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Fri, 03/14/2014
Library

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in the campus library.

Mon, 03/10/2014
Mural from Oliver LaGrone Cultural Center

Oliver LaGrone and his characteristic phrase, “I say this to say that,” left an indelible mark on those he met. 

Students, faculty, and staff recently joined together in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Center at Penn State Harrisburg to celebrate the life and legacy of the room’s namesake. LaGrone would have turned 107 years old in December 2013.

Thu, 03/06/2014

Penn State Harrisburg will begin offering an integrated undergraduate-graduate program in American Studies beginning in summer 2014. This is the second program of this kind at Penn State Harrisburg.  The college also offers an integrated program in Computer Science.

Thu, 03/06/2014
Daniela Schiller

Dr. Daniela Schiller will present Changing Fear Memories on Thursday, March 20 at noon in the Penn State Harrisburg Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.  This discussion will focus on her work on the neural mechanisms of emotional control and potential ways to modify or “erase” fear memories.

Mon, 03/03/2014

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion on cybersecurity on Wednesday, March 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

The event is moderated by Dr. Jeremy Blum, associate professor of computer science.  Panelist include:

Thu, 02/27/2014
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Dr. Joongyeup Lee, assistant professor of criminal justice in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, focuses his research on why criminals and police do what they do. His recent studies look at psychological dynamics of juvenile recidivism, situational weapon use in domestic violence, and police decision making.

Mon, 02/24/2014

Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of Art History and Visual Culture and Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg will use iPad minis in her Interdisciplinary Humanities class for students to record “body culture” practices on campus.

Thu, 02/20/2014
Mike Danzis

After a breaking the college’s previous record last year by raising over $53,000, Penn State Harrisburg will have four dancers representing the campus, February 21 - 23, at the 46-hour Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon commonly known as THON.

Michael Danzis, a junior Security and Risk Analysis major from Mechanicsburg, PA, who spent this year as the morale committee chairperson for the Penn State Harrisburg THON organization, expressed disbelief when he found out he would be representing the campus as a THON dancer.

Tue, 02/18/2014
Model UN

More than 300 students from area high schools will tackle some of the most pressing issues in international affairs at Penn State Harrisburg’s 42nd Annual Model United Nations, February 20 and 21 on campus. 

The event is sponsored by the International Affairs Association, a student organization that promotes the understanding of international relations.   

Mon, 02/17/2014
Tracy McHenry

Now that they’re all Penn State Harrisburg students, Tracy McHenry helps her son Dietrik study calculus and he helps her with chemistry.  Dietrik’s twin Michael steps in to help Tracy learn computer programs.

McHenry has no empty nest. Instead her driveway in West Hanover Township, Pa., is full of cars with Penn State bumper stickers. And that’s fine by her.

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