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Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:54am

Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff will discuss their works, published during the past year, at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 23 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

Open to the public, the event will honor college community members and their collaborators whose recent works include publications on art, politics, education, culture and diversity. Featured publications will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to sign copies of their works.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:34am
Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has received the Donald C. Stone Award from the American Society for Pubic Administration (ASPA). This award is given to members who have contributed outstanding services to the Society.

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:53am
police worn body camera

Penn State Harrisburg will present a discussion panel on Pennsylvanians’ perceptions of police body worn cameras on Tuesday, March 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:20pm
police worn body camera

Data from a recent survey by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg shows how Pennsylvanians view key policing topics, including what defines police legitimacy and whether or not police wearing body cameras makes us feel safer.

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:26pm
International Flags

On February 23 and 24, Penn State Harrisburg’s International Affairs Association/Rotaract Club will host the 45th annual Model United Nations conference. The two-day event provides high school students from central Pennsylvania the opportunity to discuss and develop solutions for major international issues and concerns.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:41am

Dr. Spero T. Lappas, a constitutional lawyer and a part-time lecturer of political science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “President Trump’s Constitution: The Bill of Rights in the Words of POTUS 45,” on Wednesday, January 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:08pm
Alumni Achievement Award winners

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

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:07pm
Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir

Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir received his master’s of public administration from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs at the college’s fall 2016 commencement on Saturday, December 17.  Qodir, who traveled from Indonesia to study at Penn State Harrisburg, said that completing his studies as an international student came with challenges and rewards.

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:48pm
Marc Anthony Merino Jr.

Marc Anthony Merino Jr. was one of more than 250 students to receive his degree at Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 17.  He received a bachelor of science in criminal justice from the School of Public Affairs, with a minor in psychological science.  It was a moment of triumph for Merino; it was also a moment that almost didn’t happen.

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:37am
Dr. Shaun Gabbidon

Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, distinguished professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, received the 2016 Division of People of Color and Crime (DPCC) Teaching Award.

The Teaching Award recognizes a member of the DPCC in the American Society of Criminology who possesses excellence in teaching race, ethnicity, crime, and justice related courses.

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