Penn State Harrisburg


Fri, 10/09/2015
New Students

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, October 17 at 9 a.m. in the Capital Union Building on campus.

The event will provide information to prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs, as well as options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.

Wed, 10/07/2015
Dr. Juliette Tolay

Dr. Juliette Tolay, assistant professor of political science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “Is there a European refugee crisis? A conversation on the context of contemporary human mobility” on Wednesday, October 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Tue, 10/06/2015
Cindy Withjack

While at Penn State Harrisburg, 2015 graduate Cindy Withjack took “Writing for the Web,” a course taught by Dr. Rodney Zink. “This course was a major catalyst in the creation of my blog,” she said. With Dr. Zink’s guidance, she said she turned, “I should really make a blog” into “I finally made a blog!” Cindy currently blogs on writing, books, and lifestyle. 

Thu, 10/01/2015
Penn State Commencement

For college students, an internship is a major rite of passage during their studies. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 61 percent of the class of 2014 participated in at least one internship or co-op during college. Internships provide students real world work experience that can be crucial to their future success in securing a full-time job, they can also help students decide their career path by “test driving” different positions. Internships also provide networking opportunities and chances to boost a student’s academic studies.

Tue, 09/29/2015
Chancellor Kulkarni meets with students

Students will have an opportunity to meet with Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni on Tuesday, October 6 during “Chancellor's Open Hours.” The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building atrium and will feature an informal discussion and light refreshments.

For more information, contact or call 717-948-6029.

Mon, 09/28/2015

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies received the 2015 Peter J. Shellem Champion of Justice Award from the South-central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The center has been recognized for its efforts to advance the causes of civil rights and social justice.

Fri, 09/25/2015
Engineering students Karnawat and Khilnani

Armed with a crisp new suit and a wheelchair, electrical engineering graduate students Darshan Karnawat and Tapan Khilnani set off for the LeadingAge Hackfest competition last October in Nashville, Tennessee. They were looking for a way to get more involved with extracurricular activities; what they got was more life-changing than they could have imagined.

Fri, 09/18/2015

Nursing alumni recently returned to campus to present highlights of their international health projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Malawi.

Diana DavidsonDiana Davidson ’12
Staff nurse anesthetist
Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

Davidson has been volunteering in global health since 2004 when she went to Thailand. Since then, she has been to Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, India, and Rwanda.

Mon, 09/14/2015
Glenn McGuigan

Glenn McGuigan has been named library director at Penn State Harrisburg.

McGuigan, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has served with Penn State’s University Libraries for more than 15 years. He joined Penn State Harrisburg’s library in 2000, after first serving at Penn State Abington. Prior to his appointment as director, he held the positions of business and public administration reference librarian and reference and public services coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg.

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