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Humanities News

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:03pm

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 - 1:44pm
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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 - 11:00am
David Puglia

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 - 8:56am
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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.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:41pm
Pavel Sládek

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome scholar Pavel Sládek to campus for a lecture on early-modern Jewish ethnography on Wednesday, April 23 at noon in the campus library Morrison Gallery.

His work analyzes an unknown manuscript ethnography of Jews by the Catholic priest Karel Jugl and examines the functions of authenticity in this and other Early-Modern Jewish ethnographies.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:01am
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Students in Craig Welsh’s Advanced Graphic Design class at Penn State Harrisburg this semester constructed an 8' x 42' panorama of the text of the Gettysburg Address, which they crafted out of cardboard boxes and painstakingly hand-cut each letter.  The panorama made its world premiere at the recent National Gettysburg Address Competition, where it served as the backdrop.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:16pm

Penn State Harrisburg is now offering a graduate certificate in Folklore and Ethnography. The 15-credit graduate certificate program provides students with skills and practices used in projects and institutions of folklore and ethnography.  

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:25pm

To honor the many contributions of the late Dr. Louise Hoffman, associate professor of Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will dedicate a memorial bench on Friday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. on Vartan Plaza near the campus bookstore.

Dr. Hoffman was a dedicated faculty member in the School of Humanities, from 1985 until her death in 2010.  She taught courses in history and humanities, about which she was passionate. 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:13pm

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspectives on Current Events panel titled Digital Engagements:  The 2012 NEA Survey and the Changing Face of the Arts, on Wednesday, April 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:45am
Publishing

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 20 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

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