Even the midstate is not immune to the fastest-growing criminal activity in the world – human trafficking.
“We know it is going on in Central Pennsylvania; we just don’t know where it is,” says Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Criminal Justice Barbara Sims. “The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates total annual revenue for world-wide trafficking in persons to be between $5 billion and $9 billion.”
“Paranormal State” comes to Penn State Harrisburg Saturday, Oct. 3 when founder of the Paranormal Research Society and host of the popular A&E television program, Ryan Buell, makes a public presentation at 7 p.m. in the Student Center of the Capital Union Building.
Penn State Harrisburg celebrated Constitution Day Sept. 17 with both historical and contemporary views of its impact on homeland security from three faculty members.
Associate Professor of History and Humanities David Witwer began the presentation by not focusing on current homeland security issues, but rather on the post-Civil War era which saw a greatly expanded role of the federal government over the states in battling the Ku Klux Klan and other dissident groups in “America’s first war on terror.”
That was the consensus of an interdisciplinary panel of Penn State Harrisburg faculty scholars who tackled the subject in an hour-long Gallery Lounge presentation.
“Patriotism is so rich in meaning that it can be meaningless,” Associate Professor of Social Studies Education Lewis Boahene commented during his portion of the discussion. “Patriotism is always in the eye of the beholder. Even dissent can be patriotic and blind obedience to government may not.”
The daughter of Cuban President Fidel Castro, Alina Fernandez, brings her personal story of growing up in Cuba to Penn State Harrisburg Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The presentation is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. in the Student Center of the Capital Union Building on campus. For information, phone 717-948-6701.
Although Castro visited her home frequently when she was a child, Fernandez did not learn until she was 10 that he was her father.
A Penn State Harrisburg student is one of only eight in the nation to win a scholarship sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.
Alpha sigma Lambda, the national honor society for adult learners, awards the scholarships based on academic achievement, scholarship, leadership activities, and need.
Balancing full-time employment, family responsibilities, and an ambitious academic schedule as a junior Communications major, Hershey resident Tianna Segneri welcomes the assistance the $1,200 scholarship will provide.