Penn State Harrisburg


Wed, 01/21/2015
Sarita Lidle

Each spring, Penn State Harrisburg's international study tours take students on voyages around the globe. These tours provide students an opportunity to learn firsthand about different countries, going beyond the classroom to immerse students in a new culture.

For Sarita Lidle, a junior psychology major, the spring 2014 India study tour offered her even more – a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover her roots.

Mon, 01/19/2015

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, panelists will discuss “Interrogating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Peace and Violence in the Middle East -- Past, Present, and Future” on Wednesday, January 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

Fri, 01/16/2015

In honor of the Martin Luther King national holiday, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions will present the 17th annual MLK play in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King and his legacy of diversity and inclusion. This year’s original play is titled “Rizo,” Portuguese for laughter. The play centers on the life of Joseph Mendes, a Cape Verdean storyteller who shares folktales from the old country.

Tue, 01/13/2015

Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will present a discussion on criminological explanations for terrorist attacks and what countries can do to reduce them on Wednesday, January 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Mon, 01/12/2015

Penn State Harrisburg keeps faculty, staff, and students informed of delays and cancellations due to severe weather through the PSUAlert system, Facebook page, Twitter feed and on the campus website, as well as the telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main telephone number, 717-948-6000.   Local television and radio stations also inform the public of delays and cancellations.

PSUAlert is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via e-mail or cell phone in the event of a campus closure or emergency.  All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are automatically signed up to receive e-mail alerts via their Penn State e-mail address.  An active Penn State access account is required for users to access PSUAlert and to change contact settings, such as adding e‑mails and cell phone numbers to receive text messages. 

Mon, 01/05/2015
Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

Penn State Harrisburg announced, today, the appointment of Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes as director of the college’s School of Public Affairs, effective July 1, 2015.

Mon, 12/22/2014
Students at graduation

Penn State Harrisburg held its fall 2014 commencement on Dec. 20 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 250 graduates were in attendance. William Stout of Gannett Fleming, Inc. gave the keynote address.  Visit our facebook page at to see photos from the day.

Mon, 12/22/2014
Dr. Sairam Rudrabhatla

At the fifteenth National Role Models Conference held in Washington, DC this fall, Dr. Sairam Rudrabhatla, associate professor of biology in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and Middletown, Pennsylvania resident, received the Minority Access National Role Model Award.

Mon, 12/22/2014
Semontee Mitra

Semontee Mitra, a doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident, received the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore, given by the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society.

Thu, 12/18/2014
Students at Commencement

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall commencement on Saturday, December 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey.  More than 580 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Commencement is a momentous occasion for graduating students, family and friends, and we are inviting you to capture memories and share congratulatory messages via Penn State Harrisburg’s social media platforms.

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