Penn State Harrisburg


Mon, 04/22/2013
Salvatore D. Fazzolari

(Note: Updated from a previous version)

Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Salvatore D. Fazzolari, former CEO and chairman of HARSCO Corporation, was presented with the Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society, on March 15 by the organization’s Executive Director James Viehland at a ceremony held in Harrisburg. Fazzolari, of Mechanicsburg, was nominated by the college.

Thu, 04/18/2013
William Lambert

William M. Lambert, president and chief executive officer of Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) and Penn State Harrisburg alumnus, will deliver Penn State Harrisburg’s spring 2013 commencement address on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. The college will confer more than 650 undergraduate and graduate degrees this semester.

Wed, 04/17/2013
The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture - Third Edition

The third edition of The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture (Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC), co-authored by Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Linda Null and Instructor in Computer Science Julia Lobur has won the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) 2013 “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award for computer science and engineering. The award will be presented at the TAA 26th Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in June.

Mon, 04/15/2013

Penn State Harrisburg Research Week activities are scheduled April 17-19. Held to celebrate faculty and student creative and scholarly accomplishments from the year, the events are free and open to the public.

Mon, 04/15/2013
Dr. David Witwer

Dr. David Witwer, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of American studies and history and winner of the college’s 2013 Award for Research and Scholarly Activity, will present “Racketeering the Racketeers: The Reality and Politics Behind the Menace of Labor Racketeering in the 1950s” on Wednesday, April 17 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Held in conjunction with Penn State Harrisburg Research Week, the event is free and open to the public.

Fri, 04/12/2013
Romeo Vallias, who placed in the top 25 of the 2011 challenge, helped this year's students prepare.
The experience Alan Saw gained in a previous sales challenge helped him to land a job with Apple.

College students have the opportunity to absorb a wealth of information during their undergraduate years, but the ability to sell themselves to prospective employers continues to be a vital checkmark on a collegiate bucket list.

Networking with, and learning from, the people who run companies large and small is experience you can't typically gather in a classroom.

Thu, 04/11/2013
Megan Kreiser, winner of the 2012 Jeffrey and Jean Merritt Honors Thesis Award

Media-imposed perceptions of beauty, environmental technologies, sleep and behavioral disorders, and English literature are among the broad array of topics that eight Penn State Harrisburg Honors Program students will discuss during the college’s spring 2013 thesis presentations, Thursday, April 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m. in W-132 Olmsted and Friday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in W-107 Olmsted. 

Wed, 04/10/2013
Young Writers Academy

Young writers eager to practice their storytelling will discover new tools this summer at Penn State Harrisburg’s Young Writers Academy, June 24-28, from 9:00 a.m. until noon on campus. Registration is now open.

A weeklong enrichment program for writers in grades 3-12, the academy is instructed by local teacher consultants, fellows of the National Writing Project, a national organization that strives to improve students’ writing and learning, specifically, by professionally developing teachers of writing.

Tue, 04/09/2013
A robotic "micromouse" built by Penn State Harrisburg students.

When Dat Vo transferred to Penn State Harrisburg as a junior, he didn’t imagine his classes would teach him how to build a robotic mouse to enter a multi-state competition. Or, that he would take first place.

“When I came here a year and a half ago, I didn’t know anything about (the competition),” said the electrical engineering technology senior.

Tue, 04/09/2013
Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Union Building.

The event will present information to prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs and options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.

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