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2002 grad new Gettysburg High School principal

Mark Blanchard, who earned a master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State Harrisburg in 2002, is the new principal of Gettysburg Area High School.

A former English teacher who earned his undergraduate degree from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Blanchard began his career in education at Baptist Bible School in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County.

Jim Donovan

Famed drummer to conduct public workshops Sept. 4

If you like to whistle in the wind when the cat turns blue and you wouldn’t want to be living in a world of ecstasy or if the words “ombe seyo ombe tell you to run bobodey see bobodeyam” mean anything to you, then you will likely enjoy the upcoming event with Jim Donovan at Penn State Harrisburg.

Ronnie Jordan

Award-winning comic comes to campus August 27

From the very start funny man Ronnie Jordan has proven that he’s a comedy force to be reckoned with. After only a year on the comedy scene, the kid voted “Most Wittiest” in high school was crowned “Rookie of the Year” in 2001 by the famed Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta.

College offering Food Safety Certification training

One supervisory employee in a licensed food establishment must be certified in food safety and sanitation in order to be in compliance with the state’s Department of Agriculture Food Employee Certification Act.

Penn State Harrisburg is bringing courses that fulfill those requirements to Carlisle, Lebanon, Middletown, and New Bloomfield this fall.

College’s engineering training has a global reach

Engineering education at Penn State Harrisburg transcends national boundaries to meet the needs of adult students.

Pedro Cortes

Pedro A. Cortes to lead National Association of Secretaries of State

Secretary of the Commonwealth and Penn State Harrisburg graduate Pedro A. Cortes has assumed his post as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, becoming the first Pennsylvanian to serve in that role in the organization’s 104-year history.

College earns $131,000 HP Technology for Teaching Award

Penn State Harrisburg has been awarded a 2008 HP Technology for Teaching Leadership Award designed to transform teaching and learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology.

Dr. Cynthia Mara

Faculty member earns Fulbright Chair to research long-term care

A key focus of Cynthia Mara’s entire working life has been long-term care.

Beginning with her teen years when she provided care for a homebound elderly neighbor and her summer employment in a rest home, Dr. Mara has made a scholarly commitment to improving the quality of long-term care in the U.S.

Stephen Dyson

Dispatch from Korea: Thoughts about culture, respect, and transportation

Stephen Dyson, a senior Criminal Justice major,is spending July at Pukyong National University in Busan, South Korea as part of a cultural and educational exchange program. A resident of York, Dyson his experiences here in the following dispatch from Busan. To read more about the cultural exchange, visit the web.

This trip has been amazing.

Korean Schoolteacher Visit

Global educational reach now includes Korean schoolteachers

Penn State Harrisburg’s global educational reach adds another chapter from July 18 through August 18 when a delegation of 25 Korean schoolteachers will be on campus with a prime objective in mind – to enhance their abilities in English.

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