrisburg. 

Press and Journal: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PSU soccer teams lend a hand by helping mom move

A bunch of Penn State Harrisburg students were caught in the act of doing good on Friday, Sept. 16.


Celebrate your freedom to read!
Library, Penn State Harrisburg
Russell E. Horn Sr. Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center
8:00 am — 10:00 am
A Global Problem, A Local Solution
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm

Research News

Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs researchers, Dr. Jonathan Lee and Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, both assistant professors of criminal justice, say that for police to forge better relationships with the communities they serve, they must decrease “social distance.”