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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?

March 2, 2010
Frank LittleBear

Frank LittleBear’s life mission can be summed up in a word – understanding.

A lecturer, musician, artist, and author, LittleBear has dedicated his life to researching and explaining the Native American histories and customs. But through his lectures, he espouses an appreciation of all races and cultures.

March 2, 2010

Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math fields are going unfilled because the number of students earning college degrees in these disciplines is not meeting workforce demands.

For the fourth straight year, Penn State Harrisburg is joining with six local school districts to foster awareness of those careers for 120 ninth graders on March 10.

March 2, 2010
Chiara Sabina

For her efforts to improve the quality of life in the minority community, Penn State Harrisburg faculty member Chiara Sabina has been named the winner of the Coretta Scott King Women for Diversity Award presented by Women Connect magazine.

An assistant professor of social science, Sabina was formally honored at the second annual Women ConnectAwards Celebration March 2 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

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