Penn State Harrisburg


Tue, 09/03/2013

PSUTXT is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via cell phone or e-mail in the event of a campus closure or emergency.  Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for this important service.

To register, visit  Be sure to select Harrisburg Alerts in the Optional Groups section to ensure that you receive notifications specific to this campus.

Fri, 08/30/2013
High school students studied plant research in the Central PA Research and Teaching Lab for Biofuels at Penn State Harrisburg

Local high school students had a chance this summer to do the type of cutting edge research at Penn State Harrisburg that would be impossible in a high school classroom.

For some, it could be a life changing event leading them into one of the STEM disciplines that are becoming increasingly important in today's job market.

Tue, 08/27/2013
Joshua Tucker describes his team's hovercraft project.

The Penn State Harrisburg engineering students who built a “hover-barrow” --  a wheelbarrow that floats on air -- started with a simple sketch on a piece of paper.

They then transferred their sketch to a computer and made calculations.

They built a prototype…It didn't work.

They went back to the computer and tried again…and again.

“It was a simple idea, but getting it to work was hard,” said Joshua Tucker, one of four team members.

Thu, 08/22/2013
New students take part in Convocation
Students move into residence halls

Penn State Harrisburg welcomes students to campus with a series of events.

New Student Orientation, beginning Aug. 24, will help new students learn about campus resources and living and learning in a diverse community. 

Fri, 08/16/2013
College Chef David Cramer wows at culinary conference

In June, David Cramer, a chef at Penn State Harrisburg’s Stack’s food court, was one of eight Penn State chefs to win  a culinary competition at the 2013 Chef Culinary Conference in Amherst, Mass. The group, along with a chef from the University of Massachusetts, competed in the California Asian Fusion Challenge sponsored by Johnson & Wales.

Tue, 08/13/2013

Penn State Harrisburg graduate Oscar Beisert, ’07 master’s in American studies, received the Irwin Richman Scholarship in American Studies during the 2006-07 academic year, but the reward he received went beyond just a monetary supplement – it helped him advance his career in the years to follow. The experience helped the student form a working relationship with Dr. Irwin Richman himself, a professor emeritus of American studies and history and, along with his wife Dr. M. Susan Richman, associate professor emerita of mathematical sciences, a donor to the college.  

Tue, 07/30/2013

A gift from TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, will provide Penn State Harrisburg engineering students in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology with expanded experiential learning opportunities. The $500,000 gift will create the TE Connectivity Capstone Design Endowment to fund Penn State Harrisburg senior engineering capstone projects as well as create the TE Connectivity Lecture Series in Connector Design, which will provide opportunities for students to network with industry experts.

Wed, 07/24/2013

An estimated 55,000 undergraduate college students are living in the greater Harrisburg area.

Nonprofit agencies like the American Red Cross and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank see these students as a vast untapped resource - and the next generation of volunteers.

Both agencies had targeted college students for volunteer recruitment, but neither had an effective strategy for how to reach them.

Thanks to a class of public relations students at Penn State Harrisburg, now both agencies have a strategy.

Thu, 07/18/2013

Penn State Harrisburg’s top-rated Master of Business Administration (MBA) program returns to Lancaster this fall, with courses to be offered on the Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) campus off of Harrisburg Pike.  

Wed, 07/17/2013

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Department at Penn State Harrisburg was honored with a 2013 IT Impact Award for Out-of-the-Box Innovation in June.  Given by Penn State, the IT Impact Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of information technology professionals who have taken leadership roles in creating a thriving environment for IT collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

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