Penn State Harrisburg


Fri, 04/18/2014

On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in commercial nuclear power history in the United States started unfolding at the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant outside Middletown, PA.

The events of the ensuing week would capture the attention of the world and focus it directly on the Harrisburg area.

Wed, 04/16/2014
Dr. Jane Wilburne

Dr. Jane M. Wilburne, associate professor of mathematics education in Penn State Harrisburg’s teacher education program, has received a $1.875 million Eligible Partnership Project grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The three-year award supports partnerships with and professional development opportunities for local school districts to provide innovative, research-based, approaches to improve student teaching experiences.

Tue, 04/15/2014

Penn State Harrisburg has added more classes to its summer schedule, including online classes English 202C and 202D. Other additions include courses in education, math, engineering, and science.

Tue, 04/15/2014

Students in Craig Welsh’s Advanced Graphic Design class at Penn State Harrisburg this semester constructed an 8' x 42' panorama of the text of the Gettysburg Address, which they crafted out of cardboard boxes and painstakingly hand-cut each letter.  The panorama made its world premiere at the recent National Gettysburg Address Competition, where it served as the backdrop.

Wed, 04/09/2014

Penn State Harrisburg is now offering a graduate certificate in Folklore and Ethnography. The 15-credit graduate certificate program provides students with skills and practices used in projects and institutions of folklore and ethnography.  

Wed, 04/09/2014

Yuefeng Xie, professor of environmental engineering at Penn State Harrisburg and Middletown, PA resident, has received the 2014 Penn State Faculty Outreach Award.

The award honors faculty who have positively and substantially affected individuals, organizations or communities through problem solving or development as a result of extending their scholarship.

Tue, 04/08/2014
Nursing Lab

Select Medical has made a $250,000 gift that will name the Select Medical Nursing Simulation Lab at Penn State Harrisburg, a 2,600 square-foot state-of-the-art facility with six patient beds, two simulation rooms, a central observation area, and an adjoining classroom.

Wed, 04/02/2014

To honor the many contributions of the late Dr. Louise Hoffman, associate professor of Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will dedicate a memorial bench on Friday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. on Vartan Plaza near the campus bookstore.

Dr. Hoffman was a dedicated faculty member in the School of Humanities, from 1985 until her death in 2010.  She taught courses in history and humanities, about which she was passionate. 

Wed, 04/02/2014

This summer, Penn State will transition to a new emergency messaging system, away from the current service known as PSUTXT. The transition to the new service, which will be called PSUAlert, will begin in late May and will continue through June. No action is required at this time; to learn more, visit this link

Tue, 04/01/2014

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspectives on Current Events panel titled Digital Engagements:  The 2012 NEA Survey and the Changing Face of the Arts, on Wednesday, April 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

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