Penn State Harrisburg


June 15, 2016
Left to Right:  Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes and Dr. Matthew Woessner

Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Matthew C. Woessner, 2016-17 University Faculty Senate chair-elect and associate professor of political science and public policy in the School of Public Affairs have been named Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellows. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.  

June 6, 2016
Lisa G. Freed discusses her research

Emily Barton's first grade students came up with the concept “playing with words” on their own after she encouraged them to look at each other's stories and suggest changes. Michele Lacerda said her seventh graders improved their writing throughout the year as they shared their work with their peers. Kaitlyn Myers said her fourth graders became excited about writing when they could use technology that let them publish their work.

June 2, 2016
Carolyn Julian

Carolyn A. Julian, student aid adviser and veterans affairs coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg, has been elected as the 2016-17 president of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA).

Julian was awarded the Leadership Award in 2011-12 and Distinguished Service Award in 2015. She has been a member of PASFAA since 1987. Julian received her business degree at Penn State Harrisburg and has over 40 years of service in financial aid.

May 26, 2016
Dr. Simon J. Bronner

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor in American studies and folklore, has co-edited a book titled “Youth Cultures in America” with Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.

May 25, 2016
Buccitelli Book Cover

Anthony Bak Buccitelli, assistant professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, had his book titled “City of Neighborhoods: Memory, Folklore, and Ethnic Place in Boston” published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

May 24, 2016

Penn State Harrisburg student and Political Science Major, Ann-Queen Sedhom, was elected campus chair of the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) for the 2016-17 school year.

This position works to conduct meetings and promote unity across the commonwealth with duties including presiding over all meeting of the council and reviewing agendas.

May 23, 2016
Ife Akinkugbe

Ife Akinkugbe, a Penn State Harrisburg civil engineering student from Nigeria, Africa, recently placed second at the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Atlantic Region Student Conference in the technical paper competition. This year’s competition included students from 12 different universities, providing an opportunity for young civil engineers to further their professional development and gain national attention.

May 19, 2016
Jonathan Garber

Jonathan Garber, a recent graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, received the 2016 Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award from Penn State.

May 17, 2016
Jen Hirt

A new anthology co-edited by Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, is featured in Essay Daily, an online journal that focuses on creative nonfiction.

The book, “Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers,” was published in March by SUNY Press and co-edited with Erin Murphy, professor of English at Penn State Altoona.

May 12, 2016
School of Business honors society inductees

Twenty-two students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration were recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society that recognizes students in the top 10 percent of undergraduate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB International.

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