Jared Rife, instructor and Ph.D. candidate in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, of West Hanover Township, was recently recognized with a 2012-13 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award at Penn State’s Student Awards Ceremony in April. Rife is the first Penn State Harrisburg graduate student to receive the award.
The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities will sponsor a public Bloomsday reading of James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” on Sunday, June 16 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg.
Dr. Margaret Jaster, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of English and humanities, of Middletown, has received The American Shakespeare Center’s 2013 Words in Action Award. It was the second year in a row Jaster was nominated for the honor, which is based on student recommendations and the quality of learning that students display.
Penn State Harrisburg senior interdisciplinary humanities major Cassandra Romanowski, of Marysville, has been offered a Fulbright grant to teach English in Malaysia next year. Of the program’s hundreds of applicants from across the country, she was one of only 75 who made the cut – a first-time achievement for a student at the college.
Dr. Simon Bronner, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at Penn State Harrisburg, received the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, “designed to identify excellence and creativity in curriculum development and implementation and graduate education at the master's and doctoral levels,” at the organization’s annual meeting, April 12 in New Brunswick, NJ.
Dr. David Witwer, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of American studies and history and winner of the college’s 2013 Award for Research and Scholarly Activity, will present “Racketeering the Racketeers: The Reality and Politics Behind the Menace of Labor Racketeering in the 1950s” on Wednesday, April 17 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
Held in conjunction with Penn State Harrisburg Research Week, the event is free and open to the public.
Media-imposed perceptions of beauty, environmental technologies, sleep and behavioral disorders, and English literature are among the broad array of topics that eight Penn State Harrisburg Honors Program students will discuss during the college’s spring 2013 thesis presentations, Thursday, April 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m. in W-132 Olmsted and Friday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in W-107 Olmsted.
Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Union Building.
The event will present information to prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs and options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.