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Public Affairs News

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:05am

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will offer Homeland Security:  An Update in Research and Trends, a continuing education short course, August 4 through 8.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:21pm

Drs. Anne Douds, Eileen Ahlin, and Dan Howard, criminal justice faculty members in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, have been approved by Dauphin county commissioners to study the county’s specialty courts for veteran and drug offenders.  At the commissioners’ behest, they will also study offenders with mental health problems.

The study, which will begin this summer and finish at the end of the year, will document the effectiveness of the courts in an effort to improve the treatment of veterans and drug offenders.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:44pm
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Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2014 Student Awards Ceremony.

View the award descriptions and a Flickr slideshow of the students.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:59am
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Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2014 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on March 27.  Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:56am
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Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey.  More than 750 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Thomas J. Lynch, chairman and chief executive officer at TE Connectivity, will give the keynote address.  Lynch has served as the company’s chief executive officer since January 2006 and was elected chairman of the board in January 2013.  TE Connectivity is a multi-national company involved in the design and manufacture of products that connect and protect power and data flow.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:03am
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On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in commercial nuclear power history in the United States started unfolding at the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant outside Middletown, PA.

The events of the ensuing week would capture the attention of the world and focus it directly on the Harrisburg area.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:45am
Publishing

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 20 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:05pm

Penn State Harrisburg recently presented Alumni Achievement Awards to one graduate of each of the five academic schools who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner in October, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 4:09pm
Secretary Schoch

Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch will deliver the keynote address at Penn State Harrisburg’s December 21 commencement ceremony.

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.

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