Penn State Harrisburg

Behavioral Sciences and Education News

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:43pm
Kevin Harter

Penn State Harrisburg has named alumnus Kevin Harter as the college’s first professor of practice. As such, Harter, the former chairman, president and CEO of Saladax Biomedical, Inc., will lead Penn State Harrisburg’s new entrepreneurial center. He will serve jointly in the School of Business Administration and the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:35am

Penn State Harrisburg now offers two new integrated undergraduate/graduate (IUG) programs, one in Applied Psychological Research and one in Electrical Engineering. The integrated programs allow strong undergraduate students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:16am
Faculty and students at sociology program event

Penn State Harrisburg is offering a new option — community organization and social services — within its bachelor of science in sociology.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:13am

Penn State Harrisburg now offers a special education certification program.  Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program can be completed in one year and features a schedule convenient for those who are currently teaching or working in another capacity during the day.  Courses are offered late in the day and in the evening.

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Nursing alumni returned to campus in April 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, 06/15/2015 - 9:44am
Jane Wilburne

Jane Wilburne, associate professor of mathematics education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, was recently appointed chair of the Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM) journal editorial panel.  

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:13am
Dr. Karin Sprow Forté

Dr. Karin Sprow Forté, program coordinator of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist and Leadership Certificate Program in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, has been awarded a scholarship for the 2015 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), sponsored by Penn State and the Online Learning Consortium.

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 8:40am
Students working on STEM projects

Penn State Harrisburg, in partnership with ArcelorMittal, is presenting a free week-long summer institute for middle and high school math, science, and special education teachers.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:02am
Steelton-Highspire students and Penn State Harrisburg nursing staff in lab

In an effort to increase student interest in science careers, Dr. Judith Witmer, assistant professor of education in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, and executive officer of the Capital Area Institute for Mathematics and Science (CAIMS), hosted seventh graders from Steelton-Highspire Junior High School in Steelton, Pennsylvania.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:55pm

Penn State Harrisburg will host the Keystone Health Promotion Conference, June 16 through 18 in the Educational Activities Building on campus.  The conference provides an opportunity for health education, health promotion, and wellness professionals from schools, hospitals, universities, and businesses to experience, examine, and evaluate components of health promotion programs for themselves, their students, and their employees.  This year’s conference will focus on three specific themes: physical activity a

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