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Volatility in the Stock Market

By Patrick Cusatis, Ph.D., CFA*

Written for Quarterly Investment Newsletter of Hershey Trust Company

Management journal ranks Kaynak as prolific author

Dr. Erdener Kaynak, professor of marketing and coordinator of the Marketing program in the School of Business Administration, was recognized as one of the most prolific authors – eighth place – of exporting articles published during the period 1960-2007.

Europe’s Jewish Heartland

Exhibit: Europe’s Jewish Heartland begins Jan. 25

Remnants and Renaissance: Photographs by Ruth Ellen Gruber of Europe’s Jewish Heartland will be on display from Jan. 25 through May 1 in the library’s Schwab Family Holocaust Reading Room on campus. Gruber also will be on campus March 21 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Jewish life in Eastern Europe today.

Globetrotter Anthony "Buckets" Blakes

Globetrotters practice new trick on campus

Two members of the Harlem Globetrotters visited the Penn State Harrisburg gym recently to practice the team’s new shot – the four-pointer –and to meet with local media.

The Dinner Guest

"The Dinner Guest" delivers twist on classic drama

For its 13th Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at Penn State Harrisburg, PenOwl Productions presents The Dinner Guest, a new twist on the classic play Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Monday, Jan. 17 at noon and Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.  The play is free and open to the public.

[Due to inclement weather on Jan. 18, the second performance will be rescheduled for a later date.]

Advocating against bullying

Faculty discuss bullying remedies on local news show

Penn State Harrisburg faculty researchers Shanetia Clark and Barbara Marinak advocate a simple way to help stop the rise in bullying in our nation’s schools. Teach students about kindness – and show them through books, other materials, and discussion.

SAT Exam Prep Course

Penn State Harrisburg offers SAT prep course

Penn State Harrisburg is offering the SAT Exam Prep Course to students in grades 9 through 12 on six Saturdays, January 22 through March 5, 2011.

The course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on each day in the Educational Activities Building on campus.  No class will be held February 5.

Yasmin Sharaz

Hip-hop culture expert speaks on campus

Yasmin Shiraz’s December 8 presentation, “The Politics of Hip-Hop,” offered a view of hip-hop society through the exploration of the sexism, racism and capitalism that permeates the culture.

As a former publisher and editor-in-chief of Mad Rhythms hip-hop magazine, Shiraz shared her inside knowledge of life in the hip-hop entertainment industry.

Greater Harrisburg's Jewish Community

Bronner releases book on Jewish community

Dr. Simon Bronner, distinguished University professor of American Studies and folklore, has traced the development of Jewish society in central Pennsylvania in his new illustrated book Greater Harrisburg's Jewish Community.