Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey. More than 750 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.
Thomas J. Lynch, chairman and chief executive officer at TE Connectivity, will give the keynote address. Lynch has served as the company’s chief executive officer since January 2006 and was elected chairman of the board in January 2013. TE Connectivity is a multi-national company involved in the design and manufacture of products that connect and protect power and data flow.
Dr. Jane M. Wilburne, associate professor of mathematics education in Penn State Harrisburg’s Teacher Education Program, has received a $1.875 million Eligible Partnership Project grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The three-year award supports partnerships with and professional development opportunities for local school districts to provide innovative, research-based, approaches to improve student teaching experiences.
Anthony Sedun, a 2009 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s Teaching and Curriculum master’s degree program, believes that we all have valuable life stories to tell, no matter who we are or where we come from. In fact, his own personal story is quite interesting. In 1985, at four years old, he
and his sister were adopted from South Korea by an American family.
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 in October, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.
Dr. Jo Tyler, associate professor and program coordinator of the training and development program, will present Strategic Assemblage: Integrating Art into Visioning and Strategy at an Inner-City Non-Profit as a part of the Faculty Seminar Series on Wednesday, November 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Dr. Kenneth Cunningham, associate professor of sociology, will be the keynote speaker this fall for the first Teaching International program lecture at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
Dr. Cunningham is program coordinator for Penn State Harrisburg’s bachelor of science in sociology, bachelor of science in applied behavioral science and the minor in sociology.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold a symposium, examining weapons of mass destruction and U.S. intervention, on Wednesday, October 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 212C Olmsted Building. Titled WMD and US Intervention: Syria, its Neighbors, and the Past, Present, and Future of Global Security, the session will feature several Penn State Harrisburg faculty.
The School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) March 30-April 1, 2014. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Click "Read More" for complete details.
Penn State Harrisburg hosted the Young Writers Academy from June 24-28. The event was intended to help young writers cultivate their storytelling skills.
The week-long program for writers in grades 5-12 included workshops such as - “Science Fiction & Fantasy: It’s Out of this World!” for students in grades 5-8 and “The Art of Short Fiction” for students in grades 9-12.
Students in the academy read their original pieces of fiction to family and friends on Friday, June 28.