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Humanities News

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:26pm
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Penn State Harrisburg hosted more than 80 high school students on October 14 for a student journalism competition. Supported by the Pennsylvania School Press Association and Penn State’s journalism department, the event featured guest speaker Lu Chekowsky, vice president, creative director of on-air promotions for MTV. 

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

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:39am

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Penn State Harrisburg library and School of Humanities will host “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” a free film screening and discussion series focused on the Civil Rights Movement.  The film series begins on October 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery and includes the following:

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 2:32pm
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The American Studies program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities has welcomed Harika Zöhre to campus.  Zöhre is a visiting scholar from Mersin University, Turkey, where she serves as a research assistant in folklore studies.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:57am

Four Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities students recently presented creative written works at Susquehanna University’s tenth annual Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference.  This is the second year that Penn State Harrisburg students have been accepted in to the conference.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:15pm
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Dr. Kathryn Robinson, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities and professor of theatre and humanities, a native of Beaver, PA, was recently inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:03pm

Penn State Harrisburg’s new chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, inducted its first members on April 14. Twenty English majors with a GPA of 3.00 or better in their English courses were welcomed into the society.

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 - 12:00pm
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David Puglia (Frederick, MD), lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, has received the University’s Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award for 2013-14.

The award recognizes excellence in teaching by graduate students.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:56am
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Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey.  More than 750 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Thomas J. Lynch, chairman and chief executive officer at TE Connectivity, will give the keynote address.  Lynch has served as the company’s chief executive officer since January 2006 and was elected chairman of the board in January 2013.  TE Connectivity is a multi-national company involved in the design and manufacture of products that connect and protect power and data flow.

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