UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Board of Trustees today (Jan. 18) approved the final plans to renovate and construct an addition to the Educational Activities Building at Penn State Harrisburg. Trustees also authorized the awarding of contracts for construction of the $19.5 million project.
Dr. Richard Foxx, Penn State Harrisburg professor of psychology and adjunct professor of pediatrics at the Penn State College of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2013 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Information Session for current students who are juniors and seniors, Thursday, Jan. 24 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center.
The session will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 graduate programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admission requirements and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.
Kathleen Pavelko, president and CEO of witf, delivered Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2012 commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 22. The college conferred more than 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the ceremony, which began at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.
Dr. Omid Ansary has been named senior associate dean for academic affairs, after a national search for this senior leadership position at Penn State Harrisburg. The appointment becomes effective immediately. Dr. Ansary has served as the interim senior associate dean since July 2010.
A tenured professor of electrical engineering, Ansary joined the college in 1985 and served as director of the college’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology for nine years before being named interim senior associate dean.
When Charlie Kupfer , associate professor of American studies and history, began research for his second book, “Indomitable Will: Turning Defeat into Victory from Pearl Harbor to Midway,” he sometimes felt like a time traveler.
A former reporter, Kupfer, of Camp Hill, spent hundreds of hours over the course of years at the National Archives and the Library of Congress listening to full radio news broadcasts of World War II, from CBS, NBC, and the now defunct Mutual Broadcasting System.
Communicating the similarities of two groups of students separated by thousands of miles, language barriers, and cultural divides was the task of Lewis Asimeng-Boahene, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of social studies education as he served as cultural liaison in the new Hershey’s Learn to Grow: Ghana Distance Learning Program.
Jared S. Rife, lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, received the 2012 William Wells Newell Prize at the American Folklore Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans for his paper on children's folklore. Rife’s article, "Playing with the Sacred: LDS Children's Games for Boredom and Entertainment," also was published in the annual “Children’s Folklore Review.”