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.
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.”
Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff will discuss their works, published during the past year, at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 23 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
Open to the public, the event will honor college community members and their collaborators whose recent works include publications on art, politics, education, culture and diversity. Featured publications will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to sign copies of their works.
Two longtime Penn State faculty members who long have had a resonating voice in the field of early childhood education have earned the 2017 Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) VOICE for Children Distinguished Career award.
As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education’s Colloquium Series, Dr. Joel Spring, an education professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center in Queens, New York, will present “From Education and the Rise of the Corporate State To Education in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, February 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Alumni Society honored two exceptional students with the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Scholarship. The award is funded through alumni support, with additional funds generated through Alumni Society events. The scholarship award is based on academic excellence, participation in extra-curricular activities and a student’s essay on their college experience.
Roshan Khadka, who received a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education during the college’s fall 2016 commencement, has a story unlike many of his fellow graduates. Khadka is a refugee from Bhutan who came to the U.S. in 2009 after years in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal. His story is about the success of a refugee student.
Dr. Linda Rhen, assistant professor of special education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, will present “New Visions for Individuals with Disabilities: Penn State Harrisburg’s Career Studies Program” on Wednesday, November 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.