The American Studies program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities has welcomed Harika Zöhre to campus. Zöhre is a visiting scholar from Mersin University, Turkey, where she serves as a research assistant in folklore studies.
Drs. Anne Douds, Eileen Ahlin, and Dan Howard, criminal justice faculty members in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, have been approved by Dauphin county commissioners to study the county’s specialty courts for veteran and drug offenders. At the commissioners’ behest, they will also study offenders with mental health problems.
The study, which will begin this summer and finish at the end of the year, will document the effectiveness of the courts in an effort to improve the treatment of veterans and drug offenders.
Melinda Logan, financial assistant in the Bursar’s Office, was recently awarded Penn State’s Outstanding Office Professionals Award by the University’s Educational Office Professionals (PSEOP). This award recognizes an administrative support employee who has provided exceptional service on behalf of Penn State. Logan was one of two award recipients.
Thirty-one students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration recently were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society that recognizes students in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Four Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities students recently presented creative written works at Susquehanna University’s tenth annual Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference. This is the second year that Penn State Harrisburg students have been accepted in to the conference.
On May 10, Penn State Harrisburg held its first Medals and Stoles Ceremony to recognize honors students who were graduating. The ceremony marked the completion of students’ journeys through the honors programs.
“Engineering is one of those fields that truly makes a difference in the world,” said Nehwon Kiepea, Penn State Harrisburg electrical engineering major. “There is a physical impact that you can see in engineering.”
This semester, Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration marketing students competed in a case presentation challenge at a regional conference of the American Marketing Association hosted by Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. This was the first time Penn State Harrisburg marketing students participated in the event.