Anthony Sedun, a 2009 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s Teaching and Curriculum master’s degree program, believes that we all have valuable life stories to tell, no matter who we are or where we come from. In fact, his own personal story is quite interesting. In 1985, at four years old, he
and his sister were adopted from South Korea by an American family.
Russell E. Horn, a 1933 civil engineering graduate had a lifelong love for Penn State. This was evident from the time he stepped on campus at University Park in 1929 and through his generous gifts, as recent as his 2012 leadership gift of $1 million to support the construction of a student enrichment center at Penn State Harrisburg. The $27 million, 58,600-square-foot project which will house offices that provide key services for undergraduate and graduate students that currently are in various locations across campus.
Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hawley to campus to share his experiences reporting in global locations such as Latin America and Afghanistan in a lecture titled “Adventures of a Global Reporter,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, in the Capital Union Building (CUB).
Penn State Harrisburg recently presented Alumni Achievement Awards to one graduate of each of the five academic schools who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner in October, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.
Actor Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight on the award winning show “The Office,” set a few things straight when he visited Penn State Harrisburg November 15. He admitted that, like Dwight, he is a bit nerdy. And, for those who have read his book, he really does have an Aunt Wendy who smoked a pipe and inspired him to do the same.
Students will have a new option for taking summer courses and it's as easy as 1-2-3 -- one course, two weeks, three credits. Penn State Harrisburg will offer Maymester from May 12 through May 22, which allows students to concentrate on one subject over a two-week period and earn three credits.
The Penn State Harrisburg team of students Austin Barket, Isaac Polinsky, and Siddharth Dahiya placed 17th in the United States and 120th in the world, in the IEEEXtreme 7.0 Programming Contest, held on October 26. The contest is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).