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Alumni Award Winners

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates alumni achievement

Penn State Harrisburg presented Alumni Achievement Awards to one graduate of each of the five academic schools who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards were presented during the Alumni Awards Dinner in October 2017.

Annual MATHCOUNTS event to be held on campus February 3

Students from 14 area middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the 34th annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Center for Survey Research calls for questions for the 2018 Penn State Poll

The Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg is inviting organizations to sponsor questions in the spring 2018 Penn State Poll. The survey will be fielded in March/April 2018. The deadline to indicate interest is Feb. 2.
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Mehalko and team win case competition at Global Leadership Summit for students

Penn State Harrisburg student Maggie Mehalko and her fellow team members won their case category during the KPMG sponsored Team Case Competition at the Beta Gamma Sigma 2017 Global Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida. Mehalko was the first Penn State Harrisburg student to attend the summit.

School of Public Affairs to host Civic Education and Leadership event

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs will host a Civic Education and Leadership event on Jan. 31 in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.
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Creative writing option added to English major at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg now offers a creative writing option in the bachelor of humanities in English program in the School of Humanities.
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New online criminal justice master’s degree aimed at professionals in field

Applications are being accepted now for the master of professional studies in criminal justice policy and administration, a new 30-credit program being offered online through Penn State World Campus and taught by faculty from Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts and the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs. Courses will begin in fall 2018.

Penn State Harrisburg course helps fight opioid addiction in the community

Penn State Harrisburg faculty are finding unique ways to educate students on how they can be a part of battling the opioid epidemic. Dr. Weston Kensinger is helping by providing tools to graduate students to make a positive difference. He hopes the students in his colloquium class — mostly working professionals — will take their newfound knowledge to the wider community.

Hsieh to discuss health behavior and decisions

Dr. Meng-Hua Hsieh will present “The Influence of Power on Health Decisions” on Wednesday, January 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
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Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Penn State Harrisburg students have a passion for giving back to the community. While organizations and clubs are required to complete at least a couple of community service projects a semester, students go above and beyond that requirement, giving their time to senior citizens, elementary and secondary school students, children suffering from cancer, shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals and much more.