Data users from across the Commonwealth are set to gather at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey for the Pennsylvania State Data Center’s (PaSDC) 2015 Data User Conference on Sept. 17. The annual conference serves as Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive single-day forum for research and development in demographic data.
Penn State Harrisburg was among a group of five universities awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding from DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, to partner with Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany to encourage collaboration and travel for engineering students and faculty.
The prestigious grant, which will continue until 2018, provides travel support for student exchanges, faculty conferences, and research collaboration. It extends and expands Penn State Harrisburg’s partnership with Hoschule Darmstadt.
Penn State Harrisburg now offers a special education certification program. Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program can be completed in one year and features a schedule convenient for those who are currently teaching or working in another capacity during the day. Courses are offered late in the day and in the evening.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Penn State Harrisburg students embodied the spirit of Margaret Meade’s iconic quote recently when they embarked on an alternative spring break trip. Sleeping on cots in a hot gym, taking cold showers, and helping elementary school children with their homework may not be your idea of a spring break, but this group would not have had it any other way.
Rashaan Carlton, director of Penn State Harrisburg Intercollegiate Athletics and Penn State alumnus, was recently inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native was recognized for his contributions to Pennsylvania sports.