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Blum research paper selected among decade’s top ten in the IEEE ITS Journal

A research paper by Dr. Jeremy Blum, associate professor of computer science, was recently selected as a Top 10 Research Paper from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE )Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for the decade from 2000-2009.

Lunar New Year 2014

Lunar New Year Celebration to Celebrate the Year of the Horse

Penn State Harrisburg will mark the Year of the Horse with a Lunar New Year Celebration on Friday, February 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.  Local artisans and college students will present a variety of performances such as the Lion Dance, poetry recitals, Chinese classic dances, Korean songs, Chinese folk songs, ancient instruments and martial arts demonstrations.


Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Goes High-Tech

The School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg has installed a 10’ x 6’ high-definition video information wall and an electronic stock ticker on the third floor of the Olmsted Building near the school’s offices. 

Annual MATHCOUNTS event to be held on campus Feb. 1

Students from 17 area middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the 27th annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anthony Sedun

Telling the Story of Their Lives

Anthony Sedun, a 2009 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s Teaching and Curriculum master’s degree program, believes that we all have valuable life stories to tell, no matter who we are or where we come from.  In fact, his own personal story is quite interesting.  In 1985, at four years old, he
and his sister were adopted from South Korea by an American family.

Russell Horn

Russell E. Horn: a champion for students

Russell E. Horn, a 1933 civil engineering graduate had a lifelong love for Penn State.  This was evident from the time he stepped on campus at University Park in 1929 and through his generous gifts, as recent as his 2012 leadership gift of $1 million to support the construction of a student enrichment center at Penn State Harrisburg.  The $27 million, 58,600-square-foot project which will house offices that provide key services for undergraduate and graduate students that currently are in various locations across campus.

Susan Leviton

Penn State Harrisburg to welcome Susan Leviton to campus

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Susan Leviton for a gallery opening and discussion on Thursday, January 23, at noon in the campus library Morrison Gallery.

Chris Hawley

Penn State Harrisburg to welcome Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Chris Hawley

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hawley to campus to share his experiences reporting in global locations such as Latin America and Afghanistan in a lecture titled “Adventures of a Global Reporter,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, in the Capital Union Building (CUB).

College honors Alumni Achievement Award winners

Penn State Harrisburg recently presented Alumni Achievement Awards to one graduate of each of the five academic schools who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner in October, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.

Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson: actor, philosopher, nerd

Actor Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight on the award winning show “The Office,” set a few things straight when he visited Penn State Harrisburg November 15. He admitted that, like Dwight, he is a bit nerdy. And, for those who have read his book, he really does have an Aunt Wendy who smoked a pipe and inspired him to do the same.

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