This year, each of Penn State Harrisburg’s five academic schools presented an Alumni Achievement Award to one of their graduates who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with Homecoming on Oct. 12, 2012, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.
Two Penn State Harrisburg students, senior mechanical engineering technology major David Lane, of Candor, N.Y., and senior mechanical engineering major Christopher Topper, of York, have received $1,500 scholarships from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Susquehanna Section.
Selected for their written essays and reference letters, the students received both scholarships awarded by the section for the 2012-13 academic year.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State is in full compliance with all accreditation requirements, according to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which has lifted its 'warning' and Thursday (Nov. 15) reaffirmed the University's accreditation.
While Penn State's accreditation always remained intact, the University was put on warning by MSCHE on Aug. 8, based on the fallout from the sexual abuse scandal involving retired former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Yuefeng Xie, professor of environmental engineering, has been elected a fellow of the International Water Association (IWA), a global network of water professionals headquartered in the United Kingdom. Xie, of Middletown, was nominated for his research in disinfection byproducts and for his training of water professionals.
Political scientists and public policy experts at Penn State Harrisburg gathered on Nov. 7 to discuss the re-election of Barack Obama. Chief among the lessons learned from the election, they said, was that the face of the electorate in the United States is changing.
U.S. News & World Report has listed Penn State Harrisburg’s undergraduate engineering programs in its 2013 Best Colleges rankings. Penn State Harrisburg was the highest ranked institution in south-central Pennsylvania in the “best undergraduate engineering programs” category for schools where a doctorate in engineering is not offered.
A photography exhibit, "31 recent photographs, and one oldie (Some sharp, and some totally out-of-focus)" by Samuel Winch, associate professor of communications and humanities, will be featured in the Library’s Morrison Gallery through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Open each day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Artist Linda Dubin Garfield will present her collection Behind the Scene/Seen: An Artistic Response to the Holocaust, Nov. 13, 2012 at noon in the Penn State Harrisburg Library’s Morrison Gallery as part of the college’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies 2012-2013 events line-up. Combining traditional printmaking, mixed media, and digital technology, Garfield’s series of 12 photomontages present issues of reality vs. illusion, past vs. present, and history vs. future in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe.
Penn State Harrisburg alumni Michael Fiaschetti and William Lambert were among 19 named Penn State Alumni Fellows at a ceremony at University Park, Pa. on Oct. 16, 2012. The highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association, the lifelong Alumni Fellow title recognizes outstanding professional achievements.
Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that notifies you via cell phone or e-mail in the event of a campus closure or emergency. To register, visit http://live.psu.edu/psutxt. Be sure to select Harrisburg Alerts in the Optional Groups section.
Weather closures/cancellations and emergency communications are also posted on the Penn State Harrisburg website, telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main phone number, 717-948-6000. Closures and cancellations are also posted on local radio and television stations.