James M. Ruiz, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg, recently received a regional award for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and significant contributions to criminal justice education.
The Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences recognized Ruiz with the 2010 Regional Fellow Award, one of four awards presented at the association’s annual meeting in Portsmouth, R.I.
On the heels of another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, this one on September 2, three Penn State experts will discuss the consequences and responses to the Gulf Coast oil spill during a moderated panel session at Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday, September 8.
Private donations of more than $430,000 during a 30-day period this summer have enabled Penn State Harrisburg to bolster its Board of Advisers Endowed Scholarship Fund and to name its executive boardroom in honor of former chancellor, Madlyn L. Hanes. The boardroom, located in the college’s Olmsted Building, was dedicated August 18 as part of All-College Day activities.
The Penn State Harrisburg women’s volleyball team was chosen as a recipient of the 2009-2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. This award honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.
Lester Felician has been named the Penn State Harrisburg Head Men’s Soccer Coach beginning in the fall 2010 season. Felician comes to Penn State Harrisburg with tremendous experience having played professionally, both within the United States and in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) named both the Penn State Harrisburg Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams to the ITA All-Academic Team. The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
A Hampden Township man has been charged with homicide, robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy in the killing of a man at a Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range outside Carlisle. That, in and of itself, while unfortunate, is not what stands out about this case to some. What stands out is what, according to a report in Tuesday's Patriot-News, police say the charged man – a suspended corrections officer – told them – that he had been stealing guns for an organization that wants to overthrow the government, and that he would kill to defend his country.
Dr. Michael Kenney, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Penn State Harrisburg, told the newspaper that Pennsylvania has seen "an uptick in domestic terrorist groups and incidents." We'll explore the conditions that might lead to such 'home-grown' terrorism with Dr. Kenney on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk.