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PSUTXT provides emergency alert notification

PSUTXT is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via cell phone or e-mail in the event of a campus closure or emergency.  Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for this important service.

To register, visit  Be sure to select Harrisburg Alerts in the Optional Groups section to ensure that you receive notifications specific to this campus.

High school students studied plant research in the Central PA Research and Teaching Lab for Biofuels at Penn State Harrisburg

High school students learn cutting-edge STEM research on campus

Local high school students had a chance this summer to do the type of cutting edge research at Penn State Harrisburg that would be impossible in a high school classroom.

For some, it could be a life changing event leading them into one of the STEM disciplines that are becoming increasingly important in today's job market.

Engineering students design innovative projects

The Penn State Harrisburg engineering students who built a “hover-barrow” --  a wheelbarrow that floats on air -- started with a simple sketch on a piece of paper.

They then transferred their sketch to a computer and made calculations.

They built a prototype…It didn't work.

They went back to the computer and tried again…and again.

“It was a simple idea, but getting it to work was hard,” said Joshua Tucker, one of four team members.

Students move into residence halls

Campus-wide events to welcome students

Penn State Harrisburg welcomes students to campus with a series of events.

New Student Orientation, beginning Aug. 24, will help new students learn about campus resources and living and learning in a diverse community. 

College Chef David Cramer wows at culinary conference

Penn State Harrisburg chef wows at culinary conference

In June, David Cramer, a chef at Penn State Harrisburg’s Stack’s food court, was one of eight Penn State chefs to win  a culinary competition at the 2013 Chef Culinary Conference in Amherst, Mass. The group, along with a chef from the University of Massachusetts, competed in the California Asian Fusion Challenge sponsored by Johnson & Wales.

Scholarship helps foster professional collaboration

Penn State Harrisburg graduate Oscar Beisert, ’07 master’s in American studies, received the Irwin Richman Scholarship in American Studies during the 2006-07 academic year, but the reward he received went beyond just a monetary supplement – it helped him advance his career in the years to follow. The experience helped the student form a working relationship with Dr. Irwin Richman himself, a professor emeritus of American studies and history and, along with his wife Dr. M. Susan Richman, associate professor emerita of mathematical sciences, a donor to the college.  

Penn State Harrisburg baseball

College history made on the sandlot

The Penn State Harrisburg baseball team made history several times over this spring, with impressive efforts, collectively and individually.

TE Connectivity enhances engineering education

A gift from TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, will provide Penn State Harrisburg engineering students in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology with expanded experiential learning opportunities.

THON 2013

No Pain, No Gain – Penn State Harrisburg students put on their dancing shoes for 46-hour THON

Like a scene out of a Rocky movie…“moralers” coaching them on, massages to loosen up stiff muscles, and an endless supply of ice packs, Penn State Harrisburg students Joe Sadusky and Hana Suders joined 710 dancers at the Bryce Jordan Center in February to participate in the annual tradition of THON, smashing the college’s fundraising goal by raising more than $53,000.

An internship with impact

A student intern at Penn State Harrisburg has played a key role in developing a better way for fellow students to learn about the courses they need to get their degree.