The morning of Sept. 11, 2001 began typically for New York City firefighter Jay Jonas.
Sipping a cup of coffee and finishing a bowl of Wheaties, he heard a loud jet overhead and then a very loud boom. The first plane had struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center and Jonas’ life was about to change indescribably.
With the presidential election less than two months away, Americans are faced with examining and making sense of a variety of major and many times quite complicated issues.
With the luxury of drawing on a depth of faculty scholarship and research expertise, Penn State Harrisburg has assembled an interdisciplinary blend of academic experts supplemented by leaders from government to help area residents sort through the issues in a series of Wednesday public discussions beginning September 17.
Penn State Harrisburg, with the largest selection of master’s and doctoral programs in the region, is hosting a Graduate School Information Night at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 in the campus library.
Persons attending will have the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty, obtain application, registration, and financial aid information, and learn about Penn State Harrisburg’s 22 master’s and three doctoral programs. Certificate and certification programs are also available.
The Fall 2008 Humanities Graduate Lecture at Penn State Harrisburg will feature a presentation on how we learn to read pictures.
The lecture by Dartmouth College Professor Emeritus of English James A.W. Heffernan will be in the Gallery Lounge of the Olmsted Building at 7 p.m. October 6. The presentation is free and open to the public. For information, phone 717-948-6194.
Students interested in taking part in the college’s upcoming study tour to Peru have until September 22 to register.
The 3-credit trip is one of eight international study opportunities available to Penn State Harrisburg students in 2008-2009. Other locations planned are Spain, Rome, Brazil, France, London, Germany, and Poland.
For thousands of Pennsylvania residents, hunting is a tradition.
From small game, to bear, to turkey, to the prized buck, hunters of all ages take to the fields in the annual shooting sport. But is hunting a bygone activity, out of touch with modern life? Or is it a valuable escape from it?
That first semester of college for a student fresh out of high school can be both overwhelming and intimidating.
Schedules, books, instant homework, and getting the feel for a new home away from home fill a new student’s days as they become acclimated to college life.
And then there’s the vital social aspect of college living. Making new friends, moving into new housing, spending productive time away from the books, and simply relaxing are all part of the overall college experience.