Beginning May 14, Penn State students, faculty and staff will start receiving emails inviting them to add their emergency contact information to PSUAlert, the University’s new emergency alerts system. As announced earlier this year, Penn State is transitioning to PSUAlert, away from the current emergency messaging service known as PSUTXT.
Dr. Kathryn Robinson, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities and professor of theatre and humanities, a native of Beaver, PA, was recently inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Penn State Harrisburg’s new chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, inducted its first members on April 14. Twenty English majors with a GPA of 3.00 or better in their English courses were welcomed into the society.
Engineering students will display innovative technologies representing the future of their field at Penn State Harrisburg’s third annual Engineering Capstone Design Conference on Friday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm at various locations on campus.
The Keystone Health Promotion Conference, hosted by Penn State Harrisburg, will explore all areas of health and personal wellness for health promotion professionals, and will feature three nationally renowned keynote speakers, including Ben Glenn, “The Chalkguy.” The conference will be held at the college, June 17 to 19.
David Puglia (Frederick, MD), lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, has received the University’s Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award for 2013-14.
The award recognizes excellence in teaching by graduate students.
Getting Ready for the SAT Exam®, open to students in grades 9 through 12, will be held June 23 through 27 and August 4 through 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn State Harrisburg.
The course is designed to teach students how to effectively apply new strategies to prepare for the comprehensive SAT exam. Students will learn strategic approaches for the critical reading, writing, and math sections through a combination of lecture, interactive class discussion, and engaging activities.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey. More than 750 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.
Thomas J. Lynch, chairman and chief executive officer at TE Connectivity, will give the keynote address. Lynch has served as the company’s chief executive officer since January 2006 and was elected chairman of the board in January 2013. TE Connectivity is a multi-national company involved in the design and manufacture of products that connect and protect power and data flow.