Faculty members at Penn State Harrisburg are challenging students to make a difference in their community, utilizing service projects and public internships. By incorporating service learning, or community-impacting coursework, into their curriculum, professors promote civic responsibility and provide students with hands-on experience applicable in the workforce.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $180,000 grant to Penn State Harrisburg that will allow teachers from across the United States to walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin.
Marissa Graby Hoover was named interim director of development and alumni relations at Penn State Harrisburg, effective January 31, 2011. She replaces Jason Ketter who joined the Kutztown University Foundation.
Adding to his growing list of national awards, Penn State Harrisburg American Studies doctoral candidate Trevor Blank recently received the W. W. Newell Prize for the best student essay on a topic in children's folklore from the American Folklore Society.
Penn State Harrisburg’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series will begin Feb. 22 with Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and publisher of ColorLines magazine. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. on campus in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building, the lecture is free and open to the public.