Penn State Harrisburg Assistant Librarian Bernadette Lear played a key role in an American Library Association’s (ALA) effort to assist education majors at U.S. and Canadian colleges.
Lear, a member of the college library faculty since 2004, led a team of researchers in updating the ALA’s Directory of Curriculum Materials Centers which lists resources available to students at more than 200 higher education institutions.
A postcard exhibit available to the public through September 8 in Penn State Harrisburg’s library offers a glimpse at the “modern” American woman of the early 20th century through photos of “bathing beauties.”
The first two decades of the 20th century witnessed the emergence of a vibrant women’s movement and the birth of feminism.
In 1956, nationally syndicated labor columnist Victor Riesel was blinded in an organized crime-orchestrated sulfuric acid attack.
That tragic ambush on a New York City street is now the centerpiece of a Penn State Harrisburg faculty member’s ongoing research and upcoming third book on the history of journalism, organized crime, and labor racketeering.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Research Council Grant Program assists faculty research, but the main beneficiaries are students.
“The college each year sets aside a modest sum of money and competitively awards grants to faculty seeking to expand their research. As the major research university presence in the region, that is part of our mission,” explains Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Marian Walters.
An established training institute focused on improving the quality of child care in the midstate now has a new home at Penn State Harrisburg.
Affiliated with the University’s College of Health and Human Development since its inception in 1999, the Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute (CAECTI) is now a part of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg.
Six Penn State Harrisburg faculty members have earned promotions in academic rank from the University, effective July 1, 2009.
Promoted to professor is:
Elizabeth J. Tisdell, adult education
Promoted to associate professor are:
Nihal Bayraktar, economics
Shirley E. Clark, environmental engineering
Donald C. Hummer, criminal justice
Michael C. Kenney, political science and public policy
Catherine A. Rios, humanities and communications