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Mary Napoli

Napoli re-appointed to national committee

Mary Napoli, associate professor of literacy education, has been selected to serve a second term on the committee that chooses the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her second three-year term runs through 2015.

The “Inviting Hische” license plate project invited graphic designer Jennifer Hische to speak at the Society of Design.

Welsh projects receive honors in international competition

Two graphic design projects directed by Craig Welsh, assistant professor of communications and humanities, have been named winners in the Type Directors Club’s (TDC) annual type-design competition.

Dr. Sai Kakuturu

Seminar to explore erosion’s role in infrastructure failures Jan. 30

Dr. Sai Kakuturu, assistant professor of civil engineering, will discuss how internal soil erosion, or erosion within infrastructure, causes costly failures, from levee breaks to highway damage, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at noon in the Auditorium, C-213 Olmsted Building.

The "American Women and Modern Culture, 1890-1920" exhibit is on display in the Penn State Harrisburg Library until Feb. 8.

American studies students complete mobile exhibit

The newest exhibit in the Penn State Harrisburg Library, “American Women and Modern Culture, 1890-1920,” on display until Feb. 8, has been repurposed with a new twist – mobility. Based upon the work of students in Dr. Erin Battat’s Women and the American Experience course the exhibit can now hit the road, with plans underway to have it on display at other Penn State campuses this spring.

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

Campus road closures beginning Jan. 25

Beginning Friday, Jan. 25, parts of College Avenue and O Street will close for the installation of heating lines in preparation of the Educational Activities Building (EAB) expansion. The project is anticipated to take three weeks.

Chinese New Year

Cultural celebration brings China to Penn State Harrisburg

While driving to work, the Chinese verse “It is on festival occasions that one misses home the most” came to Anna Wei Marshall’s mind. As a Chinese native residing in Harrisburg, the quotation by Wang Wei, a Tang Dynasty poet, holds a special meaning to the Penn State Harrisburg Chinese language instructor – a meaning now reflected in her students’ most current project – setting up a Chinese New Year celebration at the college.

Open to the public, the event will take place Friday, Feb. 1, in the Capital Union Building Student Center (Room 210) at 7:00 p.m.

Trustees approve addition to Harrisburg's Educational Activities Building

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Board of Trustees today (Jan. 18) approved the final plans to renovate and construct an addition to the Educational Activities Building at Penn State Harrisburg.  Trustees also authorized the awarding of contracts for construction of the $19.5 million project.

Susquehanna to Freedom

Play explores Susquehanna River’s role during Underground Railroad

In its 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at Penn State Harrisburg, PenOwl Productions presents a new drama set by the Susquehanna River during the Underground Railroad. Free and open to the public, “Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad” will be held Monday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. 22 at noon in the Auditorium, C-213 Olmsted Building.

Dr. Nihal Bayraktar

Seminar to explore government stimulus spending and economic growth Jan. 23

Research exploring the connection between government-allocated funding and economic growth begins this semester’s Faculty Seminar Series on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at noon in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Ebony Rose