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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.

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 10:08am
Faculty and Staff Recognition Program

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.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 1:46pm
Rendering of the completed Educational Activities Building project.
The redesigned Capital Union Building features a new 6,000-square-foot Fitness Center and additional locker rooms.

On March 1, Penn State Harrisburg dedicated its new fitness center and broke ground for an addition, including classroom and laboratory space, to the Educational Activities Building (EAB).

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:14pm
Academic Perspectives on economic issues

Faculty experts at Penn State Harrisburg shared their opinions on the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling at an Academic Perspectives forum titled “Over the Cliff, Through the Ceiling’’ on Feb. 6.

Dr. David Buehler,  assistant professor of economics, moderated the event that featured Dr. Thomas Amlie, associate professor of accounting; Dr. Nihal Bayraktar, associate professor of economics; and Dr. Beverly A. Cigler, professor of public policy and administration.

What follows are highlights from the forum speakers:

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