Penn State Harrisburg


October 22, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg’s International Study Tours provide students an exciting opportunity to travel the world and learn about different countries through first-hand experience.

In spring 2016, Penn State Harrisburg is offering study tours to Spain, Greece, London, India, and Peru.

October 19, 2015

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

The Penn State Harrisburg fall 2015 ceremony will take place Saturday, December 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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October 19, 2015
Garret EVAN BANE Thompson

To kick off Penn State Harrisburg’s 2015-16 academic year “Sustainability” lecture series, Garrett EVAN BANE Thompson will present “Sustainability:  Outside the Box,” a performance and discussion that focuses on the global impact of music, its sustainability from one continent to another through multiple music genres, and how it is presented today as “hip hop.”

October 15, 2015
Joseph Hirt

Joseph Hirt will present “A Survivor’s Plea,” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Thursday, October 22 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

Hirt is a Holocaust survivor who lived during, and witnessed, one of the cruelest periods of World War II. One of the few survivors still living, Hirt shares his part of that history to assure that the Holocaust will be known and remembered.

October 14, 2015
Dr. Brad Woods

Dr. Brad R. Woods, research ethics educator at Penn State’s Office for Research Protections, will present “Scholarship and Research Integrity Requirements (SARI)@PSU” on Wednesday, October 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

This session is suitable for those familiar with SARI@PSU and those who are new to Penn State.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Anton Mulder at

October 9, 2015
New Students

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, October 17 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.

October 7, 2015
Dr. Juliette Tolay

Dr. Juliette Tolay, assistant professor of political science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “Is there a European refugee crisis? A conversation on the context of contemporary human mobility” on Wednesday, October 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

October 6, 2015
Cindy Withjack

While at Penn State Harrisburg, 2015 graduate Cindy Withjack took “Writing for the Web,” a course taught by Dr. Rodney Zink. “This course was a major catalyst in the creation of my blog,” she said. With Dr. Zink’s guidance, she said she turned, “I should really make a blog” into “I finally made a blog!” Cindy currently blogs on writing, books, and lifestyle. 

October 1, 2015
Penn State Commencement

For college students, an internship is a major rite of passage during their studies. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 61 percent of the class of 2014 participated in at least one internship or co-op during college. Internships provide students real world work experience that can be crucial to their future success in securing a full-time job, they can also help students decide their career path by “test driving” different positions. Internships also provide networking opportunities and chances to boost a student’s academic studies.

September 29, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology has welcomed two visiting scholars from China.

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