A “Tale of Two Cities” came to Penn State Harrisburg, but it was of a nuclear variety, not Charles Dickens.
The two cities – Middletown and Waynesboro, Ga. -- were profiled by Associate Professor of Community Psychology Holly Angelique Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the latest installment of the faculty seminar series hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
For the third year, Penn State Harrisburg is the educational leader in providing schoolteachers from throughout America an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the college and its School of Humanities a $175,000 grant to support summer workshops for 80 teachers in Philadelphia and a free web site available to anyone aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of the role Franklin played in the founding of the nation.
Penn State Harrisburg graduate Jeanne Campbell Suehr has earned honorable mention honors in the 2009 Carnegie Science Awards’ High School Educator Award, which recognizes innovation in inspiring students to understand, appreciate and apply science, and the extent that these innovations are disseminated.
Suehr earned a master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the college in 2002.
Penn State Harrisburg’s ninth annual public International Film Festival which runs from February 25 to March 1 features an appearance by an Emmy award-winning filmmaker and a special matinee presentation for children and their parents.
The entire series is free and open to the public in the Olmsted Building Auditorium on campus with all films at 7 p.m. except the February 28 matinee at 2 p.m. For information, phone 717-948-6659.
University Park’s gospel choir “Essence of Joy” is appropriately named.
One of ten choral ensembles in the University’s School of Music, the organization brought is joyful performance to Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building Friday, Feb. 6, presenting both sacred and secular music from the African American traditions.
Research at Penn State Harrisburg aimed at reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil while boosting the state’s agricultural economy is showing early progress and has captured the attention of the biofuels industry.
It’s an understatement to say that the current economic crisis in America is severe and will have long-lasting impacts, but it’s far from the Great Depression and government intervention is absolutely necessary to come up with a solution to the problem.