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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The 2012-13 academic year marks the 40th anniversary of creation of Penn State Harrisburg master’s degrees in public administration and American studies, two of the college’s 25 master’s programs.
When it was founded in 1966, Penn State Harrisburg was the only Commonwealth Campus to be given the mission of providing innovative and interdisciplinary programs as an upper division (undergraduate juniors and seniors) and graduate center. Six years later, these two graduate programs were approved.
Registration for the Penn State Harrisburg summer sessions is now open for all students.
Students seeking to take courses over the summer can choose from a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Flexible options include on campus and online courses, some courses at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, programs for educators, a study tour, and consecutive scheduling for certain required classes. The first summer session runs May 13 to June 21; the second session runs June 26 to August 7.
A faculty panel explored pressing government issues including the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling at Penn State Harrisburg, on Feb. 6 in the Gallery Lounge (W-107 Olmsted Building).
Free and open to the public, the Academic Perspectives series installment "Over the Cliff, Through the Ceiling?" discussed the 2012 fiscal cliff agreement and its aftermath, the urgency of the debt ceiling, and the effects of these issues on economic growth, unemployment, and state and local governments.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Board of Trustees today (Jan. 18) approved the final plans to renovate and construct an addition to the Educational Activities Building at Penn State Harrisburg. Trustees also authorized the awarding of contracts for construction of the $19.5 million project.