You don’t just stop by Lloyd’s of London for an unannounced visit. Even if you happen to be in London.
Access to the world’s most famous insurance market is limited to registered Lloyd’s brokers or invited visitors. But a group of Penn State Harrisburg finance majors was able to get a rare look inside Lloyd’s during the college’s most recent international study tour to London in March. Their visit was possible through a connection with Lloyd’s that was made by Penn State Harrisburg alumna Christine Sears. Sears, a long-time member of the Penn State Harrisburg Board of Advisers, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Penn National Insurance in Harrisburg.
A research paper by Dr. Jeremy Blum, associate professor of computer science, was recently selected as a Top 10 Research Paper from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE )Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for the decade from 2000-2009.
Penn State Harrisburg will mark the Year of the Horse with a Lunar New Year Celebration on Friday, February 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium. Local artisans and college students will present a variety of performances such as the Lion Dance, poetry recitals, Chinese classic dances, Korean songs, Chinese folk songs, ancient instruments and martial arts demonstrations.
The School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg has installed a 10’ x 6’ high-definition video information wall and an electronic stock ticker on the third floor of the Olmsted Building near the school’s offices.
Anthony Sedun, a 2009 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s Teaching and Curriculum master’s degree program, believes that we all have valuable life stories to tell, no matter who we are or where we come from. In fact, his own personal story is quite interesting. In 1985, at four years old, he
and his sister were adopted from South Korea by an American family.
Russell E. Horn, a 1933 civil engineering graduate had a lifelong love for Penn State. This was evident from the time he stepped on campus at University Park in 1929 and through his generous gifts, as recent as his 2012 leadership gift of $1 million to support the construction of a student enrichment center at Penn State Harrisburg. The $27 million, 58,600-square-foot project which will house offices that provide key services for undergraduate and graduate students that currently are in various locations across campus.
Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hawley to campus to share his experiences reporting in global locations such as Latin America and Afghanistan in a lecture titled “Adventures of a Global Reporter,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, in the Capital Union Building (CUB).
Penn State Harrisburg recently presented Alumni Achievement Awards to one graduate of each of the five academic schools who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner in October, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.