A March 2 appearance by the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. highlights Penn State Harrisburg’s five-installment 2010 diversity lecture series.
Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of Rev. King and the late Coretta Scott King, will highlight the second annual Women for Diversity Award Dinner at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. Tickets for the dinner and lecture are $90. For information on the 5:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. lecture, phone 717-948-6180.
The prospects for success in the U.S. effort to introduce democracy to the Middle East remain bleak, a Penn State Harrisburg researcher says.
Director of the college’s School of Public Affairs Steven A. Peterson and co-author Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University Albert Somit have just updated their 2005 analysis in The Failure of Democratic Nation Building: Ideology Meets Evolution and suggest little has changed.
The Christmas Eve 2009 suicide bombing attempt by an Al Qaeda operative on an air flight from Nigeria to Detroit has brought renewed focus nationwide on homeland security and terrorism issues. Penn State Harrisburg advisory board members were on campus recently to learn about faculty research and academic programs in some of these areas.
A Dauphin County family received an early holiday gift December 3 when four Penn State Harrisburg students unveiled a web site they created to help in the battle to cure a rare genetic neurological illness.
Brandon Albert, son of Londonderry Township residents Scott and Pam Albert, is afflicted with the same illness – MECP2 – which resulted in the death of his brother in 2006. Pam and friends had created a web site to share information on the disease with families around the world, but it was in need of an ambitious upgrading.
Penn State Harrisburg students recently “drove drunk” on campus with the assistance of the college’s Police Services.
Through the combined efforts of seven college support units, more than 100 students took advantage of a drunken driving simulation in which they donned goggles which duplicate the effect of alcohol on vision and coordination and then tried to steer a pedal car through a series of twists and turns.
Area residents can learn how to balance doctoral study at Penn State Harrisburg with a busy personal schedule at an Information Night Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.
The session in the Morrison Gallery of the college library will provide information on the D.Ed. in Adult Education, the Ph.D. in Public Administration, and the recently introduced Ph.D. in American Studies offered on the Penn State Harrisburg campus. Registration for the Information Night is not necessary.
Those attending will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and students in the programs.