Penn State Harrisburg students, staff, and faculty will discuss and autograph their works published during the past year at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 18. The event will honor 18 college community members whose recent works include musical recordings, award winning designs, and publications. Open to the public, the celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Featured publications will be available for purchase.
The event is hosted by the Office of Research and Outreach.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, March 14, 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.
Faculty experts at Penn State Harrisburg shared their opinions on the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling at an Academic Perspectives forum titled “Over the Cliff, Through the Ceiling’’ on Feb. 6.
Dr. David Buehler, assistant professor of economics, moderated the event that featured Dr. Thomas Amlie, associate professor of accounting; Dr. Nihal Bayraktar, associate professor of economics; and Dr. Beverly A. Cigler, professor of public policy and administration.
What follows are highlights from the forum speakers:
Dr. Asli Colpan, associate professor of corporate strategy at Japan’s Kyoto University Graduate School of Management, presented “Business groups in late-industrializing nations: Characteristic resources and competitive dynamics” to Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration faculty on Feb. 12, 2013.
The 2012-13 academic year marks the 40th anniversary of creation of Penn State Harrisburg master’s degrees in public administration and American studies, two of the college’s 25 master’s programs.
When it was founded in 1966, Penn State Harrisburg was the only Commonwealth Campus to be given the mission of providing innovative and interdisciplinary programs as an upper division (undergraduate juniors and seniors) and graduate center. Six years later, these two graduate programs were approved.
Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of art history and visual culture and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg, will present “Washington’s Top Garden Gets Rhythm: Italianate Design and Physiological Aesthetics at Dumbarton Oaks in the 1920s” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Penn State Harrisburg student volunteers raised $53,186.51 for THON, the Penn State student dance marathon that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund and pediatric cancer patients, families, and researchers at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Totals were announced Feb. 17 at the conclusion of the 46-hour, no sitting, no stopping marathon. The Harrisburg amount eclipsed last year’s by some $22,000 and set a new record for the campus, contributing to THON’s overall total of a record-breaking $12,374,034.46 raised this year.
Effective Feb. 18, the asphalt walkway running from the bookstore to the Educational Activities Building (EAB) has been closed for the EAB expansion project. Fencing will surround the entire project area and completely block pedestrian access.
Pedestrians can access the EAB by following the sidewalk, which parallels College Avenue, to the crosswalk west of the Capital Union Building. The fencing will be in place until project completion, which currently is projected to be June of 2014.