Penn State Harrisburg


February 9, 2016

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Kol Haneshama, a Harrisburg Jewish community chorus, will perform on Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.

Kol Haneshama, was formed in September 2014 by Janet Frankel Staub. The mixed voices chorus includes members from all five Harrisburg area Jewish congregations and performs Jewish-themed a cappella music under the direction of Marina Cherepinsky.

February 9, 2016
Ukrainian decorative egg art

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies, affiliated with the college’s School of Humanities, recently acquired a treasure trove of Pennsylvania folk art and folk life materials, which weave a unique, colorful tale about the diverse people and communities in Pennsylvania.

February 8, 2016

Students from 18 area middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the 32nd annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A nationwide program that involves more than 500,000 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, MATHCOUNTS is designed to build mathematics skills, promote strategic problem solving, and instruct students in dealing with complex problems.

February 4, 2016
Penn State President Eric Barron talks to student entrepreneurs

Penn State President Eric Barron and other Penn State and Penn State Harrisburg officials today joined with David Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC, to launch the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State Harrisburg. The center will enhance the entrepreneurial environment in Central Pennsylvania and encourage students, faculty and community members to transform their intellectual property and creative works into local businesses and industries.

January 27, 2016
Dr. Alexander Siedschlag

Dr. Alexander Siedschlag, professor of homeland security and public health preparedness in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “The European Union Response to Terrorism” on Wednesday, February 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

January 21, 2016
Stand for State Logo

As a part of Penn State’s launch of Stand for State, an initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters to stand up for one another and stop sexual and relationship violence,  Penn State Harrisburg will hold its kickoff event on January 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Olmsted Building atrium.

January 21, 2016
Jen Hirt

Jennifer Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Not Less Than 1,000 Bottles for Horseradish: A Reading and Discussion of Creative Nonfiction” on Wednesday, January 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

January 20, 2016

Due to changes in the construction schedule, the construction work originally slated for this Saturday, January 23 at the Penn State Harrisburg library has been delayed, and will now take place on Saturday, February 6 and Saturday, February 13.  As a result, the library will be closed those days.  

January 18, 2016
Hate Film Poster

Penn State Harrisburg will present a screening of the film “Hate [La Haine],” followed by a faculty panel discussion on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in 102 EAB, Educational Activities Building on campus, as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series.

January 14, 2016
Cast of "Tell Mama I'll Find Her"

For the 18th year, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions Theatre Company will present a dramatic production as a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  This year, the play, “Tell Mama I’ll Find Her,” centers on family unification after slavery and will be performed on Monday, January 18 at noon and Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Capital Union Building at Penn State Harrisburg. 

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