Penn State Harrisburg


Fri, 04/12/2013
Romeo Vallias, who placed in the top 25 of the 2011 challenge, helped this year's students prepare.
The experience Alan Saw gained in a previous sales challenge helped him to land a job with Apple.

College students have the opportunity to absorb a wealth of information during their undergraduate years, but the ability to sell themselves to prospective employers continues to be a vital checkmark on a collegiate bucket list.

Networking with, and learning from, the people who run companies large and small is experience you can't typically gather in a classroom.

Thu, 04/11/2013
Megan Kreiser, winner of the 2012 Jeffrey and Jean Merritt Honors Thesis Award

Media-imposed perceptions of beauty, environmental technologies, sleep and behavioral disorders, and English literature are among the broad array of topics that eight Penn State Harrisburg Honors Program students will discuss during the college’s spring 2013 thesis presentations, Thursday, April 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m. in W-132 Olmsted and Friday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in W-107 Olmsted. 

Wed, 04/10/2013
Young Writers Academy

Young writers eager to practice their storytelling will discover new tools this summer at Penn State Harrisburg’s Young Writers Academy, June 24-28, from 9:00 a.m. until noon on campus. Registration is now open.

A weeklong enrichment program for writers in grades 3-12, the academy is instructed by local teacher consultants, fellows of the National Writing Project, a national organization that strives to improve students’ writing and learning, specifically, by professionally developing teachers of writing.

Tue, 04/09/2013
A robotic "micromouse" built by Penn State Harrisburg students.

When Dat Vo transferred to Penn State Harrisburg as a junior, he didn’t imagine his classes would teach him how to build a robotic mouse to enter a multi-state competition. Or, that he would take first place.

“When I came here a year and a half ago, I didn’t know anything about (the competition),” said the electrical engineering technology senior.

Tue, 04/09/2013
Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 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.

Fri, 04/05/2013
Harrisburg commencement ceremony

Graduating students, you’ve made it this far, now make sure you’re ready for commencement!

The Penn State Harrisburg spring 2013 ceremony will take place Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Don’t forget to:

Thu, 04/04/2013
Construction will close parts of College Avenue and O Street by the Capital Union Building and Education Activity Building.

Portions of College Avenue and O Street will close on Friday, April 5 while a manhole and sewer line are installed as part of the Educational Activities Building (EAB) expansion. The roads are expected to reopen on Wednesday, April 10.

Wed, 04/03/2013
Commemorative bench in honor of Dr. Howard Sachs

A commemorative bench has been purchased in memory of Dr. Howard Sachs, former professor of biology, educator, administrator, scientist, and friend of Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Sachs served the college from 1987 to 2011. He died in 2011.

During his tenure, Dr. Sachs served in numerous roles, including associate dean of research and graduate studies, acting associate dean, and program chair for the college’s environmental programs.  He also was instrumental in bringing the bachelor of science in science degree to campus. 

Mon, 04/01/2013
Faculty and Staff Recognition Program

Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2013 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on Thursday, March 28. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. View a Flickr slideshow of the winners.

Wed, 03/27/2013

Theresa Flores, human trafficking survivor, author, and victim’s advocate, will present “The Slave Across the Street” at Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday, April 4. Two sessions will be offered: 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Library’s Morrison Gallery and 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Capital Union Building (CUB) Student Center. The presentations are free and open to the public.

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