Applied Clinical Psychology master’s degree student, Dawn McElhenny, has received The Patricia M. Bricklin Student Ethics Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) for her paper about the principles and ethical standards of conversion therapy. As the award winner, she is writing an article for the “Pennsylvania Psychologist.”
Penn State Harrisburg has teamed with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) to offer the award-winning Harrisburg Semester internship program to students at the state’s private higher education institutions.
James T. Ziegenfuss Jr., Penn State Harrisburg professor of management & health care systems, and Patricia O’Rourke, Concordia University, have written The Ombudsman Handbook: Designing and Managing an Effective Problem Solving Program, published by McFarland.
Penn State Harrisburg sophomore Kara Boyd (Alexandria, PA/Juniata Valley), has broken the NCAA Division III softball record for consecutive hits this past week with 17 hits in a row. This streak also ties the hit streak record for NCAA Division II and eclipses the Division I record.
Boyd’s streak started April 7, 2011 in the first game of the doubleheader with Wilson College, when she recorded four straight hits. In game two, Boyd went five for five including a double and a triple.
The local chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society inducted 37 new members recently at Penn State Harrisburg.
Represented at the college for 19 years, Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes adult students who achieve academic excellence. To be inducted, members must be in the top 20 percent of their class, maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average, be 24 years of age or older and have completed a minimum of 24 credits at Penn State.
Speaker and community advocate Carlos Ojeda Jr. will deliver the final presentation of the Penn State Harrisburg Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series 2011, Tuesday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Blue and White Society will host the annual bonfire Wednesday, April 13 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. (weather dependent) in the field between the library and the Capital Union Building, as part of the campus-wide Rites of Spring week.
The bonfire will feature a live performance by the cover band "UUU." The bonfire and performance are free and open to the public. Free food and games also will be provided.
One of the region’s most extensive summer educational endeavors, Penn State Harrisburg’s Summer Youth Program returns this year with a range of programs, from “Glee” camp to beginner martial arts to designing computer games.
Penn State Harrisburg students will present their research projects on topics ranging from organic roofing materials to word-of-mouth advertising on Facebook during the 6th Annual Student Symposium, Friday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge.
The symposium provides students with an opportunity to present their research and other scholarly and creative works and to encourage them to communicate about their work with others.