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Thu, 07/24/2014

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will offer Homeland Security:  An Update in Research and Trends, a continuing education short course, August 4 through 8.

Wed, 07/23/2014

Harold DentonIn a crisis you want a leader who is calm, unassuming, and honest. You want someone just like Harold Denton, said Dr. Holly Angelique, professor of community psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Denton, a nuclear engineer who had no experience dealing with the public, wasn’t flashy or loud or famous. But when the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant suffered a partial meltdown in March 1979, Denton was the perfect person to explain the situation to a panicked public.

Fri, 07/18/2014
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Penn State Harrisburg has begun preparing for the demolition of the Alice Demey Elementary School, set to take place later this month.  A security fence has been installed around the project and actions have been taken to preserve and protect trees on the site.  Interior work will begin soon.

The school, located at Wharton and Catherine Streets in Middletown and adjacent to the Penn State Harrisburg campus, was purchased by Penn State after the Middletown School District closed the building for good in 2003. 

Wed, 07/09/2014

The large parking lot on the west side of the Olmsted Building will be closed beginning Thursday, July 10.  It is expected that the lot will remain closed for one week, reopening next Thursday, July 17.

The closure is a result of the road project removing the crosswalks that connect the parking lot with the Olmsted Building. Questions can be directed to the Physical Plant Office at 717-948-6235. 

Thu, 06/26/2014
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The American Studies program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities has welcomed Harika Zöhre to campus.  Zöhre is a visiting scholar from Mersin University, Turkey, where she serves as a research assistant in folklore studies.

Thu, 06/19/2014

Drs. Anne Douds, Eileen Ahlin, and Dan Howard, criminal justice faculty members in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, have been approved by Dauphin county commissioners to study the county’s specialty courts for veteran and drug offenders.  At the commissioners’ behest, they will also study offenders with mental health problems.

The study, which will begin this summer and finish at the end of the year, will document the effectiveness of the courts in an effort to improve the treatment of veterans and drug offenders.

Thu, 06/05/2014

Melinda Logan, financial assistant in the Bursar’s Office, was recently awarded Penn State’s Outstanding Office Professionals Award by the University’s Educational Office Professionals (PSEOP).  This award recognizes an administrative support employee who has provided exceptional service on behalf of Penn State.  Logan was one of two award recipients. 

Mon, 06/02/2014
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Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education has recently been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer a Mathematics Coach Endorsement program. 

Fri, 05/30/2014
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Penn State Harrisburg will host the 2014 Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), June 4 to 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 7 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at various locations on campus.

Tue, 05/27/2014
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Thirty-one students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration recently were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society that recognizes students in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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