James Franklin, Penn State head football coach, will deliver the keynote address at Penn State Harrisburg’s spring commencement Saturday, May 6. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the college will confer nearly 700 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony at the Hershey Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Students in Penn State Harrisburg’s Cyber Lions club, a student-run organization that focuses on extending information systems technology and security and risk analysis education beyond the classroom, attended the SANS Security East Conference early this semester in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group, which included Edward Corbett; Katlynn Lenker; Jared Trigilli; Gunther Gochenauer; and Jayson Coulter, gained valuable knowledge and trained alongside experienced professionals.
Two Penn State Harrisburg programs have been named in the U.S. News and World Report list of top graduate schools for 2018. The MBA offered in the School of Business Administration has been included in the publication’s part-time MBA list and degrees in education offered in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education have been named on the publication’s list of schools of education that offer a doctorate.
The Center for Signal Integrity at Penn State Harrisburg will host the 11th Central Pennsylvania Symposium on Signal Integrity, Friday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capital Union Building on campus. Signal integrity involves the quality of electrical signals passing through connectors used in electronic devices like computers or cellular phones.
In honor of Penn State Harrisburg’s 50th anniversary, the campus choir, chamber singers, and concert band will be performing “1966-2016: The Tunes of Our Time” on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg will present a discussion panel on Pennsylvanians’ perceptions of police body worn cameras on Wednesday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.
As part of Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, author Sherry Ostroff will present “A Memoir of Life, Loss and Survival” on Thursday, April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.
Janet Wong, children’s author, poet, and publisher, will visit Penn State Harrisburg to present “Cultural Connections: Celebrating Diversity, Writing, and Poetry” on Tuesday, April 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Wong will share her path to becoming a writer and poet, read poetry, and discuss how poetry has “the capacity to educate the heart as well as the mind.”
Dr. Richard Brown, assistant professor of management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration will present “The Financial Payout to Corporate Lobbying and Political Connections in the Oil and Gas Industry” on Wednesday, April 12 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.