The 2012-13 academic year marks the 40th anniversary of creation of Penn State Harrisburg master’s degrees in public administration and American studies, two of the college’s 25 master’s programs.
When it was founded in 1966, Penn State Harrisburg was the only Commonwealth Campus to be given the mission of providing innovative and interdisciplinary programs as an upper division (undergraduate juniors and seniors) and graduate center. Six years later, these two graduate programs were approved.
Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of art history and visual culture and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg, will present “Washington’s Top Garden Gets Rhythm: Italianate Design and Physiological Aesthetics at Dumbarton Oaks in the 1920s” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Penn State Harrisburg student volunteers raised $53,186.51 for THON, the Penn State student dance marathon that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund and pediatric cancer patients, families, and researchers at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Totals were announced Feb. 17 at the conclusion of the 46-hour, no sitting, no stopping marathon. The Harrisburg amount eclipsed last year’s by some $22,000 and set a new record for the campus, contributing to THON’s overall total of a record-breaking $12,374,034.46 raised this year.
Effective Feb. 18, the asphalt walkway running from the bookstore to the Educational Activities Building (EAB) has been closed for the EAB expansion project. Fencing will surround the entire project area and completely block pedestrian access.
Pedestrians can access the EAB by following the sidewalk, which parallels College Avenue, to the crosswalk west of the Capital Union Building. The fencing will be in place until project completion, which currently is projected to be June of 2014.
Our digitized world of instant communication is enabled by the transfer of high-speed signals across many systems within a device. As modern signal speeds are pushed to quickly accommodate gigabytes of data, disturbances that were once considered minor, such as weather changes, now become more serious, with the potential to stop systems and corrupt data.
Dr. Sedig Agili, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, and Dr. Aldo Morales, professor of electrical engineering, have developed a formula to help understand the effects of humidity and temperature on electronic signals.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will continue its 2012-13 calendar of events with a presentation by Dr. Judah Cohen titled “If Anne Frank Sings: Musical Theater and American Holocaust Memory” at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2013, in the Quiet Study, second floor, Capital Union Building.
Registration for the Penn State Harrisburg summer sessions is now open for all students.
Students seeking to take courses over the summer can choose from a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Flexible options include on campus and online courses, some courses at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, programs for educators, a study tour, and consecutive scheduling for certain required classes. The first summer session runs May 13 to June 21; the second session runs June 26 to August 7.
Mary Napoli, associate professor of literacy education, has been selected to serve a second term on the committee that chooses the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her second three-year term runs through 2015.
Two graphic design projects directed by Craig Welsh, assistant professor of communications and humanities, have been named winners in the Type Directors Club’s (TDC) annual type-design competition.
The New York-based TDC chose Welsh’s license plate project “Inviting Hische” and an interactive sculpture project from more than 2,000 entries from 37 countries to represent the best in typography, or the use of type in graphic design. The works will be featured in the club’s annual typography publication and as part of exhibitions across 12 countries.