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School of Public Affairs to host Civic Education and Leadership event

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs will host a Civic Education and Leadership event on Jan. 31 in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.
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Creative writing option added to English major at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg now offers a creative writing option in the bachelor of humanities in English program in the School of Humanities.
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New online criminal justice master’s degree aimed at professionals in field

Applications are being accepted now for the master of professional studies in criminal justice policy and administration, a new 30-credit program being offered online through Penn State World Campus and taught by faculty from Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts and the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs. Courses will begin in fall 2018.
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Penn State Harrisburg course helps fight opioid addiction in the community

Penn State Harrisburg faculty are finding unique ways to educate students on how they can be a part of battling the opioid epidemic. Dr. Weston Kensinger is helping by providing tools to graduate students to make a positive difference. He hopes the students in his colloquium class — mostly working professionals — will take their newfound knowledge to the wider community.

Hsieh to discuss health behavior and decisions

Dr. Meng-Hua Hsieh will present “The Influence of Power on Health Decisions” on Wednesday, January 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
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Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Penn State Harrisburg students have a passion for giving back to the community. While organizations and clubs are required to complete at least a couple of community service projects a semester, students go above and beyond that requirement, giving their time to senior citizens, elementary and secondary school students, children suffering from cancer, shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals and much more.
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15 named distinguished faculty at Penn State

Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 15 distinguished faculty.
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Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.

Graduate School Open House February 13

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Tuesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. in the college library.
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Penn State Harrisburg to welcome speaker Dr. Mae Jemison Jan. 25

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator Dr. Mae Jemison at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the Student Enrichment Center Theatre on campus.

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