With the introduction of location-based games such as "Ingress" or, more recently, "Pokemon Go," an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokemon or capturing portals, new research conducted by Dr. Anthony Buccitelli, professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, suggests that gamers are doing more than just playing -- they’re building communities and connecting with their local cultural heritage.
For Thomas and Kathleen Kuhn, Penn State Harrisburg was and remains a vital part of their romance and their life devoted to country, education and community service.
Retired Brigadier General PA (ret) E. Thomas Kuhn, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, graduated from Penn State, University Park, in 1968 with a degree in landscape architecture. His connection with Penn State Harrisburg, then called “Capitol Campus,” began when he pursued his master’s degree in regional planning, which the Pittsburgh native obtained in 1972.
Penn State Harrisburg keeps faculty, staff, and students informed of delays and cancellations due to severe weather through the PSUAlert system, Facebook page, Twitter feed 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.
PSUAlert is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via e-mail or cell phone in the event of a campus closure or emergency. All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are automatically signed up to receive e-mail alerts via their Penn State e-mail address. An active Penn State access account is required for users to access PSUAlert and to change contact settings, such as adding e‑mails and cell phone numbers to receive text messages.
Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir received his master’s of public administration from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs at the college’s fall 2016 commencement on Saturday, December 17. Qodir, who traveled from Indonesia to study at Penn State Harrisburg, said that completing his studies as an international student came with challenges and rewards.
Roshan Khadka, who received a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education during the college’s fall 2016 commencement, has a story unlike many of his fellow graduates. Khadka is a refugee from Bhutan who came to the U.S. in 2009 after years in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal. His story is about the success of a refugee student.