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Behavioral Sciences and Education News

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:00am

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 on October 16, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.

See photos of Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:45am

Penn State Harrisburg will present “The Changing Perspectives on the Legalization of Marijuana: Exploring the Impacts on Society,” a discussion panel focusing on marijuana legalization, on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. in the Capital Union Building Student Center on campus.

The discussion will explore the changing perspectives and culture of marijuana usage and will present information from a variety of viewpoints. Panelists will cover such topics as public health factors, medical marijuana, and the current marijuana trends in South Central Pennsylvania.

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:49am
Ellen Burgess

“He has found a joy in reading, and that's a wonder.” That’s how one mother described the effect Penn State Harrisburg's Summer Reading Program had on her son.

This past summer, 15 students from area public and private schools and 15 teachers who were completing their Master of Literacy Education at Penn State Harrisburg came together for the six-week Summer Reading Program.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:23am

Dr. Jane M. Wilburne, associate professor of mathematics and education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, will present “Building Teacher Capacity to Promote Common Core Mathematical Practices in the Classroom” on Wednesday, September 24 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building on campus.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:22pm

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education will present “Perspectives on Autism” on Wednesday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.  

The presentation and discussion will focus on:

  • Autism and its impact on individuals with Autism and their families
  • Behavioral interventions and appropriate education programs that provide support and lead to success
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:17pm
Jackie Woodson

Penn State Harrisburg will present a Diverse Voices in Literature Seminar with renowned author, Jacqueline Woodson on Thursday, September 25 in the library Morrison Gallery.  There will be two presentations followed by a book signing.  The afternoon session will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the evening presentation will take place from 5:40 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:39am
Dr. Jane Wilburne

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education has recently been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer a Mathematics Coach Endorsement program. 

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:23am
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Penn State Harrisburg will host the 2014 Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), June 4 to 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 7 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at various locations on campus.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:44pm
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Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2014 Student Awards Ceremony.

View the award descriptions and a Flickr slideshow of the students.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:59am
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Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2014 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on March 27.  Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. 

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