The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $180,000 grant to Penn State Harrisburg that will allow teachers from across the United States to walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin.
Marissa Graby Hoover was named interim director of development and alumni relations at Penn State Harrisburg, effective January 31, 2011. She replaces Jason Ketter who joined the Kutztown University Foundation.
Adding to his growing list of national awards, Penn State Harrisburg American Studies doctoral candidate Trevor Blank recently received the W. W. Newell Prize for the best student essay on a topic in children's folklore from the American Folklore Society.
Penn State Harrisburg’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series will begin Feb. 22 with Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and publisher of ColorLines magazine. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. on campus in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building, the lecture is free and open to the public.
Penn State Harrisburg student Khizra Hussain has been awarded the Dr. Mary Ravita Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic record, performance, and leadership.
Hussain received the $3000 scholarship at the 2010 Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD) Annual Conference. A Secondary Mathematics Education major, Hussain has made the Dean’s List every semester, earning a 3.77 GPA.
In keeping with the campus’ commitment to environmental sustainability, Stacks Market and the Penn State Harrisburg Conservation Committee will begin a month long pilot program to assess the feasibility of collecting post-consumer food waste for composting starting Monday, Jan. 24. A labeled collection container will be placed near the waste and recycling containers in the food court area for diners to deposit paper and food waste.
Jen Hirt, instructor of English, has won the Drake University Emerging Writer Award for her first book Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees and will be hosted for a book signing April 6.
Published by the University of Akron Press, Under Glass consists of 12 themed essays, tracing the timeline of Hirt’s family greenhouse business as it struggles under financial pressures, her parents’ divorce, and her mother’s illness, eventually resulting in the sale and demolition of the greenhouses.