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Program helps high school students plan STEM careers

An estimated 120 ninth graders from six area schools will receive an in-depth look at careers related to math and science when Penn State Harrisburg hosts its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Career Launch on May 7.

Moumouni with a representative from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Finance major receives outstanding student award

Penn State Harrisburg finance major Issoufou Moumouni, of Harrisburg, received an Outstanding Student Award from the central Pennsylvania chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) on Tuesday, March 26 at the organization’s annual Educator’s Night event in Hershey.

Study tour to explore southern architecture and decorative arts

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will offer a six-day study tour, “American Expressive Forms: Southern Architecture and Decorative Arts” (AM ST 479), July 20-25.

Michael Passiment

Public policy major receives University-wide award

Penn State Harrisburg senior public policy major Michael Passiment, of Carbondale, Pa., has been named one of two recipients of the University’s 2013 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award. Passiment is the ninth Penn State Harrisburg student to receive the honor.

Named for Penn State’s tenth president, the award recognizes students for high scholastic achievement, good citizenship, and participation in leadership and student activities.

Salvatore D. Fazzolari

Alum and benefactor receives international achievement award

(Note: Updated from a previous version)

Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Salvatore D. Fazzolari, former CEO and chairman of HARSCO Corporation, was presented with the Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society, on March 15 by the organization’s Executive Director James Viehland at a ceremony held in Harrisburg. Fazzolari, of Mechanicsburg, was nominated by the college.

William Lambert

Manufacturing CEO to deliver commencement keynote

William M. Lambert, president and chief executive officer of Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) and Penn State Harrisburg alumnus, will deliver Penn State Harrisburg’s spring 2013 commencement address on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. The college will confer more than 650 undergraduate and graduate degrees this semester.

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture - Third Edition

Faculty members’ textbook earns second award

The third edition of The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture (Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC), co-authored by Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Linda Null and Instructor in Computer Science Julia Lobur has won the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) 2013 “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award for computer science and engineering.

Fabrication of the steel bridge. Photo by Gary Rhodes.

Engineering students to unveil project during Earth Day activities

The Penn State Harrisburg chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE’s) Steel Bridge Team will unveil at noon its first-ever 1/10 scale bridge as part of the college’s annual Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 18 on the Vartan Plaza from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

TMI to conduct emergency drill today

The Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant is set to conduct an emergency drill beginning late this afternoon and continuing until about 10:00 p.m. The drill will involve plant personnel and outside organizations including federal regulators, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, State Police, and schools within a 10-mile radius of the plant. 

College hosts events recognizing academic research

Penn State Harrisburg Research Week activities are scheduled April 17-19. Held to celebrate faculty and student creative and scholarly accomplishments from the year, the events are free and open to the public.