Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2015 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on March 26. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards.
Penn State Harrisburg will host guest artist, Elizabeth Strickler as part of its 1+1 game. Strickler will speak on virtual and embodied worlds on Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Educational Activities Building, Room 103.
Dr. Rodney Zink, assistant professor of English and humanities, will present “Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Grammar, Pedagogy, and the 21st Century Language Learner” on Wednesday, February 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Dr. Lei Cai, senior lecturer of sociology at Wuhan University, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China has joined Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program as an International Resident Scholar. Her tenure began in January 2015 and will continue until the end of December 2015.
Illustrated by vacant, decaying buildings, blight is a crisis facing many communities – forgotten structures that pose serious safety and health risks, diminish the value of surrounding homes and businesses, and create a haven for criminal activity.
Dr. Heidi Pierce, instructor in English composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Politicizing the Arts and Crafts Movement: Mary De Morgan’s ‘Bread of Discontent’” on Wednesday, January 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Semontee Mitra, a doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident, received the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore, given by the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society.
Dr. Gloria B. Clark, associate professor of humanities and Spanish in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present a discussion titled, “Juan Ruiz de Alarcón: Voicing Disability in Early Modern Spain” on Wednesday, November 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Emilia Yang, a communications graduate student and Nicaragua native currently living in Harrisburg, received the Top Student Paper award and Kappa Tau Alpha research award in the Communication and Technology division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2014 annual convention in Montreal, Canada.