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“Meet the Candidates” forum October 26

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Public Affairs will host a pre-election “meet the candidates” forum, Tuesday, October 26, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Confirmed speakers for the event include state Senator David Argall, candidate for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District seat, and Bucks County Commissioner James Cawley, candidate for Lt. Governor.

Dr. Mukund Kulkarni

Kulkarni named chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg

Mukund Kulkarni, senior associate dean for academic affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, has been named chancellor at Penn State Harrisburg, effective Nov. 1. He has served as interim chancellor at the campus since July 1.

Penn State campus choirs reunite for concert

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will host Raise the Song Again!, a concert featuring Penn State choirs from University locations at Harrisburg, Altoona, Berks, Schuylkill, University Park, and Erie.  This is the second year the University choirs will collaborate for the event organized by Penn State Harrisburg’s choir director, O. David Deitz.

Photo by Gini Woy

Symposium to feature regional photographers

The Penn State Harrisburg Photo Club will present “The Many Faces of Photography,” Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

American Studies expert to present Oct. 27

A nationally-renowned expert on American landscape and planning history will speak, as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s American Studies Distinguished Lecture Series, on campus Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery.

Dr. David Schuyler will present "Pencil and Pen in Defense of Nature: Thomas Cole and the American Landscape." The event is free and open to the public, including a reception with refreshments following the presentation.

Researchers ask how financial responsibility is taught

In today’s unstable economic climate, the need for financial literacy is greater than ever. A team of Penn State Harrisburg researchers recently studied the ways that adults are being taught about this important topic.

Capital Area Writing Project sponsors WordFest

Sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg Capital Area Writing Project, WordFest, a conference for educators of all levels, will be held Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) in Summerdale. The event is free and open to all educators and writers.

Global Studies

New certificate enhances international learning

Penn State Harrisburg now offers an undergraduate-level certificate program designed to prepare students for global citizenship and leadership.

Howard Lyman

Heard on Campus: "Mad Cowboy" promotes vegan lifestyle, sustainability

“I believe that [people] are on the same path as dinosaurs because we can’t live within our resources,” says Howard Lyman.

Presentation to examine dangers of sexting - October 12

Sexting – how serious is it?  Jessica Lynes from the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg will explain the dangers and repercussions surrounding sending sexually explicit messages and photos electronically during her October 12 presentation on campus. 

Sponsored by the college’s Commission for Women, session topics include current laws and trends in the justice system, how a computer or cell phone hacker works, and how to stay safe in this modern technological world.