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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 3:33pm
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Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion entitled “Is Government Intrusion into Our Privacy Justified by Provision of Greater Security?” on Wednesday, December 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:10am

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will host a panel discussion on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – in domestic space for issues of law enforcement and homeland security on Thursday, December 5 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:42am
Alexander Siedschlag is the new chair of Penn State’s online homeland security programs.

In just the last two years, the nation has experienced deadly man-made and natural disasters, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy and wildfires. And as terrorism and organized crime continue to converge, information technology security challenges, threats to information integrity, identity theft and cyber-attacks will further increase, predicts Alexander Siedschlag, Penn State’s new chair of online homeland security programs.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:45pm

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion focusing on the impact of online education on traditional residential education on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 9:47am

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a symposium, examining weapons of mass destruction and U.S. intervention, on Wednesday, October 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 212C Olmsted Building.  Titled WMD and US Intervention:  Syria, its Neighbors, and the Past, Present, and Future of Global Security, the session will feature several Penn State Harrisburg faculty.

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 1:41pm

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion on “Sports Records:  Before and After Performance-Enhancing Drugs” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

The discussion, centered on the effects of performance enhancing drugs and sports, will feature Dr. Charles D. Kupfer, associate professor or American studies and history in the School of Humanities, and Dr. Jeremy Plant, professor of public policy in the School of Public Affairs.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 8:59am
2013 Student Awards Ceremony

Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2013 Student Awards Ceremony.

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:34am
Andy Dessel (Photo by Gini Woy)

Representing thousands of peers is no easy job. Just ask Andy Dessel, of Chambersburg, Pa., a senior public policy major and communications minor at Penn State Harrisburg. Dessel was selected to participate in the 2012-13 Presidential Fellows Program – a position open to only one student throughout Penn State each year. And though it was a tough job with deadlines, heavy workloads, and personal responsibility, Dessel stressed that the program’s benefits made it well worth the effort.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 9:46am
Michael Passiment

Penn State Harrisburg senior public policy major Michael Passiment, of Carbondale, Pa., has been named one of two recipients of the University’s 2013 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award. Passiment is the ninth Penn State Harrisburg student to receive the honor.

Named for Penn State’s tenth president, the award recognizes students for high scholastic achievement, good citizenship, and participation in leadership and student activities.

Passiment’s strong communication and conflict resolution skills were acknowledged in his nomination for the award.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 9:49am
Penn State Harrisburg

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.

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