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May 3, 2010
Kelsey Kerr

Hummelstown resident Kelsey Kerr has capped her award-winning academic career at Penn State Harrisburg with another prestigious University honor.

A senior Information Sciences and Technology major who will graduate in May, Kerr has been named only the sixth Penn State Harrisburg undergraduate to win the Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award. Named for Penn State’s 10th president, the award recognizes high scholastic attainment and good citizenship and leadership in student activities.

April 29, 2010

Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Rob McCord will deliver the keynote address at Penn State Harrisburg’s spring commencement Saturday, May 15. More than 500 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred during the 9:30 a.m. ceremonies in the Giant Center, Hershey.

April 29, 2010
Christine Sears

Chair of Penn State Harrisburg’s Board of Advisers Christine Sears has been promoted to executive vice president and COO of Penn National Insurance.

A 1977 Penn State Harrisburg graduate with a degree in business, Sears had served as the Harrisburg-based Penn National Insurance executive vice president and CEO since 2007.

April 27, 2010

Thirty-six undergraduate and graduate students in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration have achieved excellence in their studies and earned membership invitations to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society.

To achieve membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, students must rank academically in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate or top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

April 27, 2010
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Penn State Harrisburg student researchers recently presented their work to state senators and representatives to raise awareness of alternative energy sources.

Freshman Michael Chennavasin, junior Allison Funk, and junior Matthew Reitzel showcased recent progress on a biofuels research project at Undergraduate Research at the Capitol day (URC-PA) on March 23. The event brings together students, faculty, and Pennsylvania legislators to share the experiences of students engaged in research or scholarship.

April 26, 2010

The work of Penn State Harrisburg’s Black Student Union (BSU) to expand awareness of the value of diversity in education and in the community is being formally recognized by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Pennsylvania.

The BSU will receive the Youth Achievement Award at the organization’s 18th annual celebration May 28 at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg.

April 19, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital College Choir will present its annual spring concert Tuesday, April 27 at 5:15 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery, located in the campus library.

April 19, 2010

Professionals seeking graduate study in electrical engineering now have two choices at Penn State Harrisburg.

Building on its established Master of Engineering program in electrical engineering, the college now is offering a Master of Science program in electrical engineering with an expanded research focus to address the needs of full-time students.

April 8, 2010
Cheng Kung

Since his 1979 graduation with a bachelor’s degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Civil Engineering Y. Frank Chen has built an international reputation.

His alma mater recognized his accomplishments recently when it presented him with its Outstanding Alumni Award.

April 8, 2010
Barbara Marinak
Shanetia Clark

The stereotypical school bully of past generations was easy to identify – the playground brute victimizing those weaker and vulnerable.

But today’s typical bully is a far cry from that tough guy or girl who made life miserable for others. And the consequences have escalated tragically. In one week recently, a 13-year-old hanged himself in a Texas barn, an 8-year-old jumped out of a two-story building in Houston, and nine Massachusetts teenagers face jail time after allegedly harassing a 15-year-old girl so mercilessly that she killed herself.

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