Actor Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight on the award winning show “The Office,” set a few things straight when he visited Penn State Harrisburg November 15. He admitted that, like Dwight, he is a bit nerdy. And, for those who have read his book, he really does have an Aunt Wendy who smoked a pipe and inspired him to do the same.
Students will have a new option for taking summer courses and it's as easy as 1-2-3 -- one course, two weeks, three credits. Penn State Harrisburg will offer Maymester from May 12 through May 22, which allows students to concentrate on one subject over a two-week period and earn three credits.
The Penn State Harrisburg team of students Austin Barket, Isaac Polinsky, and Siddharth Dahiya placed 17th in the United States and 120th in the world, in the IEEEXtreme 7.0 Programming Contest, held on October 26. The contest is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Penn State Harrisburg will join Middletown Mayor Robert Reid, Middletown Area School District officials, and the Middletown Historical Society to open a time capsule placed in the cornerstone of the Alice Demey Elementary School building when it was built in 1953. Open to the public, the event will take place on Saturday, December 14 at 1 p.m. at the Demey School, located at Wharton and Catherine Streets.
Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion entitled “Is Government Intrusion into Our Privacy Justified by Provision of Greater Security?” on Wednesday, December 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Charles Eisenstein to campus on Tuesday, December 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Capital Union Building (CUB) Student Activities Room for a discussion entitled “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.”
Penn State Harrisburg police are advising the campus community that during the past week, several unlocked vehicles parked on campus were entered. Also during this same time period, a Samsung Galaxy tablet was stolen from the Capital Union Building men’s locker room.
This safety alert serves as a reminder to always lock your vehicle and to always secure your personal property. These simple practices are the best way to help prevent crime and to keep yourself and your belongings safe.
The Penn State Harrisburg Lions will donate all proceeds from their men’s and women’s basketball double header on Dec. 1 to support the Radabaugh Relief Fund. The Lions will host Penn State Altoona for the women's basketball game at 1 p.m. and Lebanon Valley College for a men's game at 3 p.m.