Penn State Harrisburg


February 23, 2009

The region’s most extensive list of academic choices for students pursuing careers in engineering and engineering technology continues to grow.

This fall, Penn State Harrisburg is adding Mechanical Engineering to its list of programs, bringing to four the number of undergraduate engineering degrees it offers.

February 19, 2009
Model UN

One of Penn State Harrisburg’s longest-running and successful outreach partnerships with the community – the Model United Nations – comes to campus for the 37th consecutive year February 19 through 21.

February 19, 2009
Ursula Rucker

Acclaimed as one of the premiere spoken word recording artists in the music industry today, Ursula Rucker brought her feminine views of urban reality to Penn State Harrisburg February 17.

The final installment in a series of spoken word and poetry events on campus arranged by junior Communications major Jade Lauren Johnson from Philadelphia, Rucker’s hour-long performance ranged from upbeat, songlike selections to dark laments and several poems that appeared to tell her own story.

February 18, 2009

For college students, Spring Break should be a time of relaxation, catching up on studies, or spending time with families and friends.

But South Miami Police Chief Robert F. Richardson knows firsthand the dangers lurking for students during that week away from classes.

February 17, 2009

“Web, Sizzle, and Roll” is headed to Penn State Harrisburg March 24, 25, and 26.

Aimed at enabling evening students an opportunity to connect with each other and with the college’s Office of Career Services while obtaining an introduction to relevant career information, the events will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the main lobby of Olmsted Building.

February 17, 2009

A “Tale of Two Cities” came to Penn State Harrisburg, but it was of a nuclear variety, not Charles Dickens.

The two cities – Middletown and Waynesboro, Ga. -- were profiled by Associate Professor of Community Psychology Holly Angelique Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the latest installment of the faculty seminar series hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

February 17, 2009
George Boudreau

For the third year, Penn State Harrisburg is the educational leader in providing schoolteachers from throughout America an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the college and its School of Humanities a $175,000 grant to support summer workshops for 80 teachers in Philadelphia and a free web site available to anyone aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of the role Franklin played in the founding of the nation.

February 17, 2009

Penn State Harrisburg graduate Jeanne Campbell Suehr has earned honorable mention honors in the 2009 Carnegie Science Awards’ High School Educator Award, which recognizes innovation in inspiring students to understand, appreciate and apply science, and the extent that these innovations are disseminated.

Suehr earned a master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the college in 2002.

February 17, 2009

Eating disorders are usually not a laughing matter.

But veteran comedian Michelle Garb, drawing from her 15-year battle with anorexia, uses wit and humor to educate audiences across the nation to the dangers and warning signs of disorders.

February 12, 2009
Son of Rambow
Spirited Away

Penn State Harrisburg’s ninth annual public International Film Festival which runs from February 25 to March 1 features an appearance by an Emmy award-winning filmmaker and a special matinee presentation for children and their parents.

The entire series is free and open to the public in the Olmsted Building Auditorium on campus with all films at 7 p.m. except the February 28 matinee at 2 p.m. For information, phone 717-948-6659.

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