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.
Dr. Maya Angelou, celebrated poet, educator, and civil rights activist, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forum in Harrisburg, Pa. as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series. Available Aug. 30, free tickets are required to see Angelou, and can be found at Eventbrite.
Presented by the college’s Diversity and Educational Equity Committee and the Office of Student Affairs, the series is held annually in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Michael Ramsdell, speaker and filmmaker, will screen his film, “The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope,” on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Auditorium, for the next installment of Penn State Harrisburg’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series.
Ramsdell’s documentary explores common ideologies of hate, and how to overcome them. The event is free and open to the public.
In 1994, Kemba Smith Pradia vowed that if she ever got out of her 24-year prison sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, she would use her experiences to help others avoid the same mistakes.
Today, Pradia, a domestic abuse awareness advocate, is fulfilling her promise, encouraging young people across the nation to avoid abusive relationships and situations. She shared her message at Penn State Harrisburg during an Oct. 13 presentation.