Dr. David Witwer, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of American studies and history and winner of the college’s 2013 Award for Research and Scholarly Activity, will present “Racketeering the Racketeers: The Reality and Politics Behind the Menace of Labor Racketeering in the 1950s” on Wednesday, April 17 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
Held in conjunction with Penn State Harrisburg Research Week, the event is free and open to the public.
College students have the opportunity to absorb a wealth of information during their undergraduate years, but the ability to sell themselves to prospective employers continues to be a vital checkmark on a collegiate bucket list.
Networking with, and learning from, the people who run companies large and small is experience you can't typically gather in a classroom.
Media-imposed perceptions of beauty, environmental technologies, sleep and behavioral disorders, and English literature are among the broad array of topics that eight Penn State Harrisburg Honors Program students will discuss during the college’s spring 2013 thesis presentations, Thursday, April 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m. in W-132 Olmsted and Friday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in W-107 Olmsted.
Young writers eager to practice their storytelling will discover new tools this summer at Penn State Harrisburg’s Young Writers Academy, June 24-28, from 9:00 a.m. until noon on campus. Registration is now open.
A weeklong enrichment program for writers in grades 3-12, the academy is instructed by local teacher consultants, fellows of the National Writing Project, a national organization that strives to improve students’ writing and learning, specifically, by professionally developing teachers of writing.
When Dat Vo transferred to Penn State Harrisburg as a junior, he didn’t imagine his classes would teach him how to build a robotic mouse to enter a multi-state competition. Or, that he would take first place.
“When I came here a year and a half ago, I didn’t know anything about (the competition),” said the electrical engineering technology senior.
Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Union Building.
The event will present information to prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs and options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.
Portions of College Avenue and O Street will close on Friday, April 5 while a manhole and sewer line are installed as part of the Educational Activities Building (EAB) expansion. The roads are expected to reopen on Wednesday, April 10.
A commemorative bench has been purchased in memory of Dr. Howard Sachs, former professor of biology, educator, administrator, scientist, and friend of Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Sachs served the college from 1987 to 2011. He died in 2011.
During his tenure, Dr. Sachs served in numerous roles, including associate dean of research and graduate studies, acting associate dean, and program chair for the college’s environmental programs. He also was instrumental in bringing the bachelor of science in science degree to campus.
Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2013 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on Thursday, March 28. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. View a Flickr slideshow of the winners.