Register today for the College Student Diversity Summit to be held March 25 in the Penn State Harrisburg Capital Union Building. The registration deadline is March 4; advance registration is required and seating is limited. The event is free for students, faculty, and staff of the sponsoring institutions: Penn State Harrisburg, Messiah College, Harrisburg Area Community College, and the Dauphin County Diversity Forum.
With the high rates of joblessness in the United States, how do graduating students standout during the interview process? Penn State Harrisburg master of science in Information Systems graduate and Capital BlueCross Chief Information Officer Kent Whiting answered that question during a recent discussion with students about applying for jobs and internships.
For the second consecutive season, Keuka College dashed the Penn State Harrisburg Lady Lions basketball team’s chances of a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship. The Keuka Storm defeated the Lions 71-59 Feb. 26 in the NEAC semi-finals.
Dorothea Dixon (Middletown/Middletown) led the team with a season high 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals. After an early Dixon layup, the Lions led until the 11:38 minute mark, when the Storm went on to lead for the rest of the game.
Penn State Harrisburg will host the 2011 NEAC Men's Basketball Championship Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 27.
On Saturday, Feb. 26 at 4:00 p.m., the number-one seeded Lions will play the winner of the Gallaudet University and Morrisville State game, with the Saturday winner advancing to the championship game on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Penn State Harrisburg sealed the top spot and the opportunity to host the tournament after a win against Keuka College Feb. 20.
Dr. Lance D. Watson, senior pastor of Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond, Va., and chief visionary for its corporate affiliates, will visit Penn State Harrisburg March 1 to speak as part of the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series. He will address the series topic, “A Sociocultural Awakening: Rise Up!” at 12:30 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery, Library and at 6:30 p.m. in the Capital Union Building.
Veteran “Washington Post” foreign correspondent Pamela Constable will discuss her experiences as a journalist in war-zone countries March 1 at Penn State Harrisburg.
Constable, who has spent more time in combat zones than most professional soldiers, will present“Reflections of a Veteran Foreign Correspondent in the Muslim World: An Introspective View of Life as a Journalist, an American, and a Woman in South Asia” at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge.
Designed to strengthen connections between higher education and the public, the college’s “Perspectives on Community Engagement” series will hold its first workshop Feb. 28 at noon in the Olmsted Building Oliver LaGrone Lounge.
Faculty members at Penn State Harrisburg are challenging students to make a difference in their community, utilizing service projects and public internships. By incorporating service learning, or community-impacting coursework, into their curriculum, professors promote civic responsibility and provide students with hands-on experience applicable in the workforce.