In today’s unstable economic climate, the need for financial literacy is greater than ever. A team of Penn State Harrisburg researchers recently studied the ways that adults are being taught about this important topic.
Sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg Capital Area Writing Project, WordFest, a conference for educators of all levels, will be held Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) in Summerdale. The event is free and open to all educators and writers.
A former cattle rancher-turned-vegetarian and food safety activist, the “Mad Cowboy” brings his presentation to campus October 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge.
Part of the college’s first-year seminar program, “Mad Cowboy – Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat,” by Howard Lyman, will discuss the dangers of eating beef and questionable practices of the cattle industry.
At the 30th anniversary meeting of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS), James T. Ziegenfuss, Jr., Penn State Harrisburg professor of management and health care systems, recently received a President’s Medal of Distinguished Achievement. The annual international conference is held every August in Baden-Baden, Germany.
Penn State Harrisburg’s new residence hall, which opened this fall, is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified residential building within Penn State. The 30,000-square-foot structure houses 100 first-year students, bringing the total number of students living on campus to 430.
Penn State Harrisburg has begun construction of a specialized 3,500-square-foot greenhouse complex, the first phase of a planned $1.6 million biotechnology research and teaching facility. A September 16 groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the greenhouse project, expected to be completed late this year.
James M. Ruiz, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg, recently received a regional award for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and significant contributions to criminal justice education.
The Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences recognized Ruiz with the 2010 Regional Fellow Award, one of four awards presented at the association’s annual meeting in Portsmouth, R.I.