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Jane Keat, Jim Johnson receive distinguished career awards

Two longtime Penn State faculty members who long have had a resonating voice in the field of early childhood education have earned the 2017 Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) VOICE for Children Distinguished Career award.

Partnership provides support for students with disabilities

Dr. Jennifer Chambers, a 2016 Penn State Alumni Fellow, 1990 MBA graduate of Penn State Harrisburg, and a 1995 graduate of the Penn State College of Medicine, and her husband, Michael, recently expressed their passion for supporting students with disabilities after learning about the college’s relationship with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.

Student Enrichment Center Theater

Theater brings new programming and new perspectives to college community

When plans for Penn State Harrisburg’s Student Enrichment Center (SEC) were approved in 2015, the initial blueprints included a multi-purpose space on the first floor intended for lectures and special events. But over the course of the project’s development, the concept for the space was gradually reshaped into what is now the SEC theater, a state-of-the-art venue for cultural and academic programming and student activities.

Dr. Ruth Leventhal, who became Capitol Campus’ first female provost and dean on July 1, 1984 and held the position for 10 years

Blog looks at 50 years of women at Penn State Harrisburg

As part of the college’s 50th Anniversary, a blog is chronicling a history of influential women at Penn State Harrisburg.

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Penn State Harrisburg theatre program to present Avenue Q

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ theatre program will present the spring musical “Avenue Q” April 6 through 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus. A post-show talk back on the show’s identity themes will be held on Thursday, April 6.

York Daily Record: Thursday, March 9, 2017

I am an American: Ophelia Chambliss brings people together through art

Ophelia M. Chambliss knew from the time she was in the fourth grade that she wanted to be an artist.

Holly McKenna Swims 24 miles in 24 hours

Holly McKenna swims 24 miles in 24 hours benefiting THON

Penn State's THON 2017 raised $10,045,478.44 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital, and for the fifth year in a row, Holly McKenna, swimming instructor at Penn State Harrisburg, supported the cause by taking to the pool for 24 hours to help raise money for the college’s THON organization.

Undergraduate Open House

Penn State Harrisburg Undergraduate Open House April 8

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. in the Capital Union Building on campus.

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


Blum to discuss transportation infrastructure improvements

Dr. Jeremy Blum, associate professor of computer science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, will present “Leveraging Safety Models to Guide Transportation Infrastructure Improvements” on Wednesday, March 15 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Press & Journal: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Penn State Harrisburg hurdler makes program history, heads to nationals

Penn State Harrisburg sophomore Ashley Williams received a supportive sendoff Wednesday morning before she prepared to depart for Illinois.