The Christmas Eve 2009 suicide bombing attempt by an Al Qaeda operative on an air flight from Nigeria to Detroit has brought renewed focus nationwide on homeland security and terrorism issues. Penn State Harrisburg advisory board members were on campus recently to learn about faculty research and academic programs in some of these areas.
A Dauphin County family received an early holiday gift December 3 when four Penn State Harrisburg students unveiled a web site they created to help in the battle to cure a rare genetic neurological illness.
Brandon Albert, son of Londonderry Township residents Scott and Pam Albert, is afflicted with the same illness – MECP2 – which resulted in the death of his brother in 2006. Pam and friends had created a web site to share information on the disease with families around the world, but it was in need of an ambitious upgrading.
Penn State Harrisburg students recently “drove drunk” on campus with the assistance of the college’s Police Services.
Through the combined efforts of seven college support units, more than 100 students took advantage of a drunken driving simulation in which they donned goggles which duplicate the effect of alcohol on vision and coordination and then tried to steer a pedal car through a series of twists and turns.
Area residents can learn how to balance doctoral study at Penn State Harrisburg with a busy personal schedule at an Information Night Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.
The session in the Morrison Gallery of the college library will provide information on the D.Ed. in Adult Education, the Ph.D. in Public Administration, and the recently introduced Ph.D. in American Studies offered on the Penn State Harrisburg campus. Registration for the Information Night is not necessary.
Those attending will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and students in the programs.
An undergraduate student’s effort to improve her capabilities with design software has resulted in the Penn State Harrisburg poster celebrating Martin Luther King Day in 2010.
Senior Communications major Vanessa Knight’s design was judged the winner of the annual student poster design contest in celebration of the holiday. Her poster will be used to promote the observance on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg Assistant Professor of Education and Reading Mary Napoli has been named to serve on the committee which chooses the coveted National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.
“THON” came to Penn State Harrisburg recently, thanks to an undergraduate student who saw an opportunity and a need.
Sophomore Cody Page was involved in mini-thons as a student at Annville-Cleona, but was “disappointed to learn students at Penn State Harrisburg had not organized their own event to raise funds for the annual Dance Marathon” at University Park, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.