Yuefeng Xie, professor of environmental engineering, has been elected a fellow of the International Water Association (IWA), a global network of water professionals headquartered in the United Kingdom. Xie, of Middletown, was nominated for his research in disinfection byproducts and for his training of water professionals.
Political scientists and public policy experts at Penn State Harrisburg gathered on Nov. 7 to discuss the re-election of Barack Obama. Chief among the lessons learned from the election, they said, was that the face of the electorate in the United States is changing.
U.S. News & World Report has listed Penn State Harrisburg’s undergraduate engineering programs in its 2013 Best Colleges rankings. Penn State Harrisburg was the highest ranked institution in south-central Pennsylvania in the “best undergraduate engineering programs” category for schools where a doctorate in engineering is not offered.
A photography exhibit, "31 recent photographs, and one oldie (Some sharp, and some totally out-of-focus)" by Samuel Winch, associate professor of communications and humanities, will be featured in the Library’s Morrison Gallery through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Open each day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Artist Linda Dubin Garfield will present her collection Behind the Scene/Seen: An Artistic Response to the Holocaust, Nov. 13, 2012 at noon in the Penn State Harrisburg Library’s Morrison Gallery as part of the college’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies 2012-2013 events line-up. Combining traditional printmaking, mixed media, and digital technology, Garfield’s series of 12 photomontages present issues of reality vs. illusion, past vs. present, and history vs. future in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe.
Penn State Harrisburg alumni Michael Fiaschetti and William Lambert were among 19 named Penn State Alumni Fellows at a ceremony at University Park, Pa. on Oct. 16, 2012. The highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association, the lifelong Alumni Fellow title recognizes outstanding professional achievements.
Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that notifies you via cell phone or e-mail in the event of a campus closure or emergency. To register, visit http://live.psu.edu/psutxt. Be sure to select Harrisburg Alerts in the Optional Groups section.
Weather closures/cancellations and emergency communications are also posted on the Penn State Harrisburg website, telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main phone number, 717-948-6000. Closures and cancellations are also posted on local radio and television stations.
The theme for Penn State’s THON dance marathon, Inspire Tomorrow’s Miracles, is being put into action at Penn State Harrisburg, where fundraising is in swing and student volunteers have planned a full calendar of events to raise money and public awareness. Last year the campus raised more than $31,000. This year’s goal is $45,000.
See photos of Penn State Harrisburg THON activities.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Computer Science program is sponsoring a local site for the IEEEXtreme 24-hour programming contest on Friday, Oct. 19 beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Sun lab, Olmsted W-210. Seventeen students from the campus chapter of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) will compete in the contest.
Penn State Harrisburg introduces Weekend College, a program featuring classes held two weekends a month and online, to help working adults balance a busy schedule with attending college. Weekend College classes begin in January 2013; an information session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Educational Activities Building on campus.