Penn State Harrisburg


March 18, 2015
New Students

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, March 28 at 9 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.

March 17, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff will discuss their works, published during the past year, at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 19 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

Open to the public, the event will honor college community members and their collaborators whose recent works include publications on art, politics, education, culture and diversity. Featured publications will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to sign copies of their works.

March 17, 2015

Dr. Linda Null, associate professor of computer science and Julia Lobur, instructor in computer science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology, have won their third “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award for the fourth edition of their textbook The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture (Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC), given by the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA).

March 17, 2015
Students at Graduation

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduation Fair on Tuesday, March 24 from noon – 5:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building lobby on campus. Students graduating spring 2015 are invited to stop by and learn more about the commencement ceremony.

At the fair, students can:

March 11, 2015
Samuel Gruber

Samuel Gruber will discuss “Arise and Build: American Synagogues and Jewish Identity,” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Wednesday, March 18 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

March 2, 2015
Je Suis Charlie

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Currents Events panel titled “Je suis Charlie? Criminology, Political Science and Homeland Security Perspectives on Countering Violent Extremism” on Wednesday, March 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

February 26, 2015

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred at the Olmsted Building on the Penn State Harrisburg campus.

Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg Police are investigating the report of a series of aggravated assaults at the Olmsted Building that occurred between sometime between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on February 26, 2015.

February 20, 2015
Penn State Harrisburg THON 2014-15 Executive Board

Every year, Penn State Harrisburg students join more than 15,000 other Penn State students to participate in The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. THON benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps fund cancer care for children and their families at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In 2014, Penn State Harrisburg raised nearly $50,000 contributing to the overall total raised of $13.3 million. This year, more than 80 Penn State Harrisburg students will attend THON 2015, February 20 through 22.

February 19, 2015

Americans are generous, but skeptical. They give abundantly to charities – an estimated $218 billion in 2011 alone. But they are increasingly demanding transparency in the organizations they choose to support.

Dr. Roderick Lee, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of information systems, and colleague Dr. Marie Blouin, assistant professor of accounting at Ithaca College, have been studying nonprofits and the ways they can use their websites to build trust with potential donors.

February 19, 2015
Dr. Rodney Zink

Dr. Rodney Zink, assistant professor of English and humanities, will present “Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Grammar, Pedagogy, and the 21st Century Language Learner” on Wednesday, February 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

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