Nigeria is committed to improving the training of its police force, and Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, is helping the African country get there.
Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2016 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on March 31. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards.
As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Kenneth Marcus will present “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.
Recent Penn State Harrisburg graduate Mario Soliman has received the 2015 JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award in the Technical Category by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE). Soliman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the college’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology in fall 2015.
Penn State Harrisburg has been awarded $77,250 from the Dauphin County Commissioners to develop a website that would provide streamlined information on heroin and opiate prevention and treatment services in Dauphin County. The project, in partnership with Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Services, will make it easier for those seeking information by narrowing and organizing a multitude of local resources into an easy, convenient, user-friendly format.
Noted military historian, Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and George Winfree professor of American history at Penn State, recently discussed the importance of studying and understanding war, as part of her statewide tour.
In her presentation, "Why Study War?," Reardon noted that “war is something that all of us have to confront, all of us have to think about, probably now more than ever, with an [presidential] election on the horizon.”
They say sometimes it’s the little things. Penn State Harrisburg’s Student Emergency Assistance Fund is designed for just that – helping students with the little things – and sometimes even the big ones – that can prevent them from graduating. Maybe it’s money for a car repair so a commuter can get to campus or for groceries to get a student through to the semester’s end.