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Andy Dessel (Photo by Gini Woy)

Public policy student represents University at national level

Representing thousands of peers is no easy job. Just ask Andy Dessel, of Chambersburg, Pa., a senior public policy major and communications minor at Penn State Harrisburg. Dessel was selected to participate in the 2012-13 Presidential Fellows Program – a position open to only one student throughout Penn State each year. And though it was a tough job with deadlines, heavy workloads, and personal responsibility, Dessel stressed that the program’s benefits made it well worth the effort.

College participates in Bloomsday reading

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities will sponsor a public Bloomsday reading of James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” on Sunday, June 16 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg.

Marques Paige

Undergrads' theses examine topics from body image to recycled tires

Marques Paige said he was a terrible student in high school, and he soon discovered that the nursing program he tried at a community college was not for him.

But when Marques started at Penn State Harrisburg, with a tentative major in communications, he began to thrive. He graduated on May 4, one of 130 students in Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital College Honors Program out of the school’s more than 4,200-member student body.

Dr. Margaret Jaster at The American Shakespeare Center

Jaster wins award for inspiring students through Shakespeare

Dr. Margaret Jaster, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of English and humanities, of Middletown, has received The American Shakespeare Center’s 2013 Words in Action Award. It was the second year in a row Jaster was nominated for the honor, which is based on student recommendations and the quality of learning that students display.

Dalton Trolinger at bat

Baseball team wins championship, earns NCAA tourney berth

The Penn State Harrisburg men's baseball team won its first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship on Sunday, May 5 after defeating two-time defending NEAC regular season champion Penn State Berks 4-3 at Gallaudet's Hoy Field in Washington, D.C. The conference title gave the Lions an automatic berth to the upcoming NCAA Division III championship tournament, the brackets for which will be announced May 12.

Cassandra Romanowski

Humanities student offered Fulbright to teach English abroad

Penn State Harrisburg senior interdisciplinary humanities major Cassandra Romanowski, of Marysville, has been offered a Fulbright grant to teach English in Malaysia next year. Of the program’s hundreds of applicants from across the country, she was one of only 75 who made the cut – a first-time achievement for a student at the college.

Engineering students present technologies of the future

From hovercrafts to portable solar panels and alternative energy forms, Penn State Harrisburg engineering students will present 27 projects representing the future of their field at the college’s second annual Capstone Design Conference on May 3 from 8:00-11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Football coach Bill O'Brien headlines the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour this spring.

O’Brien, Penn State Coaches Caravan to make Camp Hill, Lancaster stops May 2

Building on Penn State’s “One Team” inaugural year momentum, highlighting the highly successful first season under football coach Bill O’Brien and looking ahead to 2013, the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour begins another road trip April 30 with visits to 12 locations, including Lancaster and Harrisburg area stops on May 2.

Dr. Simon Bronner (right) and Dr. Peter Idowu, assistant dean for graduate studies (left), at the NAGS award ceremony

Bronner receives graduate teaching award

Dr. Simon Bronner, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at Penn State Harrisburg, received the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

Important Safety Notice

(Note: updated from an earlier version.)

An anonymous note was found today in the Penn State Harrisburg Olmsted Building alleging that there was a bomb in the building that would explode at 1:00 p.m. The note was found at approximately 12:50 and campus police immediately evacuated the building. A search for suspicious items and explosive devices was conducted and nothing was found.

The building was re-opened at approximately 1:30 p.m.