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Tue, 09/02/2014

All Penn State students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to add contact information to PSUAlert, the University's emergency alerts system. By default, students, faculty and staff will receive alerts at their Penn State email address. To add personal contact information to PSUAlert, including cellphone and land line information, visit http://psualert.psu.edu/. University authorities will only use PSUAlert in the event of an emergency, and to conduct periodic system tests.

Wed, 08/27/2014

Advances in technology have brought “the cloud” within reach of anyone who uses a computer, which is just about all of us.

The cloud refers to any kind of hosted service provided to a computer user over the Internet. For example, the cloud allows you to back up and store data on the Internet. You can retrieve your data anytime and from anywhere, as long as you are using a device with Internet access.

Tue, 08/26/2014
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Penn State Harrisburg’s Involvement Fair will be held on Thursday, August 28, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Vartan Plaza.  The event will provide the opportunity for students to discover the many clubs, organizations, and activities available on campus.

Open to all students who want to get more involved in the campus community, the fair highlights Penn State Harrisburg’s campus-wide committees, intramural sports and over 70 recognized clubs and organizations.

Tue, 08/12/2014
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When it comes to playing the stock market, Patrick McKenna, an M.B.A. student in Penn State Harrisburg's School of Business Administration, may have it figured out.  McKenna, a Harrisburg resident, recently placed second among more than 7500 competitors in the national Wall Street Journal Student Index Challenge.  

Tue, 08/12/2014
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Mario Soliman wants to be a neurosurgeon. Although his summer experience in the Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels, located at Penn State Harrisburg, had him working with plants, not brains, it was incredibly useful anyway, he said.

Mon, 08/04/2014

Boarding a plane in her home country of Ghana, bound for the U.S., Nana Annan could feel her heart beating.  She was embarking on a journey that would take her thousands of miles away. 

About to begin graduate school at Penn State Harrisburg, Annan faced challenges big and small. However, excitement soon replaced her nervous feelings as she realized the adventures awaiting her and she wasted no time getting involved.

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. 

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