Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Dr. Peggy McIntosh, American feminist, anti-racism activist, for a talk titled “Coming to see Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey,” on Tuesday, March 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium on campus. This event is free and open to the public.
In March 2015, nine Penn State honors students, including five from Penn State Harrisburg, travelled to Peru for a study tour that focused on how to learn and serve in a cross-cultural environment. They visited the Amazon Rainforest; Puerto Maldonado, the town at the opening to the rainforest; and Lima, Peru’s capital and largest city.
Two Penn State Harrisburg alumni were among 19 recently honored by the University for outstanding professional accomplishments, and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Alumni Society honored three outstanding students with the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Scholarship. These students are the first recipients of the award, which is funded through the generous support of alumni with additional funds generated through Alumni Society events. The scholarship award is based on academic excellence, participation in extra-curricular activities and a student’s essay on their college experience.
On February 18 and 19, Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will host the 44th annual Model United Nations conference. The all-day event provides high school students from across the state the opportunity to discuss and develop solutions for major international issues and concerns.
The public administration doctoral program in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs has welcomed Ali Zackery as a visiting scholar from the University of Tehran, where he is finishing his doctoral dissertation in futures studies. Zackery is the program’s first visiting scholar from Iran and is hosted by Dr. Göktuğ Morçöl, professor of public administration.
As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Kol Haneshama, a Harrisburg Jewish community chorus, will perform on Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.
Kol Haneshama, was formed in September 2014 by Janet Frankel Staub. The mixed voices chorus includes members from all five Harrisburg area Jewish congregations and performs Jewish-themed a cappella music under the direction of Marina Cherepinsky.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies, affiliated with the college’s School of Humanities, recently acquired a treasure trove of Pennsylvania folk art and folk life materials, which weave a unique, colorful tale about the diverse people and communities in Pennsylvania.
Students from 18 area middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the 32nd annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A nationwide program that involves more than 500,000 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, MATHCOUNTS is designed to build mathematics skills, promote strategic problem solving, and instruct students in dealing with complex problems.