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Tue, 09/22/2009

“Patriotism” is not easily defined.

That was the consensus of an interdisciplinary panel of Penn State Harrisburg faculty scholars who tackled the subject in an hour-long Gallery Lounge presentation.

 “Patriotism is so rich in meaning that it can be meaningless,” Associate Professor of Social Studies Education Lewis Boahene commented during his portion of the discussion. “Patriotism is always in the eye of the beholder. Even dissent can be patriotic and blind obedience to government may not.”

Mon, 09/21/2009
Alina Fernandez

The daughter of Cuban President Fidel Castro, Alina Fernandez, brings her personal story of growing up in Cuba to Penn State Harrisburg Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The presentation is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. in the Student Center of the Capital Union Building on campus. For information, phone 717-948-6701.
Although Castro visited her home frequently when she was a child, Fernandez did not learn until she was 10 that he was her father.

Fri, 09/18/2009
Dr. Michael L. Barton

The September 23 installment of the year-long Faculty Seminar Series on campus asks the question “Is Everybody Happy?”

Thu, 09/10/2009
Larry Jay Tish and Ron Jones

The history and absurdity of prejudice and racism will come to the Penn State Harrisburg Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the form of the two-actor play entitled The Black Jew Dialogs.

The 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. performance, drawing from the American Black and Jewish experience, is free and open to the public in the Olmsted Auditorium on campus. For information, phone 717-948-6273

Wed, 09/09/2009

A Penn State Harrisburg student is one of only eight in the nation to win a scholarship sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.

Alpha sigma Lambda, the national honor society for adult learners, awards the scholarships based on academic achievement, scholarship, leadership activities, and need.

Balancing full-time employment, family responsibilities, and an ambitious academic schedule as a junior Communications major, Hershey resident Tianna Segneri welcomes the assistance the $1,200 scholarship will provide.

Tue, 09/08/2009

Penn State Harrisburg will celebrate Constitution Day Thursday, Sept. 17 with a discussion on “The Constitution and Homeland Security and Defense.”

The event is free and open to the public in the Morrison Gallery of the college library beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Tue, 09/08/2009

The recent art works of Penn State Harrisburg faculty member Paul Manlove are on exhibit through Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Goodyear Gallery at Dickinson College

An Instructor in humanities and art, Manlove works in the figurative tradition, using lush layers of paint to describe the shapes of light and color in his subjects. He received his bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and a master of fine art from Brooklyn College. He also studied at the Chautauqua School of Art in New York.

Tue, 09/08/2009

The Aquatics Center at Penn State Harrisburg is hosting a Community Swim Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 with all proceeds going to the United Way.

The event includes a $5 admission fee and will feature the Nittany Lion mascot and Penn State Harrisburg cheerleaders available for photographs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For information, phone 717-948-6266.

Tue, 09/08/2009

A 5-kilometer “pasta run/walk” to benefit the United Way of the Capital Region comes to Penn State Harrisburg Thursday, Sept. 17.

Sponsored by San Giorgio, the race, entirely on campus and open to both runners and walkers, will kick off at 6:15 p.m. from the front of the Capital Union Building. The course is a combination of grass, trails, and paved surfaces.

Tue, 09/08/2009
Freshman Sendoff family
Freshman Sendoff ice cream table
Freshman Sendoff students

Area residents headed for their first semester as Penn State students at locations across the Commonwealth were given a fun-filled send-off August 9 on the Penn State Harrisburg campus.

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