Every year, millions of Americans are affected by depression, anxiety, or related mental health issues. It is estimated that 18.8 million Americans age 18 and older have some sort of a depressive disorder.
And nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed at some point in time that they have trouble functioning.
WordFest 2008, an evening conference for educators in kindergarten through college, comes to the Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Summerdale from 5 to 8:30 p.m. October 23.
Designed to celebrate teachers helping others as they write and teach writing, the event is sponsored by the Capital Area Writing Project headquartered at Penn State Harrisburg. WordFest is free and open to all educators and writers.
Penn State Harrisburg graduate Salvatore D. Fazzolari, the Chief Executive Officer of Harsco Corporation, will discuss “corporate change” in a public presentation October 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge of Olmsted Building on campus.
As a teenager in 1957, Minnijean Brown Trickey entered the Civil Rights Movement – and America’s consciousness – through the front doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
As a member of the Little Rock Nine, she took her place in what had previously been a whites-only school. Walking past armed guards and an angry mob, and in front of a worldwide television audience, Minnijean helped desegregate public schools – and change the course of education in America.
A wide variety of fun and educational activities for all ages are on the agenda when Penn State Harrisburg hosts its annual Family and Friends Day Saturday, Oct. 4.
Hosted by the college’s Office of Student Affairs, the event is designed for family members and friends of Penn State Harrisburg students with registration beginning at 8 a.m. in the main lobby of Olmsted Building.
Home to the largest graduate school in the entire University system, Penn State Harrisburg’s master’s and doctoral programs annually attract 1,400 students pursuing degrees in a comprehensive list of majors.
These students – the vast majority of them part-time – traditionally spend several years enrolled in evening courses while balancing work and families en route to their career-enhancing degree. Many times it’s the support and understanding of families and loved ones which enable those students to succeed.
In the twenty-first century, the boundaries between both humans and machines and humans and animals are hotly contested and debated.
A new book by Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Humanities and Philosophy Glen A. Mazis examines the increasingly blurring boundaries among the three and argues that despite their violating collisions, there are ways for the three realms to work together for mutual thriving.