Penn State Harrisburg


November 11, 2015
Dr. Simon Bronner

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, chair of the American studies program and distinguished professor of American studies and folklore, recently received the Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership from the American Folklore Society at its annual meeting in Long Beach, California.

November 10, 2015
A robot in the competition

Penn State Harrisburg will host the fourth annual South-Central PA Robotics Competition on November 14, starting at 8 a.m. in the Educational Activities Building on campus.

The event is designed to strengthen relationships between the region’s students and educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and includes middle school, high school and college level students. 

November 6, 2015

Kevin Harter, professor of practice in entrepreneurship, and Dr. Susannah Gal, associate dean for research and outreach, will present “Invent Penn State: What is it and what does it mean for you? An introduction to campus resources that help you further develop your innovative ideas” on Wednesday, November 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

November 5, 2015
Military Friendly Logo and serviceman

Penn State Harrisburg has been named a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse.  This is the fifth consecutive year that the college has been named to the list.

The college was chosen based on Victory media’s criteria of key programs and policies, such as military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.

November 2, 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.

October 30, 2015
Map of road closure

Penn State Harrisburg will close 1st Street on campus from November 18 through 27 for the installation of the gas main for the Student Enrichment Center project.

The road will be closed from O Street to the intersection of University Drive near the Science and Technology building.  Signage will be provided to detour traffic around the closed section of road.

For more information, contact Maintenance and Operations at 717-948-6235.

October 29, 2015
Whirligigs:  The Art of Peter Gelker cover art

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor of American studies and folklore has co-authored a book titled “Whirligigs:  The Art of Peter Gelker,” with Lynn Gamwell, faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York.

October 27, 2015
Students at Commencement

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduation Fair on Tuesday, November 3 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Olmsted Building lobby on campus. Students graduating fall 2015 are invited to stop by and learn more about the commencement ceremony.

October 26, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspectives on Currents Events panel titled “The Global Economy and its Dependency on Fragile Supply Chains” on Wednesday, November 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

October 26, 2015
Dr. Senel Poyrazli

Dr. Senel Poyrazli, associate professor of counseling psychology in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, has received the 2015 Recognition Award for Extraordinary Service given by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 52: International Psychology.

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