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MLK Day poster designed by student Nicole Hill

MLK Day poster contest winner inspired by his message of courage

Nicole Hill, a freshman electrical engineering major from Bowie, Maryland, designed the winning poster for Penn State Harrisburg’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster contest.  Her poster will be used this year to promote the observance on campus and to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.

About her design, Hill said:

Penn State Harrisburg student Alice Zhang studies how adding recycled aggregates affects the strength of concrete.

Student gets “concrete” research experience, thanks, in part, to international opportunities

Alice Zhang came to Penn State Harrisburg from her native China because of the University’s excellent reputation in engineering education. She earned her master’s degree in engineering management from Penn State Harrisburg in 2015 and currently is pursuing a master’s in engineering science. But she returned to China this past year for a summer of research because of the excellent laboratory facilities she could use there.

Penn State Harrisburg to present discussion on building relationships among faith communities

Penn State Harrisburg will present a panel discussion, “Building Bridges Among the Faith Communities: Interfaith Dialogue and the Future (And Why Young People Should Care),” as a part of its Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. in the Russell E. Horn Sr. Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center on campus.

Panelists include:

Lappas to discuss Pres. Elect Trump’s interpretation of the Constitution

Dr. Spero T. Lappas, a constitutional lawyer and a part-time lecturer of political science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “President Trump’s Constitution: The Bill of Rights in the Words of POTUS 45,” on Wednesday, January 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

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New research suggests location-based games influence our perception of culture

With the introduction of location-based games such as "Ingress" or, more recently, "Pokemon Go," an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokemon or capturing portals, new research conducted by Dr.

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Penn State Harrisburg celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Penn State Harrisburg will hold several events on campus.

"50 for 50th" scholarship helps students in need

As Penn State Harrisburg enrollment has increased, so has the need for additional financial assistance for students. Scholarships can help to fill the gap between families’ financial need and available aid, helping to keep Penn State affordable.

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the college has initiated the 50 for 50th Campaign, with the goal of directly impacting at least 50 additional students through new philanthropic gifts before the end of the anniversary year. 

Harrisburg alums named Alumni Fellows

Two Penn State Harrisburg alumni were among 24 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 Alumni Society announces new officers and executive committee chairs

Penn State Harrisburg’s alumni society recently announced new officers and executive committee chairs and outlined their goals for the academic year.

Alumni Society honors outstanding students

Penn State Harrisburg’s Alumni Society honored two exceptional students with the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Scholarship. The award is funded through alumni support, 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.