Penn State Harrisburg


Thu, 01/29/2015
Pedro Cortés

Pedro A. Cortés, a Penn State Harrisburg master of public administration graduate, has been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth.  Cortés heads the Department of State, where his duties include overseeing elections, 29 boards which license more than 900,000 professionals, the registration of corporations doing business in Pennsylvania, charitable organizations soliciting donations in the state, and the regulation of professional wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts.

Thu, 01/29/2015

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, February 5 at 6 p.m. in the campus library.

The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral, and certification programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admissions and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.

Tue, 01/27/2015
Holly Mckenna

Penn State Harrisburg swim instructor Holly Mckenna will hold the third annual Swim-a-THON on January 29 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the college’s Capital Union Building aquatics center.

Mon, 01/26/2015

Three Penn State Harrisburg students were nominated for the PennACE JoAnne Day Student of the Year Intern award. 

With the award, PennACE recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions who have completed an internship or co-op assignment.  The award honors a career development professional in four categories, including:

Wed, 01/21/2015

Dr. Heidi Pierce, instructor in English composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Politicizing the Arts and Crafts Movement: Mary De Morgan’s ‘Bread of Discontent’” on Wednesday, January 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Wed, 01/21/2015
Dr. Beverly Cigler

Dr. Beverly Cigler, professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs has become the college’s third scholar to be named distinguished professor by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Wed, 01/21/2015
Sarita Lidle

Each spring, Penn State Harrisburg's international study tours take students on voyages around the globe. These tours provide students an opportunity to learn firsthand about different countries, going beyond the classroom to immerse students in a new culture.

For Sarita Lidle, a junior psychology major, the spring 2014 India study tour offered her even more – a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover her roots.

Mon, 01/19/2015

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, panelists will discuss “Interrogating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Peace and Violence in the Middle East -- Past, Present, and Future” on Wednesday, January 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

Fri, 01/16/2015

In honor of the Martin Luther King national holiday, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions will present the 17th annual MLK play in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King and his legacy of diversity and inclusion. This year’s original play is titled “Rizo,” Portuguese for laughter. The play centers on the life of Joseph Mendes, a Cape Verdean storyteller who shares folktales from the old country.

Tue, 01/13/2015

Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will present a discussion on criminological explanations for terrorist attacks and what countries can do to reduce them on Wednesday, January 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

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