With the well-recognized need to improve science and math education in kindergarten through 12 th grade, Penn State Harrisburg and the Penn State College of Medicine are gathering experts from education, government, and the private sector for an October 24 public symposium addressing the challenges and issues facing the region.
A panel of current and retired Penn State Harrisburg public policy faculty today presented their views on the presidential election, and despite different political party affiliations, the group — surprisingly — agreed on many issues.
"What difference have the debates made in the race" was among the questions moderator Dr. Harold Shill asked the panelists. The consensus: not much.
One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood.
As a boy, West was greatly impressed by the Baptist church and was deeply touched by the stories of parishioners who, only two generations from slavery, told stories of blacks maintaining their religious faith during the most trying of times.
In its 42 years of existence, more than 33,000 students have earned their degrees at Penn State Harrisburg and many thousands of others have worked, visited, or studied on the campus.
They have all been part of the history of what began as a small college in 1966 and has evolved into the major education and research institution it is today. From 18 students in 1966, the college has grown to nearly 4,000 in 2008.
To say Middletown resident Megan Kopp was “busy” would be an understatement.
Married and expecting her first child on Christmas Day, excelling in a demanding major at Penn State Harrisburg, student teaching, and a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Megan “hasn’t had a day off in four years.” But she adds, “It’s all been worth it.”
Every year, millions of Americans are affected by depression, anxiety, or related mental health issues. It is estimated that 18.8 million Americans age 18 and older have some sort of a depressive disorder.
And nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed at some point in time that they have trouble functioning.
WordFest 2008, an evening conference for educators in kindergarten through college, comes to the Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Summerdale from 5 to 8:30 p.m. October 23.
Designed to celebrate teachers helping others as they write and teach writing, the event is sponsored by the Capital Area Writing Project headquartered at Penn State Harrisburg. WordFest is free and open to all educators and writers.
Penn State Harrisburg graduate Salvatore D. Fazzolari, the Chief Executive Officer of Harsco Corporation, will discuss “corporate change” in a public presentation October 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge of Olmsted Building on campus.