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Fri, 09/20/2013

In graduate school, Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck met a 14-year-old boy with autism who changed her life.

The boy didn’t just sleepwalk – he threw furniture out of second floor windows while sleeping. Schreck began wondering whether the boy’s sleep deprivation contributed to his aggression.

“Nobody had ever looked at that,” said Schreck, now professor of psychology and program chair of social sciences and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Her graduate school advisor said, “You’ll spend your career working on this.” He was right.

Fri, 09/13/2013
Treating Autism

Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Psychology Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck has met families who spent thousands of dollars, even remortgaged their homes, to pay for unproven treatments to try to help their children with autism.   

Desperate parents sometimes will try almost anything.

“As a mom, I get that,” Schreck said.

Mon, 09/09/2013
Trash to Treasure

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its annual Trash to Treasure yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:00 a.m. to noon on campus in the Student Center, Capital Union Building.

Sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg United Way and Conservation Committees, the yard sale will include gently used electronics, exercise equipment, clothes, toys, books, and other items donated by students and employees during campus-wide collection days. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Capital Region.

For information, contact anh128@psu.edu.

Fri, 09/06/2013
Dr. Haddad's book is a culmination of his 2010-11 Fulbright grant experience in China.

In his second book about the relationship between China and the United States, John Haddad, associate professor of American studies and popular culture at Penn State Harrisburg, provides a colorful narrative history of how China and America first met, focusing on the lives and experiences of American traders, missionaries, and adventurers as they traveled to a foreign land unaware that the United States even existed.

The book is a culmination of the research Haddad conducted during his 2010-11 Fulbright grant experience in China.

Thu, 09/05/2013

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion on “Sports Records:  Before and After Performance-Enhancing Drugs” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

The discussion, centered on the effects of performance enhancing drugs and sports, will feature Dr. Charles D. Kupfer, associate professor or American studies and history in the School of Humanities, and Dr. Jeremy Plant, professor of public policy in the School of Public Affairs.

Wed, 09/04/2013

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Doctoral Programs Information Night on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

The event will offer interested individuals the opportunity to learn more about the college’s three doctoral programs in adult education, American studies, and public administration; meet with faculty and students; and garner more information about admission requirements and financial aid.

RSVP preferred, but not required.

For more information or to register, contact Mitchell Patterson at 717-948-6250 or mbp13@psu.edu.

Tue, 09/03/2013

PSUTXT is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via cell phone or e-mail in the event of a campus closure or emergency.  Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for this important service.

To register, visit http://psutxt.psu.edu/.  Be sure to select Harrisburg Alerts in the Optional Groups section to ensure that you receive notifications specific to this campus.

Fri, 08/30/2013
High school students studied plant research in the Central PA Research and Teaching Lab for Biofuels at Penn State Harrisburg

Local high school students had a chance this summer to do the type of cutting edge research at Penn State Harrisburg that would be impossible in a high school classroom.

For some, it could be a life changing event leading them into one of the STEM disciplines that are becoming increasingly important in today's job market.

Tue, 08/27/2013
Joshua Tucker describes his team's hovercraft project.

The Penn State Harrisburg engineering students who built a “hover-barrow” --  a wheelbarrow that floats on air -- started with a simple sketch on a piece of paper.

They then transferred their sketch to a computer and made calculations.

They built a prototype…It didn't work.

They went back to the computer and tried again…and again.

“It was a simple idea, but getting it to work was hard,” said Joshua Tucker, one of four team members.

Thu, 08/22/2013
New students take part in Convocation
Students move into residence halls

Penn State Harrisburg welcomes students to campus with a series of events.

New Student Orientation, beginning Aug. 24, will help new students learn about campus resources and living and learning in a diverse community. 

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