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May 26, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg’s Lion Ambassadors continue to assist a local assault on breast cancer.

The student organization’s fifth annual Boobies Ball recently netted $1,800 for the Middletown-based Feel Your Boobies Foundation which focuses breast cancer awareness efforts on women under the age of 40.

May 24, 2010
Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs invites proposals for papers, presentations, and panel discussions to be presented at the first Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Symposium, Thursday and Friday, September 23-24, 2010, in Harrisburg, Pa.
May 18, 2010
David Witwer

In 1956, syndicated labor columnist Victor Riesel was blinded in an organized crime-orchestrated acid attack on a New York City street.

The impact of that ambush on one of America’s most popular crusading journalists who was a foe of union graft is now the centerpiece of a Penn State Harrisburg faculty member’s research and forthcoming book.

May 17, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg is offering instruction to professionals and students planning to take the April 2011 Professional Engineering or Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

The college’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and its Office of Continuing Education are partnering to offer the review courses in advance of the April exams.

May 17, 2010

Research over the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in scientific evidence of the effect of drugs and alcohol on the adolescent brain.

“Neuroscience research has been able to utilize imaging to view an active brain and gain valuable information on the impact of drugs and alcohol on youth,” says Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Health Education Sam Monismith.

May 17, 2010

Experience the historic art and architecture of Philadelphia by taking part in a week-long study tour offered this summer by Penn State Harrisburg Continuing Education.

In cooperation with its School of Humanities, the college is offering the tour of the City of Brotherly Love which can be taken either for three academic credits or for personal enrichment.

May 12, 2010
Students examine plants involved in biofuels research

Penn State Harrisburg has received an $817,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to develop a $1.6 million Central Pennsylvania Laboratory for Biofuels research and teaching facility on campus.

May 11, 2010
Oranee Tawatnuntachai

True to her commitment to learning, Associate Professor of Finance Oranee Tawatnuntachai will share the funding she earned through a University award with her students.

Tawatnuntachai is one of only three faculty members University-wide to receive the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and be named a 2010 Penn State Teaching Fellow.

May 10, 2010

Michele Nestor, president of Nestor Resources, Inc., has been elected chair of the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC) board of directors for the 2010-2011 term.

Nestor succeeds Jim Shillenn, executive director of the Industrial Modernization Center.

May 5, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg honored 86 outstanding students at its 2010 Student Awards Convocation Friday, April 16.

The students who earned awards represent 17 Pennsylvania counties, six states, and three foreign nations.

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