UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Starting at sunrise on Thursday, Oct. 23, a 24-hour social media campaign will chronicle a day in the life of Penn State. Dubbed #PSU24, the campaign seeks to showcase the many moments and experiences that make up a day at Penn State, on campuses around Pennsylvania and at locations around the world.
Penn State Harrisburg’s bookstore has temporarily relocated to the former classroom trailers just outside the eastern end of the Olmsted Building. The move is in preparation for the eventual construction of the Student Enrichment Center, where the bookstore will be permanently located.
Construction for the Student Enrichment Center is slated to begin in spring 2015 and be completed in summer 2016, in conjunction with Penn State Harrisburg’s 50th anniversary.
As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Liron Unreich, co-founder and director of The Ripple Project, will screen films from "Generations of the Shoah," a documentary series focusing on the multi-generational effects of the Holocaust, on Wednesday, October 22 at noon in the Capital Union Building Quiet Study, and 7 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg will present “The Changing Perspectives on the Legalization of Marijuana: Exploring the Impacts on Society,” a discussion panel focusing on marijuana legalization, on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. in the Capital Union Building Student Center on campus.
The discussion will explore the changing perspectives and culture of marijuana usage and will present information from a variety of viewpoints. Panelists will cover such topics as public health factors, medical marijuana, and the current marijuana trends in South Central Pennsylvania.
Dr. Raymond Gibney Jr., associate professor of management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, will present “A Social Exchange Perspective on Student Retention and University Support Intentions” on Wednesday, October 22 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, October 18 at 9 a.m., in the Capitol Union Building on campus.
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.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Penn State Harrisburg library and School of Humanities will host “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” a free film screening and discussion series focused on the Civil Rights Movement. The film series begins on October 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery and includes the following:
Dr. Ozge Aybat, assistant professor of marketing in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, will present “Feedback on Task Completion: Do We All Appreciate this Information” on Wednesday, October 15 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Dr. Aybat’s research interests include impact of emotions on consumer behavior, self-control and indulgent consumptions, cultural differences in decision making. Her teaching interests include marketing research, principles of marketing and marketing management.
“He has found a joy in reading, and that's a wonder.” That’s how one mother described the effect Penn State Harrisburg's Summer Reading Program had on her son.
This past summer, 15 students from area public and private schools and 15 teachers who were completing their Master of Literacy Education at Penn State Harrisburg came together for the six-week Summer Reading Program.