Penn State Harrisburg senior public policy major Michael Passiment, of Carbondale, Pa., has been named one of two recipients of the University’s 2013 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award. Passiment is the ninth Penn State Harrisburg student to receive the honor.
Named for Penn State’s tenth president, the award recognizes students for high scholastic achievement, good citizenship, and participation in leadership and student activities.
Passiment’s strong communication and conflict resolution skills were acknowledged in his nomination for the award.
Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Salvatore D. Fazzolari, former CEO and chairman of HARSCO Corporation, was presented with the Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society, on March 15 by the organization’s Executive Director James Viehland at a ceremony held in Harrisburg. Fazzolari, of Mechanicsburg, was nominated by the college.
William M. Lambert, president and chief executive officer of Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) and Penn State Harrisburg alumnus, will deliver Penn State Harrisburg’s spring 2013 commencement address on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. The college will confer more than 650 undergraduate and graduate degrees this semester.
The third edition of The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture (Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC), co-authored by Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Linda Null and Instructor in Computer Science Julia Lobur has won the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) 2013 “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award for computer science and engineering. The award will be presented at the TAA 26th Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in June.
Penn State Harrisburg Research Week activities are scheduled April 17-19. Held to celebrate faculty and student creative and scholarly accomplishments from the year, the events are free and open to the public.
Dr. David Witwer, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of American studies and history and winner of the college’s 2013 Award for Research and Scholarly Activity, will present “Racketeering the Racketeers: The Reality and Politics Behind the Menace of Labor Racketeering in the 1950s” on Wednesday, April 17 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
Held in conjunction with Penn State Harrisburg Research Week, the event is free and open to the public.
College students have the opportunity to absorb a wealth of information during their undergraduate years, but the ability to sell themselves to prospective employers continues to be a vital checkmark on a collegiate bucket list.
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Media-imposed perceptions of beauty, environmental technologies, sleep and behavioral disorders, and English literature are among the broad array of topics that eight Penn State Harrisburg Honors Program students will discuss during the college’s spring 2013 thesis presentations, Thursday, April 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m. in W-132 Olmsted and Friday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in W-107 Olmsted.
Young writers eager to practice their storytelling will discover new tools this summer at Penn State Harrisburg’s Young Writers Academy, June 24-28, from 9:00 a.m. until noon on campus. Registration is now open.
A weeklong enrichment program for writers in grades 3-12, the academy is instructed by local teacher consultants, fellows of the National Writing Project, a national organization that strives to improve students’ writing and learning, specifically, by professionally developing teachers of writing.