Penn State Harrisburg


November 2, 2010
Dr. Robert Hill

The college welcomes Dr. Robert Hill, associate professor of adult education at the University of Georgia to present “LGBTQ Issues in Higher Education: What Professionals Should Know and Do,” Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building.  Dr. Hill is a 1997 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s doctoral program in adult education. 

November 2, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg presents “Academic Perspectives on Community Engagement,” Monday, Nov. 8 from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Center, Olmsted Building.  The first in a series of workshops, the program will highlight approaches faculty can use to make learning come alive beyond the classroom and help students experience connections between their education and issues in their communities.

October 21, 2010
One of the last photographs of Abraham Lincoln from life

Why did a nation founded on ideals of freedom and equality tolerate for so long one of the harshest labor systems the world has known?  A new traveling exhibition opening at the Penn State Harrisburg Library Thursday, October 28, 2010, looks for answers to this question by tracing Abraham Lincoln’s gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into “The Great Emancipator,” who freed all slaves with a revolutionary war-time proclamation in 1863.  “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” will be on display until December 10, 2010.

October 21, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Public Affairs will host a pre-election “meet the candidates” forum, Tuesday, October 26, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Confirmed speakers for the event include state Senator David Argall, candidate for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District seat, and Bucks County Commissioner James Cawley, candidate for Lt. Governor.

October 20, 2010
Dr. Mukund Kulkarni

Mukund Kulkarni, senior associate dean for academic affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, has been named chancellor at Penn State Harrisburg, effective Nov. 1. He has served as interim chancellor at the campus since July 1.

October 15, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will host Raise the Song Again!, a concert featuring Penn State choirs from University locations at Harrisburg, Altoona, Berks, Schuylkill, University Park, and Erie.  This is the second year the University choirs will collaborate for the event organized by Penn State Harrisburg’s choir director, O. David Deitz.

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.

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