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Humanities News

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:54am

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.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:40am

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities recently hosted Writers Resist: All Our Voices Matter, an event designed to celebrate diversity and recognize literature as a tool for social change. Faculty, students, and community members read their own work or the work of other authors addressing topics such as mental health, politics, and identity. The event was one of over 100 similar readings held across the country that were modeled after the flagship Writers Resist event, which took place in New York City on January 15.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:04pm
Student Enrichment Center Theater

When plans for Penn State Harrisburg’s Student Enrichment Center (SEC) were approved in 2015, the initial blueprints included a multi-purpose space on the first floor intended for lectures and special events. But over the course of the project’s development, the concept for the space was gradually reshaped into what is now the SEC theater, a state-of-the-art venue for cultural and academic programming and student activities.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:03pm
Avenue Q Logo

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ theatre program will present the spring musical “Avenue Q” April 6 through 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus. A post-show talk back on the show’s identity themes will be held on Thursday, April 6.

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 2:10pm

Faculty members from several schools at Penn State Harrisburg will discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize winners as part of the college’s faculty seminar series on Wednesday, February 22 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

From the School of Business Administration, Dr. Sabri Yilmaz, instructor in economics, will present the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (Winners: Oliver Hart and Bengt Holstrӧm).

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:11am
Henry Glassie

As part of the college’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities will present Henry Glassie, an internationally renowned author and educator and one of Penn State Harrisburg’s first faculty members, on Monday, February 20 at 7 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:25pm

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ visiting writers’ series, Michelle Burke, a poet born in rural Pennsylvania, will visit the campus for a panel discussion of her collection “Animal Purpose” on Monday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge, and at 5 p.m. in C213, Olmsted Building on campus.

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:24pm

The creative works of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities faculty members will be showcased at a creative writing event on Tuesday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Faculty will read from their creative works which include poems, non-fiction, short stories, novels, screen plays and more. Featured faculty include Eric Bliman, Ashley Cowger, Maggie Gerrity, Heather Hamilton, Jen Hirt, Justus Humphrey, Charlie Kupfer, Glen Mazis, Catherine Rios and Rod Zink.

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:47am
Google Ingress Image

With the introduction of location-based games such as "Ingress" or, more recently, "Pokemon Go," an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokemon or capturing portals, new research conducted by Dr. Anthony Buccitelli, professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, suggests that gamers are doing more than just playing -- they’re building communities and connecting with their local cultural heritage.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:37am
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Penn State Harrisburg will hold several events on campus.

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