Students from 18 area middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the 31st annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A nationwide program that involves more than 500,000 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, MATHCOUNTS is designed to build mathematics skills, promote strategic problem solving, and instruct students in dealing with complex problems.
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Currents Events panel titled “International Influences on the U.S. Economy” on Wednesday, February 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
The panel, moderated by Dr. David Buehler, assistant professor of economics, includes Dr. Nihal Bayraktar, associate professor of economics; Dr. Indrit Hoxha, assistant professor of economics; as well as Dr. Dmitriy Krichevskiy, assistant professor of economics, Elizabethtown College.
Illustrated by vacant, decaying buildings, blight is a crisis facing many communities – forgotten structures that pose serious safety and health risks, diminish the value of surrounding homes and businesses, and create a haven for criminal activity.
Pedro A. Cortés, a Penn State Harrisburg master of public administration graduate, has been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth. Cortés heads the Department of State, where his duties include overseeing elections, 29 boards which license more than 900,000 professionals, the registration of corporations doing business in Pennsylvania, charitable organizations soliciting donations in the state, and the regulation of professional wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, February 5 at 6 p.m. in the campus library.
The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral, and certification programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admissions and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.
Three Penn State Harrisburg students were nominated for the PennACE JoAnne Day Student of the Year Intern award.
With the award, PennACE recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions who have completed an internship or co-op assignment. The award honors a career development professional in four categories, including:
Dr. Heidi Pierce, instructor in English composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Politicizing the Arts and Crafts Movement: Mary De Morgan’s ‘Bread of Discontent’” on Wednesday, January 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Dr. Beverly Cigler, professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs has become the college’s third scholar to be named distinguished professor by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Each spring, Penn State Harrisburg's international study tours take students on voyages around the globe. These tours provide students an opportunity to learn firsthand about different countries, going beyond the classroom to immerse students in a new culture.
For Sarita Lidle, a junior psychology major, the spring 2014 India study tour offered her even more – a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover her roots.