One of the region’s most extensive summer educational endeavors, Penn State Harrisburg’s Summer Youth Program returns this year with a range of programs, from “Glee” camp to beginner martial arts to designing computer games.
Penn State Harrisburg students will present their research projects on topics ranging from organic roofing materials to word-of-mouth advertising on Facebook during the 6th Annual Student Symposium, Friday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge.
The symposium provides students with an opportunity to present their research and other scholarly and creative works and to encourage them to communicate about their work with others.
To celebrate the shared commitment of blacks and Jews to freedom from slavery and oppression, Penn State Harrisburg will host its first freedom seder, Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Special Events Room.
Former Pennsylvania budget secretary Mary Soderberg and leaders from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the state House of Representatives, and the Maryland Arts Council will address heritage funding, politics, and programming during the 2011 Annual Conference of the Middle Atlantic American Studies Association April 8 and 9 at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Filmmaker and hate crime victim Erin Davies will bring the story of her vandalized Volkswagon Beetle, known as the “Fagbug,” to campus on April 5.
Davies will discuss how she turned the story of her vandalized car into an award-winning documentary film and broader outreach campaign, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Morrison Gallery. A public screening of the film “Fagbug” will be shown from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery.
Penn State Harrisburg engineering students will benefit from a recent gift from the ArcelorMittal steel company. The ArcelorMittal Award, in memory of the late John “Jack” A. Davis, a former ArcelorMittal employee and Penn State Harrisburg graduate, recognizes a junior or senior engineering or engineering technology student with a record of outstanding academic achievement. This gift comes as the college pursues the goals of For the Future:The Campaign for Penn State Students.
Penn State Harrisburg, with the largest selection of master’s and doctoral programs in the region, is hosting a Graduate School Open House at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31 in the campus library.
The open house will offer the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty, obtain application, registration, and financial aid information, and learn about Penn State Harrisburg’s master’s and doctoral programs. Certificate and certification programs are also available.
Camilla Robinson, criminal justice graduate student at Penn State Harrisburg, has received a second award, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 2011 Master’s Student Scholarship Award, for her research paper, “The Use of Cell Phones in Law Enforcement.”
Robinson presented her research and accepted two awards at the annual ACJS conference in Toronto, Ontario – the other award was the academy’s Minorities and Women Section Esther Madriz Student Travel Award.
Offering a little known perspective on American painter Georgia O’Keeffe, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Robin Veder will explore O’Keeffe’s muscle memory challenges and the innovative solutions that kept her painting until she was almost 100 years old.
The presentation, “Georgia O’Keeffe, Ida Rolf and Muscle Memory,” will be held March 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.
Central Pennsylvania college students will gather March 25 at Penn State Harrisburg for the first time to discuss issues of diversity.
The College Student Diversity Summit will host students, faculty, and staff from sponsoring institutions – Penn State Harrisburg, Messiah College, Harrisburg Area Community College, and the Dauphin County Diversity Forum.