A Hampden Township man has been charged with homicide, robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy in the killing of a man at a Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range outside Carlisle. That, in and of itself, while unfortunate, is not what stands out about this case to some. What stands out is what, according to a report in Tuesday's Patriot-News, police say the charged man – a suspended corrections officer – told them – that he had been stealing guns for an organization that wants to overthrow the government, and that he would kill to defend his country.
Dr. Michael Kenney, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Penn State Harrisburg, told the newspaper that Pennsylvania has seen "an uptick in domestic terrorist groups and incidents." We'll explore the conditions that might lead to such 'home-grown' terrorism with Dr. Kenney on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk.
Midstate parents and their kids have a mind-boggling array of summer camps from which to choose. You can play soccer, climb rocks, read Shakespeare or learn about photography, to name a few. But that's so yesterday.
What about learning how investigators use the Internet and other tools to get one step ahead of terrorists?
The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, Inc. (RMC) at Penn State Harrisburg is supporting the Home Builders Association of Berks County and the Emmy-winning show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for a future installment of the popular show.
Extreme Makeover and the builders association will build a home for a deserving Pennsylvania family in an upcoming episode. The RMC will recommend Pennsylvania-produced, recycled content, green building products for the team to use. The RMC also is coordinating the recycling of the project materials.
Penn State Harrisburg has been formally accepted as an active NCAA Division III member effective Sept. 1, 2010. On July 20, the NCAA Division III Management Council accepted its Membership Committee’s recommendation that Penn State Harrisburg be granted active membership status.
Nine middle and high school students from throughout the midstate this week are taking a new summer camp in homeland security and intelligence at Penn State Harrisburg. The camp is among the programs the campus is launching this year through a $1 million federal grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Penn State Harrisburg has partnered with other colleges throughout the Penn State system to create an online master’s degree in homeland security.
The actress Claire Danes, usually so expressive and radiant, looks blank and awkward. The scene is an HBO movie in which Danes plays Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who became an acclaimed animal behavior expert and cattle-chute designer. In real life, Grandin says that autism makes social interactions difficult, but gives her special abilities that make her better at her job. Can autistic people succeed in the workplace?
A new summer course at Penn State Harrisburg will teach educators and guidance counselors about skills their students need for careers in security and intelligence.
Part of a federally funded University initiative, “National Security, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Communities: Structure, Process, and Career Opportunities” will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m. June 29 through August 10.