Penn State Harrisburg


November 6, 2014

As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Pennsylvania State Sen. Robert Teplitz, who represents the 15th senatorial district, will be the keynote presenter on the panel discussion titled “Holocaust Curriculum and Secondary Education in Pennsylvania” on Thursday, November 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

November 6, 2014

Dr. Gloria B. Clark, associate professor of humanities and Spanish in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present a discussion titled, “Juan Ruiz de Alarcón: Voicing Disability in Early Modern Spain” on Wednesday, November 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

November 5, 2014

Emilia Yang, a communications graduate student and Nicaragua native currently living in Harrisburg, received the Top Student Paper award and Kappa Tau Alpha research award in the Communication and Technology division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2014 annual convention in Montreal, Canada. 

November 4, 2014

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre and Penn State laureate for 2014-15, on November 10 at 2 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

Russell will present a discussion titled “Dignity: Changing Comments into Contributions" and meet with students.

October 29, 2014

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education will present an Academic Perspectives on Current Events panel titled “Common Core: Implications for PK-12 Student Learning” on Wednesday, November 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

October 28, 2014

J. Alex Hartzler, a 1990 graduate of Penn State and Harrisburg, PA native, was honored for his outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.  Hartzler is a longtime friend and benefactor of Penn State Harrisburg, where his father was a faculty member.  Penn State Harrisburg nominated Hartzler to receive the Alumni Fellow award.

October 27, 2014

The School of Science, Engineering and Technology now offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. The program draws on faculty expertise in anatomy/embryology, genetics, immunology/microbiology, neuroscience and plant genetics and offers two options in either general biology or genetics/developmental biology. Read the full details of the program.

October 27, 2014

Recent changes to Penn State Harrisburg’s Principal Certification Program provide greater flexibility and a condensed timeframe in which educators can complete the requirements for principal certification in Pennsylvania.

“The program is intended not only for people seeking to become principals, but any teachers intending to fill leadership roles in their schools,” said program coordinator, Dr. Denise G. Meister.

October 27, 2014

As part of Penn State Harrisburg's Communications Speaker Series, Amanda Mustard, an award winning photojournalist, will present her work on Thursday, October 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the campus Capital Union Building Student Center.

A 23-year-old, self-taught photojournalist whose career has already taken her around the globe, Mustard will present on her recent projects in Egypt, China, and Thailand.

October 24, 2014
Student with video camera

Penn State Harrisburg hosted more than 80 high school students on October 14 for a student journalism competition. Supported by the Pennsylvania School Press Association and Penn State’s journalism department, the event featured guest speaker Lu Chekowsky, vice president, creative director of on-air promotions for MTV. 

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