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Harrisburg commencement ceremony

Prepare for commencement

Graduating students, you’ve made it this far, now make sure you’re ready for commencement!

The Penn State Harrisburg spring 2013 ceremony will take place Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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Construction will close parts of College Avenue and O Street by the Capital Union Building and Education Activity Building.

Campus road closures starting April 5

Portions of College Avenue and O Street will close on Friday, April 5 while a manhole and sewer line are installed as part of the Educational Activities Building (EAB) expansion. The roads are expected to reopen on Wednesday, April 10.

Commemorative bench in honor of Dr. Howard Sachs

Memorial bench honors Dr. Sachs

A commemorative bench has been purchased in memory of Dr. Howard Sachs, former professor of biology, educator, administrator, scientist, and friend of Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Sachs served the college from 1987 to 2011. He died in 2011.

Panel discussion to explore online privacy and piracy

Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff will review online privacy implications and strategies for personal protection during a panel discussion “Privacy and Piracy While Connected: The Cloud, Smartphones, and Social Media” on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Part of the college’s Academic Perspectives on Current Events series, this event is free and open to the public.

Faculty and Staff Recognition Program

Faculty and staff recognized at awards ceremony - 2013

Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2013 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on Thursday, March 28. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. View a Flickr slideshow of the winners.

Human trafficking survivor to speak on April 4

Theresa Flores, human trafficking survivor, author, and victim’s advocate, will present “The Slave Across the Street” at Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday, April 4. Two sessions will be offered: 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Library’s Morrison Gallery and 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Capital Union Building (CUB) Student Center. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Advocate to present on sexual assault and violence prevention

Angela Rose, sexual assault and violence prevention advocate, will give a presentation on Tuesday, April 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Penn State Harrisburg Library’s Morrison Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Samuel Winch

Winch to present research on visual stereotypes

Dr. Samuel Winch, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of communications and humanities, of Harrisburg, will present “Photojournalistic coverage of the Arab Spring: are visual stereotypes evolving?” on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:00 noon in the Library’s Gallery Lounge. Part of the college’s 2013 Faculty Seminar Series, the event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Simon J. Bronner

Bronner to present family Holocaust saga

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will conclude its 2012-13 calendar of events with a presentation by Dr. Simon Bronner titled “From Auschwitz to America: A Holocaust Family Saga,” 12:00-1:00 p.m., April 9, 2013 in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted.

Penn State Harrisburg to hold community egg hunt

The Penn State Harrisburg Lion Ambassadors will host their annual community egg hunt for children 10 years and under on March 28.  Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Main Lobby, and the egg hunt will begin at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.