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Sending a 'We Are!' and thank you to these Penn Staters

This week, we recognize four people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with Penn State Harrisburg, Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
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Math Science Partnership Grant supports math coaching program

The Central Pennsylvania Mathematics Content and Coaching Project at Penn State Harrisburg, made possible by a $1.36 million Pennsylvania Department of Education grant, is helping elementary, middle school and high school teachers improve their mathematics teaching skills in today’s classrooms.
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Harrisburg campus extends Wi-Fi outdoors

In an effort to enhance the wireless connectivity for the Penn State Harrisburg community, the college’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department collaborated with the University’s Enterprise Network & Communication Services department to update and expand the campus’ external wireless network capability outdoors.

Building, road closures related to Capital Union Building renovations

Due to renovations in the Capital Union Building (CUB) aquatics center, there will be several closures on the Penn State Harrisburg campus.
Student doing STEM experiment

High school students get a hands on look at STEM at Harrisburg summer camp

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) hosted the second STEM Summer Enrichment Program, a free summer camp for high school juniors and seniors, from June 12 through 23. Thirty-three students from 18 different Pennsylvania schools attended the program.

Douds and Ahlin book examines correctional policies

Anne Douds, lecturer in criminal justice, and Eileen Ahlin, assistant professor of criminal justice, both at Penn State Harrisburg, have recently had their book, “Rethinking America’s Correctional Policies: Commonsense Choices from Uncommon Voices,” published by Lexington Books.

CAIMS and Middletown Area School District to bring coding to the classroom

The Middletown Area School District in Middletown, Pennsylvania, this spring brought coding to their schools through a partnership with the Capital Area Institute for Science and Mathematics (CAIMS) at Penn State Harrisburg.
Amish quilts

Not just the Amish

From the Christmas tree to hex signs, the Easter bunny to Groundhog Day, Pennsylvania Germans, have had a profound effect on American culture. Among the earliest American settlers, they still abide as an American folk group. Penn State folklorist and historian Simon Bronner recently spoke with us about current directions in the study of this distinctive culture.

Hirt, Murphy earn gold prize in Book of the Year Awards

Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, received a gold prize in the anthology category of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards competition.
Sell-A-Thon Students

Harrisburg students compete nationally at Pi Sigma Epsilon Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon

For a team of students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, participating in the Pi Sigma Epsilon Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon in St. Louis, Missouri, this spring was an opportunity to compete nationally with other business students from across the country.

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