Noted military historian, Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and George Winfree professor of American history at Penn State, recently discussed the importance of studying and understanding war, as part of her statewide tour.
In her presentation, "Why Study War?," Reardon noted that “war is something that all of us have to confront, all of us have to think about, probably now more than ever, with an [presidential] election on the horizon.”
They say sometimes it’s the little things. Penn State Harrisburg’s Student Emergency Assistance Fund is designed for just that – helping students with the little things – and sometimes even the big ones – that can prevent them from graduating. Maybe it’s money for a car repair so a commuter can get to campus or for groceries to get a student through to the semester’s end.
Students will have an opportunity to meet informally with Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni on Thursday, March 3 during “Chancellor's Open Hours.” The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Atrium. Join Chancellor Kulkarni for light refreshments.
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Noted military historian, Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and George Winfree professor of American history at Penn State, will speak at Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday, March 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the library Morrison Gallery, as part of her statewide tour.
Reardon will present a discussion titled "Why Study War?" The discussion is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be available at 11:15 a.m.
Dr. Jaelyn Farris, assistant professor of human and development and family studies in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, and Dr. Daniel Waschbusch, professor of psychiatry at Penn State’s College of Medicine, will present "A summer treatment program for children with ADHD: A collaborative effort to benefit children, families and the Penn State community" on Monday, February 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Dr. Peggy McIntosh, American feminist, anti-racism activist, for a talk titled “Coming to see Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey,” on Tuesday, March 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium on campus. This event is free and open to the public.
In March 2015, nine Penn State honors students, including five from Penn State Harrisburg, travelled to Peru for a study tour that focused on how to learn and serve in a cross-cultural environment. They visited the Amazon Rainforest; Puerto Maldonado, the town at the opening to the rainforest; and Lima, Peru’s capital and largest city.
Two Penn State Harrisburg alumni were among 19 recently honored by the University for outstanding professional accomplishments, and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Alumni Society honored three outstanding students with the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Scholarship. These students are the first recipients of the award, which is funded through the generous support of alumni with additional funds generated through Alumni Society events. The scholarship award is based on academic excellence, participation in extra-curricular activities and a student’s essay on their college experience.
On February 18 and 19, Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will host the 44th annual Model United Nations conference. The all-day event provides high school students from across the state the opportunity to discuss and develop solutions for major international issues and concerns.