Penn State Harrisburg


July 28, 2010

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.

July 22, 2010

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.

July 22, 2010

Source:; July 21, 2010

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.

July 22, 2010

Source: Penn State Live; July 15, 2010

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?

June 23, 2010
Dr. Barbara Sims

Barbara A. Sims, professor and chair of criminal justice and director of Penn State Harrisburg’s Honors Program, has been named an Administrative Fellow by Penn State.

June 22, 2010

[updated 6-10-10]

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.

June 10, 2010
Penn State Harrisburg’s Summer Youth Programs return this year, providing the region’s most extensive summer educational opportunity to more than 500 participating schoolchildren.
June 3, 2010
Dr. Omid Ansary

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.

May 26, 2010

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.

May 24, 2010
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.
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