Penn State Harrisburg is inviting the college community to travel the world during “World Fest”, an all-day event beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, which intends to encourage global interaction and celebrate the vitality of the college’s diverse campus community.
From Sunday, September 25 to Saturday, October 1, the Penn State Harrisburg library will celebrate Banned Books Week on the main level of the library.
Library staff has created a display of books that have been banned or challenged in schools and libraries around the country to celebrate intellectual freedom and the right to read. Staff will also be sharing their favorite banned books via social media throughout the week.
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Current Events panel titled “Economic Policies of Presidential Candidates” on Wednesday, September 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Galley Lounge on campus.
Linda Schwab will discuss “A Family’s Survival” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Wednesday, September 21 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg, in coordination with local and regional agencies, will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its library, on Friday, September 30 starting at 9:00 a.m. The library will be closed to the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
As part of the exercise, the college community and visitors to campus can expect to see the increased presence of law enforcement and emergency response professionals. Except for activities in the library, the exercise is not expected to otherwise affect normal operations of the college.
Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs researchers, Dr. Jonathan Lee and Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, both assistant professors of criminal justice, say that for police to forge better relationships with the communities they serve, they must decrease “social distance.”
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective panel titled “Police and Community Relations: Academic and Practitioner Perspectives” on Tuesday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.