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Thu, 10/03/2013
Alexander Siedschlag is the new chair of Penn State’s online homeland security programs.

In just the last two years, the nation has experienced deadly man-made and natural disasters, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy and wildfires. And as terrorism and organized crime continue to converge, information technology security challenges, threats to information integrity, identity theft and cyber-attacks will further increase, predicts Alexander Siedschlag, Penn State’s new chair of online homeland security programs.

Tue, 10/01/2013

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion focusing on the impact of online education on traditional residential education on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Tue, 10/01/2013

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a symposium, examining weapons of mass destruction and U.S. intervention, on Wednesday, October 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 212C Olmsted Building.  Titled WMD and US Intervention:  Syria, its Neighbors, and the Past, Present, and Future of Global Security, the session will feature several Penn State Harrisburg faculty.

Thu, 09/26/2013
Library

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral, and certification programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admission requirements and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.

Attendees receive an application fee waiver!

For information, contact Mitchell Patterson at 717-948-6250 or mbp13@psu.edu.

Wed, 09/25/2013
Umbrellas decorated by classes and student clubs/organizations in the RAINN Day theme.

Penn State Harrisburg will hold several events as a part of RAINN Day, an annual campaign sponsored by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) to raise awareness and fight against sexual violence on college campuses. 

Tue, 09/24/2013

Jen Hirt, M.F.A., assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, will discuss, “Glow in the Dark,” her 2012 Gabehart Prize for Nonfiction winning creative essay about bats, glow sticks, rejection, and revision on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Mon, 09/23/2013

As students continue to settle into college life and their studies in the new academic year, personal safety and security should also be a top priority.  For many new students, this is the first time they have been responsible for their own safety.  By adopting simple safety measures and knowing what college resources are available, students will be well equipped to keep themselves and their belongings safe.

Fri, 09/20/2013

In graduate school, Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck met a 14-year-old boy with autism who changed her life.

The boy didn’t just sleepwalk – he threw furniture out of second floor windows while sleeping. Schreck began wondering whether the boy’s sleep deprivation contributed to his aggression.

“Nobody had ever looked at that,” said Schreck, now professor of psychology and program chair of social sciences and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Her graduate school advisor said, “You’ll spend your career working on this.” He was right.

Fri, 09/13/2013
Treating Autism

Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Psychology Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck has met families who spent thousands of dollars, even remortgaged their homes, to pay for unproven treatments to try to help their children with autism.   

Desperate parents sometimes will try almost anything.

“As a mom, I get that,” Schreck said.

Mon, 09/09/2013
Trash to Treasure

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its annual Trash to Treasure yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:00 a.m. to noon on campus in the Student Center, Capital Union Building.

Sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg United Way and Conservation Committees, the yard sale will include gently used electronics, exercise equipment, clothes, toys, books, and other items donated by students and employees during campus-wide collection days. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Capital Region.

For information, contact anh128@psu.edu.

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