Penn State Harrisburg


Tue, 04/09/2013
A robotic "micromouse" built by Penn State Harrisburg students.

When Dat Vo transferred to Penn State Harrisburg as a junior, he didn’t imagine his classes would teach him how to build a robotic mouse to enter a multi-state competition. Or, that he would take first place.

“When I came here a year and a half ago, I didn’t know anything about (the competition),” said the electrical engineering technology senior.

Tue, 04/09/2013
Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Union Building.

The event will present information to prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs and options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.

Fri, 04/05/2013
Harrisburg commencement ceremony

Graduating students, you’ve made it this far, now make sure you’re ready for commencement!

The Penn State Harrisburg spring 2013 ceremony will take place Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Don’t forget to:

Thu, 04/04/2013
Construction will close parts of College Avenue and O Street by the Capital Union Building and Education Activity Building.

Portions of College Avenue and O Street will close on Friday, April 5 while a manhole and sewer line are installed as part of the Educational Activities Building (EAB) expansion. The roads are expected to reopen on Wednesday, April 10.

Wed, 04/03/2013
Commemorative bench in honor of Dr. Howard Sachs

A commemorative bench has been purchased in memory of Dr. Howard Sachs, former professor of biology, educator, administrator, scientist, and friend of Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Sachs served the college from 1987 to 2011. He died in 2011.

During his tenure, Dr. Sachs served in numerous roles, including associate dean of research and graduate studies, acting associate dean, and program chair for the college’s environmental programs.  He also was instrumental in bringing the bachelor of science in science degree to campus. 

Mon, 04/01/2013
Faculty and Staff Recognition Program

Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2013 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on Thursday, March 28. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. View a Flickr slideshow of the winners.

Wed, 03/27/2013

Theresa Flores, human trafficking survivor, author, and victim’s advocate, will present “The Slave Across the Street” at Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday, April 4. Two sessions will be offered: 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Library’s Morrison Gallery and 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Capital Union Building (CUB) Student Center. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Mon, 03/25/2013
Dr. Simon J. Bronner

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will conclude its 2012-13 calendar of events with a presentation by Dr. Simon Bronner titled “From Auschwitz to America: A Holocaust Family Saga,” 12:00-1:00 p.m., April 9, 2013 in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted.

Wed, 03/20/2013

The Penn State Harrisburg Lion Ambassadors will host their annual community egg hunt for children 10 years and under on March 28.  Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Main Lobby, and the egg hunt will begin at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.

Mon, 03/18/2013
Students, from left, are Emily Kramer, Paige Erin Wealand, Gabrielle LeGrendre, Remy Babich, and Errick Pfuhl.

Accompanied by Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English Composition Jen Hirt, five Penn State Harrisburg students participated in Susquehanna University’s ninth annual Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference “Freedom of Thought” on Feb. 18. At the full-day conference, students from around the country present their literary works on differing themes and cultural issues to an audience of fellow writers, teachers, and scholars. Discussion about the intellectual and creative challenges of literary study follows each presentation.

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