Penn State Harrisburg


October 1, 2015
Penn State Commencement

For college students, an internship is a major rite of passage during their studies. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 61 percent of the class of 2014 participated in at least one internship or co-op during college. Internships provide students real world work experience that can be crucial to their future success in securing a full-time job, they can also help students decide their career path by “test driving” different positions. Internships also provide networking opportunities and chances to boost a student’s academic studies.

September 29, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology has welcomed two visiting scholars from China.

September 29, 2015
Chancellor Kulkarni meets with students

Students will have an opportunity to meet with Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni on Tuesday, October 6 during “Chancellor's Open Hours.” The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building atrium and will feature an informal discussion and light refreshments.

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

September 28, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies received the 2015 Peter J. Shellem Champion of Justice Award from the South-central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The center has been recognized for its efforts to advance the causes of civil rights and social justice.

September 25, 2015
Engineering students Karnawat and Khilnani

Armed with a crisp new suit and a wheelchair, electrical engineering graduate students Darshan Karnawat and Tapan Khilnani set off for the LeadingAge Hackfest competition last October in Nashville, Tennessee. They were looking for a way to get more involved with extracurricular activities; what they got was more life-changing than they could have imagined.

September 18, 2015

Nursing alumni recently returned to campus to present highlights of their international health projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Malawi.

Diana DavidsonDiana Davidson ’12
Staff nurse anesthetist
Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

Davidson has been volunteering in global health since 2004 when she went to Thailand. Since then, she has been to Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, India, and Rwanda.

September 14, 2015
Glenn McGuigan

Glenn McGuigan has been named library director at Penn State Harrisburg.

McGuigan, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has served with Penn State’s University Libraries for more than 15 years. He joined Penn State Harrisburg’s library in 2000, after first serving at Penn State Abington. Prior to his appointment as director, he held the positions of business and public administration reference librarian and reference and public services coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg.

September 14, 2015
Dr. Bing Ran

Dr. Bing Ran, associate professor of public administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, recently was elected as chair of the Organizational Theory Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) after serving as the divisional coordinator and editor over the past two years.

ASAC is the international association for management and administrative sciences scholars at Canadian and international postsecondary institutions as well as private and public sector organizations.

September 14, 2015
Dr. Beverly Cigler

Dr. Beverly Cigler, distinguished professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has received the 2015 Leslie A. Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching, given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

September 11, 2015

Dr. Ronald Huss, associate vice president for research and technology transfer at Penn State, will present “Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property at Penn State” on Wednesday, September 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Huss will discuss the Penn State technology transfer process, the different types of intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and more.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Anton Mulder at

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