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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.