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October 15, 2010

A nationally-renowned expert on American landscape and planning history will speak, as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s American Studies Distinguished Lecture Series, on campus Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery.

Dr. David Schuyler will present "Pencil and Pen in Defense of Nature: Thomas Cole and the American Landscape." The event is free and open to the public, including a reception with refreshments following the presentation.

October 15, 2010

In today’s unstable economic climate, the need for financial literacy is greater than ever. A team of Penn State Harrisburg researchers recently studied the ways that adults are being taught about this important topic.

October 15, 2010

Sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg Capital Area Writing Project, WordFest, a conference for educators of all levels, will be held Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) in Summerdale. The event is free and open to all educators and writers.

October 12, 2010
Global Studies

Penn State Harrisburg now offers an undergraduate-level certificate program designed to prepare students for global citizenship and leadership.

October 11, 2010
Howard Lyman

“I believe that [people] are on the same path as dinosaurs because we can’t live within our resources,” says Howard Lyman.

October 4, 2010
Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat

A former cattle rancher-turned-vegetarian and food safety activist, the “Mad Cowboy” brings his presentation to campus October 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge.

Part of the college’s first-year seminar program, “Mad Cowboy – Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat,” by Howard Lyman, will discuss the dangers of eating beef and questionable practices of the cattle industry.

October 1, 2010
James Ziegenfuss Jr., Ph.D.

At the 30th anniversary meeting of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS), James T. Ziegenfuss, Jr., Penn State Harrisburg professor of management and health care systems, recently received a President’s Medal of Distinguished Achievement. The annual international conference is held every August in Baden-Baden, Germany. 

September 28, 2010
Eco-friendly residence hall
Eco-friendly student housing

Penn State Harrisburg’s new residence hall, which opened this fall, is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified residential building within Penn State. The 30,000-square-foot structure houses 100 first-year students, bringing the total number of students living on campus to 430. 

September 21, 2010
Greenhouse groundbreaking

Penn State Harrisburg has begun construction of a specialized 3,500-square-foot greenhouse complex, the first phase of a planned $1.6 million biotechnology research and teaching facility. A September 16 groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the greenhouse project, expected to be completed late this year.

September 10, 2010
Dr. Jeremy Plant

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its annual Constitution Day celebration on Friday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building.

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