Cory Hutcheson, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, lecturer of American studies and Ph.D. candidate in the American studies program in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.
This university-wide award recognizes graduate assistants for outstanding teaching performance. Hutcheson has taught Religion in American Thought, Intro to American Studies and Intro to American Folklore.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Graduate School alumnus James McClure received the Graduate School Alumni Society Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna holding a graduate degree from Penn State who has made a positive societal impact on the welfare of human kind beyond the responsibilities of one’s profession.
In honor of Penn State Harrisburg’s 50th anniversary, the campus choir, chamber singers, and concert band will be performing “1966-2016: The Tunes of Our Time” on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.
Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and Penn State laureate for the 2016-17 academic year, will visit Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. in in the Science and Technology Building, Room 118 on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.