Penn State Harrisburg


March 23, 2011
Georgia O’Keeffe, "Blue and Green Music," 1921. O’Keeffe will be the topic of a Women's History Month presentation March 29.

Offering a little known perspective on American painter Georgia O’Keeffe, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Robin Veder will explore O’Keeffe’s muscle memory challenges and the innovative solutions that kept her painting until she was almost 100 years old.

The presentation, “Georgia O’Keeffe, Ida Rolf and Muscle Memory,” will be held March 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

March 23, 2011
College Student Diversity Summit

Central Pennsylvania college students will gather March 25 at Penn State Harrisburg for the first time to discuss issues of diversity.

The College Student Diversity Summit will host students, faculty, and staff from sponsoring institutions – Penn State Harrisburg, Messiah College, Harrisburg Area Community College, and the Dauphin County Diversity Forum.

March 21, 2011
Dale Allen

Exploring the voice of the intelligence of the right hemisphere of the brain, “In Our Right Minds: A Performance Celebrating Women, the Sacred Feminine and the Right Brain” will come to Penn State Harrisburg’s Olmsted Kunkle Auditorium Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m.

March 14, 2011
Alice Marshall collection
Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

The Penn State Harrisburg library will celebrate the 20th anniversary of acquiring the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection,Wednesday, March 16 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. in the library’s Morrison Gallery. The Alice Marshall collection is one of the nation’s largest privately-compiled research collections on women’s history.

March 14, 2011
Publishing Celebration

(modified April 14, 2011)

Literary works with topics ranging from power and politics to farms and trains, including several books with local appeal, were among those honored March 3 when Penn State Harrisburg recognized 11 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 2011 celebration were:

March 10, 2011

At a press conference Wednesday morning (March 9), Penn State President Graham Spanier said he will do everything in his power to fight the massive, unprecedented cuts in funding for public universities proposed in Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's budget unveiled on Tuesday. The governor has proposed a 52.4 percent reduction in Penn State's appropriation, which represents a decrease of $182 million.

[An archived version of Dr. Spanier’s remarks is available online from WPSU.]

"This is devastating news that could fundamentally change Penn State and our sister institutions in the state and have major negative impacts for the citizens of Pennsylvania and their families," Spanier said. "Penn State's appropriation is mostly used to offset the cost of education for Pennsylvania residents, and the direct impact of these cuts would be to undermine the support of in-state tuition for Pennsylvania resident-students. It will undoubtedly push the cost of a Penn State education out of reach for many Pennsylvania families who are already at the maximum level for loans and grants."

March 9, 2011

Penn State and other Pennsylvania public universities are slated for the most dramatic appropriation cut in the history of American higher education, based on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's budget proposal released today (March 8) by Gov. Tom Corbett.

March 7, 2011

Penn State Harrisburg will host the fifth annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Career Launch on March 9 at 8:30 a.m. in the Olmsted building on campus.  Designed to introduce ninth grade students to science, technology, math and business environments, the program features lectures, teamwork activities, hands-on discovery and mentoring. 

March 7, 2011
Rinku Sen

A leading figure in the racial justice movement over the last 20 years, Rinku Sen delivered a powerful message during her recent lecture on campus February 22.  She urged the audience to help “stop the anti-immigration hate machine” in our country.  Kicking-off the college’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series, Sen’s message addressed the series topic, “A Socio-cultural Awakening: Rise Up!”

March 7, 2011
E. P. McKnight

E.P. McKnight will bring her acclaimed Broadway-style one-woman play “I Question America: A Legacy of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer” to Penn State Harrisburg Tuesday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

The play follows the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a Civil Rights Movement leader who stood up against racism and the inequalities of her time.

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