Penn State Harrisburg


March 11, 2015
Samuel Gruber

Samuel Gruber will discuss “Arise and Build: American Synagogues and Jewish Identity,” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Wednesday, March 18 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

March 2, 2015
Je Suis Charlie

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Currents Events panel titled “Je suis Charlie? Criminology, Political Science and Homeland Security Perspectives on Countering Violent Extremism” on Wednesday, March 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

February 26, 2015

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred at the Olmsted Building on the Penn State Harrisburg campus.

Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg Police are investigating the report of a series of aggravated assaults at the Olmsted Building that occurred between sometime between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on February 26, 2015.

February 20, 2015
Penn State Harrisburg THON 2014-15 Executive Board

Every year, Penn State Harrisburg students join more than 15,000 other Penn State students to participate in The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. THON benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps fund cancer care for children and their families at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In 2014, Penn State Harrisburg raised nearly $50,000 contributing to the overall total raised of $13.3 million. This year, more than 80 Penn State Harrisburg students will attend THON 2015, February 20 through 22.

February 19, 2015

Americans are generous, but skeptical. They give abundantly to charities – an estimated $218 billion in 2011 alone. But they are increasingly demanding transparency in the organizations they choose to support.

Dr. Roderick Lee, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of information systems, and colleague Dr. Marie Blouin, assistant professor of accounting at Ithaca College, have been studying nonprofits and the ways they can use their websites to build trust with potential donors.

February 19, 2015
Dr. Rodney Zink

Dr. Rodney Zink, assistant professor of English and humanities, will present “Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Grammar, Pedagogy, and the 21st Century Language Learner” on Wednesday, February 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

February 12, 2015

Dr. Eileen Ahlin, assistant professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg will present “Youth Violence: Importance of Personality, Parents, Peers and Place” on Wednesday, February 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

February 10, 2015
Dr. Kulkarni with students

Students will have an opportunity to meet with Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni on Thursday, February 26 during “Chancellor's Open Hours.” The event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Atrium. Join Chancellor Kulkarni for an informal discussion and light refreshments.

For more information, contact or call 717-948-6029.

February 9, 2015

Students will have an option for taking summer courses that’s as easy as 1-2-3 -- one course, two weeks, three credits.  Penn State Harrisburg will offer Maymester from May 11 through May 21, which allows students to concentrate on one subject over a two-week period and earn three credits.

February 9, 2015
Educational Activities Building

The Penn State Harrisburg Educational Activities Building (EAB) renovation project was recognized for excellence as part of the third-annual Dauphin County Premier Project awards. The awards recognize professional leadership in projects which aid communities in planning decisions and promote growth and revitalization.

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