Penn State Harrisburg


January 27, 2015
Holly Mckenna

Penn State Harrisburg swim instructor Holly Mckenna will hold the third annual Swim-a-THON on January 29 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the college’s Capital Union Building aquatics center.

January 26, 2015

Three Penn State Harrisburg students were nominated for the PennACE JoAnne Day Student of the Year Intern award. 

With the award, PennACE recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions who have completed an internship or co-op assignment.  The award honors a career development professional in four categories, including:

January 21, 2015

Dr. Heidi Pierce, instructor in English composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Politicizing the Arts and Crafts Movement: Mary De Morgan’s ‘Bread of Discontent’” on Wednesday, January 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

January 21, 2015
Dr. Beverly Cigler

Dr. Beverly Cigler, professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs has become the college’s third scholar to be named distinguished professor by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

January 21, 2015
Sarita Lidle

Each spring, Penn State Harrisburg's international study tours take students on voyages around the globe. These tours provide students an opportunity to learn firsthand about different countries, going beyond the classroom to immerse students in a new culture.

For Sarita Lidle, a junior psychology major, the spring 2014 India study tour offered her even more – a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover her roots.

January 19, 2015

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, panelists will discuss “Interrogating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Peace and Violence in the Middle East -- Past, Present, and Future” on Wednesday, January 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

January 16, 2015

In honor of the Martin Luther King national holiday, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions will present the 17th annual MLK play in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King and his legacy of diversity and inclusion. This year’s original play is titled “Rizo,” Portuguese for laughter. The play centers on the life of Joseph Mendes, a Cape Verdean storyteller who shares folktales from the old country.

January 13, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will present a discussion on criminological explanations for terrorist attacks and what countries can do to reduce them on Wednesday, January 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

January 12, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg keeps faculty, staff, and students informed of delays and cancellations due to severe weather through the PSUAlert system, Facebook page, Twitter feed and on the campus website, as well as the telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main telephone number, 717-948-6000.   Local television and radio stations also inform the public of delays and cancellations.

PSUAlert is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via e-mail or cell phone in the event of a campus closure or emergency.  All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are automatically signed up to receive e-mail alerts via their Penn State e-mail address.  An active Penn State access account is required for users to access PSUAlert and to change contact settings, such as adding e‑mails and cell phone numbers to receive text messages. 

January 5, 2015
Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

Penn State Harrisburg announced, today, the appointment of Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes as director of the college’s School of Public Affairs, effective July 1, 2015.

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