Penn State Harrisburg


Mon, 01/12/2015

Penn State Harrisburg keeps faculty, staff, and students informed of delays and cancellations due to severe weather through the PSUAlert system, Facebook page, Twitter feed and on the campus website, as well as the telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main telephone number, 717-948-6000.   Local television and radio stations also inform the public of delays and cancellations.

PSUAlert is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via e-mail or cell phone in the event of a campus closure or emergency.  All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are automatically signed up to receive e-mail alerts via their Penn State e-mail address.  An active Penn State access account is required for users to access PSUAlert and to change contact settings, such as adding e‑mails and cell phone numbers to receive text messages. 

Mon, 01/05/2015
Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

Penn State Harrisburg announced, today, the appointment of Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes as director of the college’s School of Public Affairs, effective July 1, 2015.

Mon, 12/22/2014
Students at graduation

Penn State Harrisburg held its fall 2014 commencement on Dec. 20 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 250 graduates were in attendance. William Stout of Gannett Fleming, Inc. gave the keynote address.  Visit our facebook page at to see photos from the day.

Mon, 12/22/2014
Dr. Sairam Rudrabhatla

At the fifteenth National Role Models Conference held in Washington, DC this fall, Dr. Sairam Rudrabhatla, associate professor of biology in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and Middletown, Pennsylvania resident, received the Minority Access National Role Model Award.

Mon, 12/22/2014
Semontee Mitra

Semontee Mitra, a doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident, received the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore, given by the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society.

Thu, 12/18/2014
Students at Commencement

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall commencement on Saturday, December 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey.  More than 580 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Commencement is a momentous occasion for graduating students, family and friends, and we are inviting you to capture memories and share congratulatory messages via Penn State Harrisburg’s social media platforms.

Tue, 12/16/2014
Dr. Peter Swan

Dr. Peter Swan, associate professor of logistics and operations management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania resident, along with three co-authors, recently received the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award for the best research paper for their paper titled, "Exploring the Use of the Upper-Semi Variance as a Robust Estimator For Setting a Base Stock Inventory Policy" at the 2014 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Educators Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Thu, 12/11/2014
William Stout

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall commencement on Saturday, December 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey.  More than 580 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

William M. Stout, chairman of the board and CEO of Gannett Fleming, Inc., will deliver the keynote address.   He was elected chairman and CEO in January 2008, making him responsible for all operations of Gannett Fleming and its subsidiaries. 

Tue, 12/09/2014

Penn State Harrisburg will offer a new biology baccalaureate degree.  The program, which will offer degree options in general biology and developmental biology, is currently enrolling students and will begin spring 2015. 

The introduction of an undergraduate biology degree will expand the portfolio of baccalaureate programs available for science students in south-central Pennsylvania and will promote regional economic development.

Mon, 12/08/2014

Penn State Harrisburg recently partnered with several organizations to establish endowments in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

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