Building on Penn State’s “One Team” inaugural year momentum, highlighting the highly successful first season under football coach Bill O’Brien and looking ahead to 2013, the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour begins another road trip April 30 with visits to 12 locations, including Lancaster and Harrisburg area stops on May 2.
Dr. Simon Bronner, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at Penn State Harrisburg, received the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, “designed to identify excellence and creativity in curriculum development and implementation and graduate education at the master's and doctoral levels,” at the organization’s annual meeting, April 12 in New Brunswick, NJ.
An estimated 120 ninth graders from six area schools will receive an in-depth look at careers related to math and science when Penn State Harrisburg hosts its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Career Launch on May 7.
Penn State Harrisburg finance major Issoufou Moumouni, of Harrisburg, received an Outstanding Student Award from the central Pennsylvania chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) on Tuesday, March 26 at the organization’s annual Educator’s Night event in Hershey.
Penn State Harrisburg senior public policy major Michael Passiment, of Carbondale, Pa., has been named one of two recipients of the University’s 2013 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award. Passiment is the ninth Penn State Harrisburg student to receive the honor.
Named for Penn State’s tenth president, the award recognizes students for high scholastic achievement, good citizenship, and participation in leadership and student activities.
Passiment’s strong communication and conflict resolution skills were acknowledged in his nomination for the award.
Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Salvatore D. Fazzolari, former CEO and chairman of HARSCO Corporation, was presented with the Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society, on March 15 by the organization’s Executive Director James Viehland at a ceremony held in Harrisburg. Fazzolari, of Mechanicsburg, was nominated by the college.
William M. Lambert, president and chief executive officer of Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) and Penn State Harrisburg alumnus, will deliver Penn State Harrisburg’s spring 2013 commencement address on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. The college will confer more than 650 undergraduate and graduate degrees this semester.
The third edition of The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture (Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC), co-authored by Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Linda Null and Instructor in Computer Science Julia Lobur has won the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) 2013 “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award for computer science and engineering. The award will be presented at the TAA 26th Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in June.
Penn State Harrisburg Research Week activities are scheduled April 17-19. Held to celebrate faculty and student creative and scholarly accomplishments from the year, the events are free and open to the public.