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"Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lonestar," two one-act plays by James McClure

The Capital Players to present two one-act plays by James McClure

The Capital Players, a student club at Penn State Harrisburg, and the college’s School of Humanities will present "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lonestar," two one-act plays by James McClure, on November 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., November 16 at 2 and 7 p.m., and November 17 at 2 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.

South Central PA Robotics Competition Nov. 16

Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will join with the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to host the third South Central PA Robotics Competition on Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. at HACC’s midtown campus in Harrisburg.


Discussion will examine teaching writing to prepare students for the workplace

Dr. Rodney Zink, instructor of English composition and humanities, will present Workplace Writing and Composition Pedagogy:  Preparing Students for Everyday Writing Tasks as a part of the Faculty Seminar Series on Wednesday, November 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Jane Leipold

Jane Leipold named University Alumni Fellow

Penn State Harrisburg alumna Jane Leipold, of Harrisburg, PA, was recognized with the Penn State Alumni Association’s 2013 Alumni Fellow Award.

She was recognized for her “outstanding professional accomplishments” and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow.  The award, established in 1973, is the highest award given by the association.

Severin Fayerman

Severin Fayerman to present “A Survivor’s Story”

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Severin Fayerman to discuss his inspirational memoir “A Survivor’s Story” on Tuesday, November 5 at noon in the campus library Morrison Gallery. 

The discussion will focus on Fayerman’s journey from the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald to the United States and a successful business and civic career. 


International Study Tours provide opportunity to explore new countries

Penn State’s International Study Tours provide students an exciting opportunity to travel around the world and learn about different countries through first-hand experience.

In March 2014, Penn State Harrisburg is offering study tours to China, London and Guatemala.

Resumania seminar offers expert résumé advice

The Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society will offer an exclusive opportunity to help students gain résumé advice from area professionals at “Resumania” on Thursday, October 31 at 5 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.

Stay informed during weather emergencies

Penn State Harrisburg keeps faculty, staff, and students informed of delays and cancellations due to severe weather through the PSUTXT system, Facebook page, Twitter page and on the campus website, as well as the telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main telephone number, 717-948-6000.   Local television and radio stations also inform the public of delays and cancellations.

Center for Survey Research presentation will focus on web-based data collection

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Survey Research will present Beyond SurveyMonkey:  Collecting Web Data You Can Count On, Thursday, October 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room W338 Olmsted Building.

Lee discussion will focus on crime and policing

Dr. Jonathan Lee, assistant professor of criminal justice, will present Making Sense of Crime and Policing:  Theories and Research on Wednesday, October 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Topics in the discussion include juvenile delinquency, crime theories, police decision making, family and crime, and international studies.