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Go Red 2009

Staffers ‘go red’ for heart disease awareness

To increase awareness of heart disease in women, employees in the Swatara Building recently “went red.”

Marc Lamont Hill

Heard on campus – Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill has a message for the Hip-Hop Generation – think, act, love, and be brave.

Considered one of America’s youngest members of the growing body of “Hip-Hop Intellectuals,” Hill brought his message of hope and deep reflection to the Morrison Gallery in the Penn State Harrisburg library Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Ministers Conference

Ministers Conference honors Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg Continuing Education’s success in developing leadership training for the region’s professionals has earned a pair of awards from the Interdenominational Ministers Conference (IMC).

Events celebrate Women’s History Month

Four Penn State Harrisburg departments and organizations are partnering to present a slate of campus events celebrating Women’s History Month in March.

Sponsored by the Commission for Women, Campus Life and Intercultural Affairs, Alumni Relations, and the Lion Ambassadors, the events include:

Researchers find a simple camera enhances preschool learning

Three Penn State Harrisburg faculty researchers have proven an educational program built around a simple disposable camera enhances learning for both children and teachers in preschool settings.

Rev. Dr. Millicent Hunter

Diversity lecture series features Rev. Dr. Millicent Hunter

The Rev. Dr. Millicent Hunter knows personally that success is built many times in small steps.

Robert Del Tredici

Photo exhibit, lectures mark anniversary of TMI

A photo exhibit profiling the people of Three Mile Island highlights March public events at Penn State Harrisburg marking the 30th anniversary of the nuclear accident at TMI.

Richard Fiene

Research team to study childcare in rural Pennsylvania

It’s common knowledge that quality child care is a crucial factor in a child’s future success in school.

Students to forgo spring break fun to create lots of smiles


For most college students, spring break means time away from classes, sunning on the beach, or just relaxing at home with friends and family.

Mechanical Engineering joins list of undergraduate majors

The region’s most extensive list of academic choices for students pursuing careers in engineering and engineering technology continues to grow.

This fall, Penn State Harrisburg is adding Mechanical Engineering to its list of programs, bringing to four the number of undergraduate engineering degrees it offers.