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Prepare for 2013 commencement

Harrisburg commencement ceremony

Graduating students, you’ve made it this far, now make sure you’re ready for commencement!

The Penn State Harrisburg fall 2013 ceremony will take place Saturday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Two of Penn State Harrisburg's Malaysian students meet with the Malaysia Prime Minister

Two students meet Prime Minister of Malaysia

In September, Larry Asu, a graduate student in the training and development program and Brandon Sik, an undergraduate student planning to major in marketing, had the opportunity to go to New York City and meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib to talk about their studies and experiences at Penn State Harrisburg.

HR management concentration meets national educational guidelines

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Penn State Harrisburg’s human resource management concentration in the business management major fully aligns with the society’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

POSTPONED - Discussion to focus on improving foreign investment in US Infrastructure

POSTPONED -- Dr. Sofia Vidalis, associate professor of civil engineering will present, The Foreign Investment in U.S. Infrastructure: Opportunities and Concerns, as a part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Seminar Series on Wednesday, October 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

University Police warn students of marijuana laced with toxic substance

The Penn State Harrisburg Police Department has been investigating two reports of possible drug overdoses in the campus community during the past week.

The victims believed that they were smoking marijuana. However, the department has received information that the marijuana may have been laced with a toxic chemical or drug compound. The victims experienced hyper-anxiety and life-threatening heart rates.

Alexander Siedschlag is the new chair of Penn State’s online homeland security programs.

Homeland security programs address growing challenges

In just the last two years, the nation has experienced deadly man-made and natural disasters, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy and wildfires. And as terrorism and organized crime continue to converge, information technology security challenges, threats to information integrity, identity theft and cyber-attacks will further increase, predicts Alexander Siedschlag, Penn State’s new chair of online homeland security programs.

Discussion to focus on the impact of on-line education

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Academic Perspectives on Current Events discussion focusing on the impact of online education on traditional residential education on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on campus in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Symposium will focus on WMD and US intervention

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a symposium, examining weapons of mass destruction and U.S. intervention, on Wednesday, October 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 212C Olmsted Building.  Titled WMD and US Intervention:  Syria, its Neighbors, and the Past, Present, and Future of Global Security, the session will feature several Penn State Harrisburg faculty.


Call for Comments

The School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) March 30-April 1, 2014. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Click "Read More" for complete details.


Graduate School Open House Oct. 10

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral, and certification programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admission requirements and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.

Attendees receive an application fee waiver!