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Wed, 10/29/2014

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education will present an Academic Perspectives on Current Events panel titled “Common Core: Implications for PK-12 Student Learning” on Wednesday, November 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Panelists include Dr. Laura Roy, assistant professor of education; Dr. Julie Schappe, director of the Capital Area Writing Project; and Dr. Amanda Thomas, assistant professor of education. This event is moderated by Dr. Denise G. Meister, professor of education.

Tue, 10/28/2014

J. Alex Hartzler, a 1990 graduate of Penn State and Harrisburg, PA native, was honored for his outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.  Hartzler is a longtime friend and benefactor of Penn State Harrisburg, where his father was a faculty member.  Penn State Harrisburg nominated Hartzler to receive the Alumni Fellow award.

Mon, 10/27/2014

The School of Science, Engineering and Technology now offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. The program draws on faculty expertise in anatomy/embryology, genetics, immunology/microbiology, neuroscience and plant genetics and offers two options in either general biology or genetics/developmental biology. Read the full details of the program.

Mon, 10/27/2014

Recent changes to Penn State Harrisburg’s Principal Certification Program provide greater flexibility and a condensed timeframe in which educators can complete the requirements for principal certification in Pennsylvania.

“The program is intended not only for people seeking to become principals, but any teachers intending to fill leadership roles in their schools,” said program coordinator, Dr. Denise G. Meister.

Mon, 10/27/2014
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As part of Penn State Harrisburg's Communications Speaker Series, Amanda Mustard, an award winning photojournalist, will present her work on Thursday, October 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the campus Capital Union Building Student Center.

A 23-year-old, self-taught photojournalist whose career has already taken her around the globe, Mustard will present on her recent projects in Egypt, China, and Thailand.

Fri, 10/24/2014
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Penn State Harrisburg hosted more than 80 high school students on October 14 for a student journalism competition. Supported by the Pennsylvania School Press Association and Penn State’s journalism department, the event featured guest speaker Lu Chekowsky, vice president, creative director of on-air promotions for MTV. 

Fri, 10/24/2014
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Dr. Amit Banerjee, associate professor of mechanical engineering in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology, will present “Trajectory Planning for Surgical Robots” on Wednesday, October 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Banerjee’s research interests include robotics and automation, optimization, evolutionary algorithms, creativity in design, and computer-aided design. His teaching interests include machine design, mechanics, robotics and CAD/CAM.

Fri, 10/24/2014

MIDDLETOWN, PA -- Following the general election day on November 4, Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, Graduate and Professional Student Council, and Current Events Club will host a post-election panel discussion on Wednesday, November 5 at 1 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

The panel will discuss the implications of the election at the state and federal level and feature a diverse panel of academic experts and practitioners with direct connections to policymakers in Pennsylvania, including:

Thu, 10/23/2014

Penn State Harrisburg recently presented Alumni Achievement Awards to one graduate of each of the five academic schools who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner on October 16, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.

See photos of Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Wed, 10/22/2014

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology recently secured a $448,000 Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The funding will be used to purchase a bit error ratio tester that will support the ongoing research activities of the college’s Center for Signal Integrity.

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