Penn State Harrisburg has made sweeping changes to its undergraduate humanities program to provide students with more flexibility to tailor the program to their interests, and to offer a more robust presence in the fields of history, philosophy, and the arts.
Joseph Hirt will present “A Survivor’s Plea,” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Thursday, October 22 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.
Hirt is a Holocaust survivor who lived during, and witnessed, one of the cruelest periods of World War II. One of the few survivors still living, Hirt shares his part of that history to assure that the Holocaust will be known and remembered.
While at Penn State Harrisburg, 2015 graduate Cindy Withjack took “Writing for the Web,” a course taught by Dr. Rodney Zink. “This course was a major catalyst in the creation of my blog,” she said. With Dr. Zink’s guidance, she said she turned, “I should really make a blog” into “I finally made a blog!” Cindy currently blogs on writing, books, and lifestyle.
A new book by Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities, titled The Living Line: Modern Art and the Economy of Energy, has been published by the Dartmouth College Press and the University Press of New England. The book addresses the role of body movement in the formation of American modernism.