Penn State Harrisburg


November 20, 2015

A team of five students won the ‘hack challenge’ during Penn State’s 24-hour HackPSU competition.

November 20, 2015
Women's soccer at Penn State Harrisburg

In an effort to upgrade and expand the college’s athletic facilities and program support and help student athletes reach individual and team success, Penn State Harrisburg has announced that it will aim to raise $6 million.

An NCAA Division III member, Penn State Harrisburg currently has 16 varsity sports and competes in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).

November 19, 2015
Golf outing organizers present check to local United Way

Representatives from Penn State Harrisburg’s golf outing to benefit the United Way of the Capital Region recently presented the organization with a check for more than $15,000.

November 16, 2015

As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s faculty seminar series, Dr. Spero Lappas, lecturer in the School of Public Affairs, will present "The Embarrassment of Innocence: America's Problem with Wrongful Convictions" on Wednesday, December 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

November 12, 2015

Beginning fall 2016, Penn State Harrisburg will offer a kinesiology bachelor’s degree program  that prepares students in the science of human movement.

Students enrolled in the kinesiology exercise science option at Penn State Harrisburg have the choice of two emphases of study: science or business.

November 11, 2015
Dr. Shaun Gabbidon

Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, distinguished professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, received the 2015 Julius Debro Award, given by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC).

The Julius Debro Award recognizes a member of the DPCC who has made outstanding contributions in service to professional organizations, academic institutions, or the advancement of criminal justice.

November 11, 2015
Dr. Simon Bronner

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, chair of the American studies program and distinguished professor of American studies and folklore, recently received the Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership from the American Folklore Society at its annual meeting in Long Beach, California.

November 10, 2015
A robot in the competition

Penn State Harrisburg will host the fourth annual South-Central PA Robotics Competition on November 14, starting at 8 a.m. in the Educational Activities Building on campus.

The event is designed to strengthen relationships between the region’s students and educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and includes middle school, high school and college level students. 

November 6, 2015

Kevin Harter, professor of practice in entrepreneurship, and Dr. Susannah Gal, associate dean for research and outreach, will present “Invent Penn State: What is it and what does it mean for you? An introduction to campus resources that help you further develop your innovative ideas” on Wednesday, November 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

November 5, 2015
Military Friendly Logo and serviceman

Penn State Harrisburg has been named a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse.  This is the fifth consecutive year that the college has been named to the list.

The college was chosen based on Victory media’s criteria of key programs and policies, such as military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.

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