Penn State Harrisburg


March 16, 2017
Dr. Ruth Leventhal, who became Capitol Campus’ first female provost and dean on July 1, 1984 and held the position for 10 years

As part of the college’s 50th Anniversary, a blog is chronicling a history of influential women at Penn State Harrisburg.

Publication of the blog photo series began in July 2016 and will continue until 50 posts that commemorate women at Penn State Harrisburg are completed.  Select posts are also being shared to the college’s Facebook page throughout March Women’s History Month.

March 16, 2017
Avenue Q Logo

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ theatre program will present the spring musical “Avenue Q” April 6 through 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus. A post-show talk back on the show’s identity themes will be held on Thursday, April 6.

March 12, 2017
Holly McKenna Swims 24 miles in 24 hours

Penn State's THON 2017 raised $10,045,478.44 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital, and for the fifth year in a row, Holly McKenna, swimming instructor at Penn State Harrisburg, supported the cause by taking to the pool for 24 hours to help raise money for the college’s THON organization.

During her annual Swim for a Cure event, McKenna swam a total of 24 miles (1,512 lengths of the pool), beginning at 8 p.m. on January 26 and finishing at 8 p.m. on January 27. She raised a total of $3412.

March 10, 2017
Undergraduate Open House

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. in the Capital Union Building on campus.

The event will provide information to prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs, as well as options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.

March 10, 2017
Dr. Jeremy Blum

Dr. Jeremy Blum, associate professor of computer science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, will present “Leveraging Safety Models to Guide Transportation Infrastructure Improvements” on Wednesday, March 15 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

March 1, 2017
police worn body camera

Data from a recent survey by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg shows how Pennsylvanians view key policing topics, including what defines police legitimacy and whether or not police wearing body cameras makes us feel safer.

February 17, 2017

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful for health, and do nothing to prevent disease.

In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of triclosan and a related product, triclocarban, from consumer soaps and wash products. But, triclosan also is incorporated in cosmetics, kitchen utensils, clothing, and even bowling balls – 22,000 consumer products in all. The FDA rules do not yet affect these products.

February 17, 2017
Marwin Kripp

As part of a university exchange program, Marwin Kripp, an industrial engineering student from Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, came to Penn State Harrisburg during the fall 2016 semester. He not only learned more about engineering and business management, but he had an opportunity to make many friends, play on the Penn State Harrisburg men’s soccer team, and travel a bit.

February 16, 2017
International Flags

On February 23 and 24, Penn State Harrisburg’s International Affairs Association/Rotaract Club will host the 45th annual Model United Nations conference. The two-day event provides high school students from central Pennsylvania the opportunity to discuss and develop solutions for major international issues and concerns.

February 16, 2017

Maly Jackson will present “A Walk to Freedom” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

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