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Humanities News

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 6:02pm
"Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lonestar," two one-act plays by James McClure

The Capital Players, a student club at Penn State Harrisburg, and the college’s School of Humanities will present "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lonestar," two one-act plays by James McClure, on November 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., November 16 at 2 and 7 p.m., and November 17 at 2 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:39pm
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Dr. Rodney Zink, instructor of English composition and humanities, will present Workplace Writing and Composition Pedagogy:  Preparing Students for Everyday Writing Tasks as a part of the Faculty Seminar Series on Wednesday, November 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

The event is open to all faculty, staff, students and the public.  Please contact Krista Strickler at kss17@psu.edu for more information.

 

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:54am

Penn State Harrisburg now offers a graduate-level certificate program designed to enable students to conceptualize, deliver, and manage effective heritage and museum projects.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:45pm

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion focusing on the impact of online education on traditional residential education on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 3:19pm

Jen Hirt, M.F.A., assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, will discuss, “Glow in the Dark,” her 2012 Gabehart Prize for Nonfiction winning creative essay about bats, glow sticks, rejection, and revision on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 4:19pm
Dr. Haddad's book is a culmination of his 2010-11 Fulbright grant experience in China.

In his second book about the relationship between China and the United States, John Haddad, associate professor of American studies and popular culture at Penn State Harrisburg, provides a colorful narrative history of how China and America first met, focusing on the lives and experiences of American traders, missionaries, and adventurers as they traveled to a foreign land unaware that the United States even existed.

The book is a culmination of the research Haddad conducted during his 2010-11 Fulbright grant experience in China.

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 1:41pm

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion on “Sports Records:  Before and After Performance-Enhancing Drugs” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

The discussion, centered on the effects of performance enhancing drugs and sports, will feature Dr. Charles D. Kupfer, associate professor or American studies and history in the School of Humanities, and Dr. Jeremy Plant, professor of public policy in the School of Public Affairs.

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 10:32am

Penn State Harrisburg graduate Oscar Beisert, ’07 master’s in American studies, received the Irwin Richman Scholarship in American Studies during the 2006-07 academic year, but the reward he received went beyond just a monetary supplement – it helped him advance his career in the years to follow. The experience helped the student form a working relationship with Dr. Irwin Richman himself, a professor emeritus of American studies and history and, along with his wife Dr. M. Susan Richman, associate professor emerita of mathematical sciences, a donor to the college.  

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 4:17pm

An estimated 55,000 undergraduate college students are living in the greater Harrisburg area.

Nonprofit agencies like the American Red Cross and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank see these students as a vast untapped resource - and the next generation of volunteers.

Both agencies had targeted college students for volunteer recruitment, but neither had an effective strategy for how to reach them.

Thanks to a class of public relations students at Penn State Harrisburg, now both agencies have a strategy.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 2:16pm

Ayushman Khazanchi, a senior information science and technology major at Penn State Harrisburg, of Gurgaon, India, received the Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller Poetry Prize, part of the Academy of American Poets’ (AAP) University and College Poetry Prizes program. This is the first year the college participated in the prize program. The award is open only to Penn State Harrisburg students.

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