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Mary Napoli

Napoli receives Teacher of Honor Award

Mary Napoli, Penn State Harrisburg assistant professor of reading and children’s literature, recently received the Teacher of Honor Award from Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. 

School of Humanities Director Kathryn Robinson presents the Fall 2010 Student Speech Award to Jenny Kim

Experts relay dangers, consequences of DUI

Nearly 11,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2009, accounting for 32% of all traffic deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A Rising People: Benjamin Franklin and the Americans

NEH funds Benjamin Franklin teachers’ workshops

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $180,000 grant to Penn State Harrisburg that will allow teachers from across the United States to walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. 

Interim development director named

Marissa Graby Hoover was named interim director of development and alumni relations at Penn State Harrisburg, effective January 31, 2011. She replaces Jason Ketter who joined the Kutztown University Foundation.

"Lost and Found," one of the animated films to be presented during the college's International Film Festival's Kid Flix Mix

Annual International Film Festival starts Feb. 18

Penn State Harrisburg’s International Film Festival celebrates its 11th year with a program that includes notable films from around the world for adults and children alike.

Trevor Blank

Doctoral student adds to national awards

Adding to his growing list of national awards, Penn State Harrisburg American Studies doctoral candidate Trevor Blank recently received the W. W. Newell Prize for the best student essay on a topic in children's folklore from the American Folklore Society.   

Rinku Sen

Publisher to kickoff diversity lecture series Feb. 22

Penn State Harrisburg’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series will begin Feb. 22 with Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and publisher of ColorLines magazine. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. on campus in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Annual MATHCOUNTS event on campus Jan. 29

Students from 18 area schools will gather on Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the 27th annual MATHCOUNTS competition Saturday, January 29, 2011.

Student pieces together history of war

After listening to 33 hours of audio recordings of Spanish-American War veterans, American Studies graduate student Lindsay Harlow admits that she is attached.

“I hold them so close to my heart that I cannot abandon their stories,” she said.