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‘Financing College: Where’s the Money?’: The campus connection

It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.

Author and publisher Janet Wong to present poetry and other works

Janet Wong, children’s author, poet, and publisher, will visit Penn State Harrisburg to present “Cultural Connections: Celebrating Diversity, Writing, and Poetry” on Tuesday, April 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Wong will share her path to becoming a writer and poet, read poetry, and discuss how poetry has “the capacity to educate the heart as well as the mind.”

Grant Activity

The Office of Research and Outreach, Penn State Harrisburg, is pleased to announce the following grant activity for December 1 – March 31, 2017:

Proposals submitted:

There were 16 proposals submitted to 13 different sponsor agencies by 14 faculty and staff members totaling $2,945,137.

Proposals awarded:

There were 12 projects funded from 11 different funding agencies involving 9 different faculty and staff members totaling $485,710.

Brown to discuss the financial payout to corporate lobbying and political connections

Dr. Richard Brown, assistant professor of management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration will present “The Financial Payout to Corporate Lobbying and Political Connections in the Oil and Gas Industry” on Wednesday, April 12 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Diane Guerrero

Penn State Harrisburg to welcome Diane Guerrero of “Orange is the New Black”

“Orange is the New Black” star and immigration reform activist Diane Guerrero will visit Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. in the Capital Union Building gymnasium on campus. Guerrero will discuss immigration and her book titled “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.”

Jim Dinegar, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade

Regional cooperation and economic development expert to speak at Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg and PNC have announced the second chapter of the PNC Thought Leaders Lecture Series, a special event where high-profile speakers from around the world will focus on topics that have a significant impact on the local region.

Jim Dinegar, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, will present the keynote speech for the event from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

students can select from a variety of courses during their summer at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg offers a variety of summer courses, financial aid for educators

Penn State Harrisburg delivers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs for teachers throughout the summer. Courses vary in length and format to fit busy schedules.

Options for educators include:

Summer at Penn State Harrisburg

Register for Maymester 2017 at Penn State Harrisburg

Students have the option for taking summer courses as easily as 1-2-3 -- one course, two weeks, three credits.  Penn State Harrisburg will offer Maymester from May 8 through May 18, which allows students to concentrate on one subject over a two-week period and earn three credits.

Housing options are available for current students.

Registration for Maymester is open now. For more information, visit

graduate with Nittany Lion

Prepare for the spring 2017 commencement ceremony

Graduating students, you’ve made it this far, now make sure you’re ready for commencement!

The Penn State Harrisburg spring 2017 ceremony will take place Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Don’t forget to:

Penn State Harrisburg Student Investment Committee members meet regularly to discuss how to invest wisely to grow funds

Student Investment Committee joins the market, aims to fund scholarships

With the stock market reaching record highs in 2017 and the Dow Jones topping the 21,000 mark for the first time in history, investing in the stock market would seem to be a sure win. 

A group of finance and business majors at Penn State Harrisburg are about to find out. The Student Investment Committee will be taking their academic background in finance and turning it into a real-life experience investing real money in the stock market.