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.
Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2013 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on Thursday, March 28. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. View a Flickr slideshow of the winners.
Accompanied by Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English Composition Jen Hirt, five Penn State Harrisburg students participated in Susquehanna University’s ninth annual Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference “Freedom of Thought” on Feb. 18. At the full-day conference, students from around the country present their literary works on differing themes and cultural issues to an audience of fellow writers, teachers, and scholars. Discussion about the intellectual and creative challenges of literary study follows each presentation.
Dr. Wolfgang Mieder, professor of German and folklore at The University of Vermont and the spring 2013 distinguished lecturer for Penn State Harrisburg’s American Studies program, will speak on campus April 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge (W-107). Mieder’s presentation, "'Let Us Have Faith that Right Makes Might': Proverbial Rhetoric in Decisive Moments of American Politics," is free and open to the public.
David J. Puglia, of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg American studies instructor and doctoral candidate, tracks through the hills, houses, and hollows of Pennsylvania in his book “South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore.” Released by History Press, the book offers a full history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes.