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Mon, 02/15/2016 - 9:49am
Alumni Achievement honorees from left to right: Carlton (Andy) Klinger, Martin Ciccocioppo, Daniel Fichtner, Ophelia Chambliss

Alumni from each of Penn State Harrisburg’s five academic schools were recently honored for their outstanding professional achievements.

See photos from the awards dinner

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:12am
Ukrainian decorative egg art

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies, affiliated with the college’s School of Humanities, recently acquired a treasure trove of Pennsylvania folk art and folk life materials, which weave a unique, colorful tale about the diverse people and communities in Pennsylvania.

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:46pm
Jen Hirt

Jennifer Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Not Less Than 1,000 Bottles for Horseradish: A Reading and Discussion of Creative Nonfiction” on Wednesday, January 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 1:53pm
Hate Film Poster

Penn State Harrisburg will present a screening of the film “Hate [La Haine],” followed by a faculty panel discussion on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in 102 EAB, Educational Activities Building on campus, as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series.

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:01pm
Cast of "Tell Mama I'll Find Her"

For the 18th year, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions Theatre Company will present a dramatic production as a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  This year, the play, “Tell Mama I’ll Find Her,” centers on family unification after slavery and will be performed on Monday, January 18 at noon and Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Capital Union Building at Penn State Harrisburg. 

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:42am
Robin Veder

A book by Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, is now required reading in the introductory American studies graduate seminar at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 3:58pm
Traci Langworthy

Traci Langworthy, an American studies doctoral student, received the 2015 Bertrand H. Bronson Student Paper Prize presented by the American Folklore Society for the best student project that combines research and analysis of some aspect of a music or song tradition.

She is the first recipient of the award from Penn State.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 10:46am

Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) choirs will perform “Winter in England,” a concert of English Christmas, popular, and art music on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the Rose Lehrman Center on HACC’s Harrisburg campus, and Saturday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Middletown.

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:59am
Dr. Simon Bronner

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, chair of the American studies program and distinguished professor of American studies and folklore, recently received the Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership from the American Folklore Society at its annual meeting in Long Beach, California.

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:03pm
Whirligigs:  The Art of Peter Gelker cover art

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor of American studies and folklore has co-authored a book titled “Whirligigs:  The Art of Peter Gelker,” with Lynn Gamwell, faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York.

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