Penn State Harrisburg


January 11, 2016
Dr. Michael J. Chorney

Dr. Michael Chorney, professor of biology and chair of the biology and science program in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology, has received a 2015 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for inspiring and motivating a former student to make a difference in his or her community.

January 6, 2016
Robin Veder

A book by Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, is now required reading in the introductory American studies graduate seminar at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  

December 21, 2015

With the support of a grant from the D.R.E.A.M. Partnership, Penn State Harrisburg will once again offer an inclusive post-secondary program in customer relations in spring 2016. The program provides the opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities to complete customer relations coursework in a fully integrated classroom, participate in life skills coursework and campus activities, and explore career opportunities in the workplace. Completion of the program leads to a customer relations certificate.

December 21, 2015
Matheus Henrique and Ivan Melo Ribeiro

Brazilian students Matheus Henrique, a senior electrical engineering student; and Ivan Melo Ribeiro, a sophomore civil engineering student, are discovering new experiences every day at Penn State Harrisburg.

Here as a part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, Henrique and Melo Ribeiro are excited for the different learning and social experiences that studying in the United States has provided for them.

December 21, 2015
Durrell Hines

Durell Hines (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a senior psychology major and president of the Penn State Harrisburg Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., along with other fraternity members, were recently recognized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Central PA for volunteering at the society’s “Light the Night Walk,” an event that celebrates a year of fundraising with fireworks, food, games, and a one to two mile walk at dusk. Lanterns are lit for survivors, in memory, and also in support.

December 14, 2015
Students and Nittany Lion at Commencement

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall commencement on Saturday, December 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 650 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

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

December 8, 2015
Eva J. Pell

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall commencement on Saturday, December 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  More than 650 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Dr. Eva J. Pell, recently retired under secretary for science at the Smithsonian Institution and former Penn State senior vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. 

December 7, 2015

Emily Sano, an applied clinical psychology graduate student from South Lake Tahoe, California, in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, received the Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award given by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 52: International Psychology.

The award is named after Anne Anastasi, who made major contributions to understanding how psychological development is influenced by environmental and experiential factors.

December 7, 2015
Traci Langworthy

Traci Langworthy, an American studies doctoral student, received the 2015 Bertrand H. Bronson Student Paper Prize presented by the American Folklore Society for the best student project that combines research and analysis of some aspect of a music or song tradition.

She is the first recipient of the award from Penn State.

December 7, 2015
James Crummel and Laura Roy discuss race and the media.

Penn State Harrisburg's Diversity and Educational Equity Committee recently hosted a panel discussion on “Race and the Media,” one of several discussions designed to “start conversations on topics related to race that may be difficult to start outside of a structured environment,” according to moderator Noah Roufos-Abbey, Associate Director of Development.

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