Penn State Harrisburg


January 21, 2016
Stand for State Logo

As a part of Penn State’s launch of Stand for State, an initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters to stand up for one another and stop sexual and relationship violence,  Penn State Harrisburg will hold its kickoff event on January 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Olmsted Building atrium.

January 21, 2016
Jen Hirt

Jennifer Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Not Less Than 1,000 Bottles for Horseradish: A Reading and Discussion of Creative Nonfiction” on Wednesday, January 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

January 20, 2016

Due to changes in the construction schedule, the construction work originally slated for this Saturday, January 23 at the Penn State Harrisburg library has been delayed, and will now take place on Saturday, February 6 and Saturday, February 13.  As a result, the library will be closed those days.  

January 18, 2016
Hate Film Poster

Penn State Harrisburg will present a screening of the film “Hate [La Haine],” followed by a faculty panel discussion on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in 102 EAB, Educational Activities Building on campus, as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series.

January 14, 2016
Cast of "Tell Mama I'll Find Her"

For the 18th year, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions Theatre Company will present a dramatic production as a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  This year, the play, “Tell Mama I’ll Find Her,” centers on family unification after slavery and will be performed on Monday, January 18 at noon and Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Capital Union Building at Penn State Harrisburg. 

January 11, 2016
Dr. Michael J. Chorney

Dr. Michael Chorney, professor of biology and chair of the biology and science program in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology, has received a 2015 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for inspiring and motivating a former student to make a difference in his or her community.

January 6, 2016
Robin Veder

A book by Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, is now required reading in the introductory American studies graduate seminar at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  

December 21, 2015

With the support of a grant from the D.R.E.A.M. Partnership, Penn State Harrisburg will once again offer an inclusive post-secondary program in customer relations in spring 2016. The program provides the opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities to complete customer relations coursework in a fully integrated classroom, participate in life skills coursework and campus activities, and explore career opportunities in the workplace. Completion of the program leads to a customer relations certificate.

December 21, 2015
Matheus Henrique and Ivan Melo Ribeiro

Brazilian students Matheus Henrique, a senior electrical engineering student; and Ivan Melo Ribeiro, a sophomore civil engineering student, are discovering new experiences every day at Penn State Harrisburg.

Here as a part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, Henrique and Melo Ribeiro are excited for the different learning and social experiences that studying in the United States has provided for them.

December 21, 2015
Durrell Hines

Durell Hines (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a senior psychology major and president of the Penn State Harrisburg Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., along with other fraternity members, were recently recognized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Central PA for volunteering at the society’s “Light the Night Walk,” an event that celebrates a year of fundraising with fireworks, food, games, and a one to two mile walk at dusk. Lanterns are lit for survivors, in memory, and also in support.

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