Penn State Harrisburg


August 22, 2016
New Students at Convocation

Penn State Harrisburg welcomed more than 1,050 freshman students to campus at the recent New Student Convocation, marking the largest incoming freshman class in the college’s history.

See photos from New Student Convocation

August 11, 2016
High school students doing experiments during STEM Summer Enrichment Program

“I really didn’t know what STEM stood for, or what an engineer did before this camp,” said Mechanicsburg Area High School senior Neel Trivedi.

August 9, 2016

Penn State Harrisburg will hold several training sessions August 15 through 19 on the University’s new learning management system, Canvas.  Currently, Penn State Harrisburg has only 10 percent of courses migrated to Canvas.  All courses should be transitioned to Canvas by May 2017.

August 4, 2016
Students demonstrating log splitter

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology recently recognized student projects presented during the Capstone Design Conference, which is the culmination of their undergraduate studies and provides the opportunity to combine classroom learning with real-life applications, as well as collaborate with industry sponsors.

July 25, 2016

TJ became the first student to complete Penn State Harrisburg’s Career Studies Program in spring 2016. He now holds two jobs, one in retail services at JCPenney, and one in nursing and personal care at Homeland Center, Harrisburg. He also graduated high school in June 2016.

July 19, 2016
Women posing on Chicken Bone Beach

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, a graduate student in Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program, thought she would do her thesis on the history of hip-hop. But a chance sighting of black-and-white photos in a Philadelphia gallery window in 2014 would eventually change her mind and open up to her a world during the 1930s to 1960s in which African Americans ruled a section of Atlantic City beach, known as “Chicken Bone Beach.”

July 12, 2016
Cover of book

Penn State Harrisburg archivist and humanities reference librarian Heidi Abbey Moyer has authored the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Campus History Series, “Penn State Harrisburg.” The book includes 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and chronicles Penn State Harrisburg’s history.

July 11, 2016
Students demonstrate a solar-powered lawn mower

One team of senior mechanical engineering students at Penn State Harrisburg spent eight months designing a device for a real world client. Their project was needed by the company to scale down its 3D printing application for smaller volumes.

July 11, 2016
Allan Fausnaught's handmade drums

Mechanical engineering technology is Allan Fausnaught’s major. But music is his passion, and it has driven him to combine his affinity for working with his hands and his entrepreneurial spirit into a business –Woodland Percussions – creating handcrafted drums.

June 15, 2016
Left to Right:  Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes and Dr. Matthew Woessner

Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Matthew C. Woessner, 2016-17 University Faculty Senate chair-elect and associate professor of political science and public policy in the School of Public Affairs have been named Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellows. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.  

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