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March 17, 2010

Madlyn L. Hanes, chancellor and professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, will become the next vice president for Commonwealth Campuses at Penn State. Hanes will replace John J. Romano, who is retiring June 30 after 42 years of service to the University. With approval from the Board of Trustees, she will begin her position July 1, 2010.

March 15, 2010

At the request of local industry, the fourth annual Central Pennsylvania Symposium on Signal Integrity has been expanded to two days this year.

Traditionally a one-day event, consistent requests for additional sessions prompted the expansion, says Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Engineering Aldo Morales, co-director of the host Center for Signal Integrity.

“The two-day format will better enable us to more fully focus on current and cutting-edge research developments in the vast regional connector industry,” he says.

March 15, 2010
Film Fest
Secret of Kells
September
The Wind Journeys

The 10th annual Penn State Harrisburg International Film Festival begins March 18 and will feature an Oscar-nominated production, a free workshop for nonprofits, and a panel discussion featuring the director and a woman featured in one of the movies.

March 9, 2010

Who was the first black cohost of NBC’s Today show? What do the letters “UNCF” stand for? What U.S. Supreme Court decision declared school segregation unconstitutional?

These types of questions will be posed to teams of seventh and eighth graders from nine area schools when they vie for the top prize in the 21st annual High Achievers Academic Bowl at Penn State Harrisburg, Tuesday, March 16.

March 9, 2010

For the fifth straight year, Penn State Harrisburg’s student Lion Ambassadors are hosting a public “Boobies Ball” to fund the battle against breast cancer.

March 9, 2010

Literary works with topics ranging from organized labor to Harrisburg’s Bellevue Park were among those honored March 3 when Penn State Harrisburg recognized 12 faculty members at its annual Publishing Celebration.

Hosted by the college’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the annual event honors faculty, staff, and students whose works have been published in the past year. Honored at the 2010 celebration were:

March 9, 2010
THON Participants

Aching feet, sore backs, sleeplessness, and a remarkable feeling of exhilaration combined to make THON 2010 a memorable experience for two Penn State Harrisburg students.

T.J. Legel, a junior Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Morgantown, and Tori Haney, a sophomore Elementary Education major from Collegeville, found that enduring the 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping event February 19 to 21 was tough, but they would do it all again.

March 4, 2010
Martin Lemelman

If not for a dream, Martin Lemelman may not have captured his mother’s story of Holocaust survival in a critically acclaimed book or reconnected with the family he never knew.

March 4, 2010
Dr. Catherine A. Surra

Penn State Harrisburg has announced the appointment of Dr. Catherine A. Surra as director of the college’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.

March 2, 2010

What is Haiti’s future? How long will it take for the impoverished nation to overcome the effects of the devastating January 14 earthquake? What problems will the nation encounter as it rebuilds?

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