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January 28, 2010

A Feb. 23 public presentation by the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, highlights a year-long celebration of public affairs academic programming at Penn State Harrisburg.

January 28, 2010
THON Participants

Two Penn State Harrisburg students are breaking in their dancing shoes and catching up on their sleep as they prepare to head for University Park to represent the college in the 38th annual IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon to raise funds in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Commonly called THON, the 46-hour fund-raiser is set for Feb. 19 to 21 in the Bryce Jordan Center and is the culmination of a year-long effort to benefit the Four Diamonds fund at the Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey.  This year’s THON theme is “Love Belongs Here.”

January 27, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Play

For the twelfth consecutive year, PenOwl Productions and Penn State Harrisburg partnered to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the nation celebrated the civil rights leader’s birthday.

The January 18 production before a capacity audience in the Olmsted Auditorium looked back at the 11 past performances – all written and directed by Assistant Professor of Sociology Dorothy King, the founder of PenOwl.

January 26, 2010
Dr. Sedig Agili

For the fourth time in five years, a Penn State Harrisburg electrical engineering faculty member will be honored for his accomplishments by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Sedig Agili has just been named the recipient of the Council’s 2010 Technical Achievement Award in recognition of his commitment to students, community outreach, and research accomplishments.

January 26, 2010
Steve Buckingham

Rhythm and Blues and Rock N Roll had a tremendous impact on changing American society’s view of race, says legendary music producer-turned-historian Steve Buckingham.

Buckingham will explain how the music of such greats as Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and even Elvis Presley played a vital role in integrating society when he brings his “How Rhythm and Blues and Rock N Roll Tore Down the Walls of Segregation” presentation to Penn State Harrisburg February 18.

January 26, 2010
Calvin Earl

Recording artist and goodwill ambassador of the African American spirituals, Calvin Earl, brings his one-man show “Gifts from My Ancestors” to Penn State Harrisburg Thursday, Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. For information, phone 717-948-6273.

An installment in the college’s Black History Month observance, Earl’s lecture will focus on the historical significance of spirituals of the past as well as their importance today.

January 26, 2010
Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams battled eating disorders for 14 years. She now shares her personal story in an effort to warn others of the dangers

Now a certified life coach and an eating disorder survivor, Williams will share her story with both humor and inspiration from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Penn State Harrisburg.

Williams’ presentation is free and open to the public. For information, phone 948-6273.

January 26, 2010

The next installment in the Penn State Harrisburg series of academic perspectives on current events will feature an in-depth look at the current U.S. recession.

January 26, 2010
Bernice King

A March 2 appearance by the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. highlights Penn State Harrisburg’s five-installment 2010 diversity lecture series.

Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of Rev. King and the late Coretta Scott King, will highlight the second annual Women for Diversity Award Dinner at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. Tickets for the dinner and lecture are $90. For information on the 5:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. lecture, phone 717-948-6180.

January 25, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg is offering the New SAT Exam Prep Course to students in grades 9 through 12 on six consecutive Saturdays, January 30 through March 6.

The course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each day in the Educational Activities Building on campus.

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