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York Daily Record: Thursday, March 9, 2017

I am an American: Ophelia Chambliss brings people together through art

Ophelia M. Chambliss knew from the time she was in the fourth grade that she wanted to be an artist.

Holly McKenna Swims 24 miles in 24 hours

Holly McKenna swims 24 miles in 24 hours benefiting THON

Penn State's THON 2017 raised $10,045,478.44 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital, and for the fifth year in a row, Holly McKenna, swimming instructor at Penn State Harrisburg, supported the cause by taking to the pool for 24 hours to help raise money for the college’s THON organization.

Undergraduate Open House

Penn State Harrisburg Undergraduate Open House April 8

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. in the Capital Union Building on campus.

The event will provide information to prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs, as well as options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.


Blum to discuss transportation infrastructure improvements

Dr. Jeremy Blum, associate professor of computer science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, will present “Leveraging Safety Models to Guide Transportation Infrastructure Improvements” on Wednesday, March 15 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Press & Journal: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Penn State Harrisburg hurdler makes program history, heads to nationals

Penn State Harrisburg sophomore Ashley Williams received a supportive sendoff Wednesday morning before she prepared to depart for Illinois.

The Conversation: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Want to help Chicago's youth? Pay more attention to the effect of violence on police

The recently published Department of Justice investigation of the Chicago Police Department uncovered unsettling uses of force.

police worn body camera

Researcher examines public opinion on policing issues

Data from a recent survey by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg shows how Pennsylvanians view key policing topics, including what defines police legitimacy and whether or not police wearing body cameras makes us feel safer.


Researcher helps stem the spread of superbugs

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful for health, and do nothing to prevent disease.

Marwin Kripp

Program aims to create “transatlantic applied science network in engineering”

As part of a university exchange program, Marwin Kripp, an industrial engineering student from Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, came to Penn State Harrisburg during the fall 2016 semester. He not only learned more about engineering and business management, but he had an opportunity to make many friends, play on the Penn State Harrisburg men’s soccer team, and travel a bit.

International Flags

Penn State Harrisburg to host 45th annual Model UN conference

On February 23 and 24, Penn State Harrisburg’s International Affairs Association/Rotaract Club will host the 45th annual Model United Nations conference. The two-day event provides high school students from central Pennsylvania the opportunity to discuss and develop solutions for major international issues and concerns.