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Graduate School Open House Oct. 10

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral, and certification programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admission requirements and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.

Attendees receive an application fee waiver!

Umbrellas decorated by classes and student clubs/organizations in the RAINN Day theme.

RAINN Day events raise awareness of sexual violence

Penn State Harrisburg will hold several events as a part of RAINN Day, an annual campaign sponsored by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) to raise awareness and fight against sexual violence on college campuses. 

Jen Hirt to discuss her creative essay, “Glow in the Dark”

Jen Hirt, M.F.A., assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, will discuss, “Glow in the Dark,” her 2012 Gabehart Prize for Nonfiction winning creative essay about bats, glow sticks, rejection, and revision on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Personal safety a top priority at Penn State Harrisburg

As students continue to settle into college life and their studies in the new academic year, personal safety and security should also be a top priority.  For many new students, this is the first time they have been responsible for their own safety.  By adopting simple safety measures and knowing what college resources are available, students will be well equipped to keep themselves and their belongings safe.

Night-time habits shed light on daytime behavior

In graduate school, Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck met a 14-year-old boy with autism who changed her life.

The boy didn’t just sleepwalk – he threw furniture out of second floor windows while sleeping. Schreck began wondering whether the boy’s sleep deprivation contributed to his aggression.

“Nobody had ever looked at that,” said Schreck, now professor of psychology and program chair of social sciences and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Her graduate school advisor said, “You’ll spend your career working on this.” He was right.

Treating Autism

How science trumps the junk in treating autism – Penn State Harrisburg researchers help parents and practitioners sort through facts and fads

Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Psychology Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck has met families who spent thousands of dollars, even remortgaged their homes, to pay for unproven treatments to try to help their children with autism.   

Desperate parents sometimes will try almost anything.

“As a mom, I get that,” Schreck said.

Trash to Treasure

Campus yard sale to benefit United Way Sept. 14

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its annual Trash to Treasure yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:00 a.m. to noon on campus in the Student Center, Capital Union Building.

Dr. Haddad's book is a culmination of his 2010-11 Fulbright grant experience in China.

Haddad’s latest book is an adventurous detail of the first meeting between China and America

In his second book about the relationship between China and the United States, John Haddad, associate professor of American studies and popular culture at Penn State Harrisburg, provides a colorful narrative history of how China and America first met, focusing on the lives and experiences of American traders, missionaries, and adventurers as they traveled to a foreign land unaware that the United States even existed.

Panel will examine performance-enhancing drugs and sports

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion on “Sports Records:  Before and After Performance-Enhancing Drugs” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Doctoral Programs Information Night Sept. 10

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Doctoral Programs Information Night on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

The event will offer interested individuals the opportunity to learn more about the college’s three doctoral programs in adult education, American studies, and public administration; meet with faculty and students; and garner more information about admission requirements and financial aid.

RSVP preferred, but not required.

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