The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, Inc. (RMC) at Penn State Harrisburg is supporting the Home Builders Association of Berks County and the Emmy-winning show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for a future installment of the popular show.
Extreme Makeover and the builders association will build a home for a deserving Pennsylvania family in an upcoming episode. The RMC will recommend Pennsylvania-produced, recycled content, green building products for the team to use. The RMC also is coordinating the recycling of the project materials.
Penn State Harrisburg has been formally accepted as an active NCAA Division III member effective Sept. 1, 2010. On July 20, the NCAA Division III Management Council accepted its Membership Committee’s recommendation that Penn State Harrisburg be granted active membership status.
Nine middle and high school students from throughout the midstate this week are taking a new summer camp in homeland security and intelligence at Penn State Harrisburg. The camp is among the programs the campus is launching this year through a $1 million federal grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Penn State Harrisburg has partnered with other colleges throughout the Penn State system to create an online master’s degree in homeland security.
The actress Claire Danes, usually so expressive and radiant, looks blank and awkward. The scene is an HBO movie in which Danes plays Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who became an acclaimed animal behavior expert and cattle-chute designer. In real life, Grandin says that autism makes social interactions difficult, but gives her special abilities that make her better at her job. Can autistic people succeed in the workplace?
A new summer course at Penn State Harrisburg will teach educators and guidance counselors about skills their students need for careers in security and intelligence.
Part of a federally funded University initiative, “National Security, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Communities: Structure, Process, and Career Opportunities” will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m. June 29 through August 10.
Dr. Omid Ansary, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, has been named interim senior associate dean for academic affairs, effective July 1. He replaces Dr. Mukund Kulkarni, who takes over July 1 as interim chancellor.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Lion Ambassadors continue to assist a local assault on breast cancer.
The student organization’s fifth annual Boobies Ball recently netted $1,800 for the Middletown-based Feel Your Boobies Foundation which focuses breast cancer awareness efforts on women under the age of 40.
Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs invites proposals for papers, presentations, and panel discussions to be presented at the first Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Symposium, Thursday and Friday, September 23-24, 2010, in Harrisburg, Pa.