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O Street closure

Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, O Street, which runs in front of the campus Capital Union Building, will close.

The closure will coincide with the replacement of campus heating lines. The road will remain closed until the construction is completed – currently projected for October. The handicapped parking spaces adjacent to the Capital Union Building and the sidewalk will remain open during the project.  

Students are creating software to display the logical connections between the theorems of The Elements, a discourse on geometry.

New research on old subject draws interest

Students at Penn State Harrisburg are gaining national attention from research they hope will bring new insights to the age-old study of geometry.

Penn State Harrisburg Library

Doctoral Information Night Sept. 6

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Doctoral Programs Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the college library.

The session will provide information on the college’s D.Ed. in Adult Education, the Ph.D. in Public Administration, and the Ph.D. in American Studies.

Those attending will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and students in the three programs.

Dr. Maya Angelou

Tickets for Maya Angelou available Aug. 30

Dr. Maya Angelou, celebrated poet, educator, and civil rights activist,  will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forum in Harrisburg, Pa. as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series. Available Aug. 30, free tickets are required to see Angelou, and can be found at Eventbrite.

Russell E. Horn Sr., a 1933 Penn State graduate in engineering

Penn State Harrisburg receives $1 million gift from engineering graduate

(Updated August 21, 2012)

Penn State Harrisburg has received a leadership gift commitment of $1 million from Russell E. Horn Sr., a 1933 Penn State graduate in engineering, to support the construction of a student enrichment center on the Harrisburg campus. The new facility will centralize and enhance a variety of crucial student services.

Week-long activities welcome students

Penn State Harrisburg welcomes first-year students to campus with New Student Orientation, beginning Aug. 23 (Aug. 19 for international students).

Middle States Commission issues warning

Source: Penn State Live; August 13, 2012

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education notified Penn State President Rodney Erickson on Aug. 8 that it has issued the University an accreditation warning based on information contained in the Freeh Report and the binding consent decree with the NCAA. The commission also stressed that Penn State’s accreditation remains intact.

Head Coach Becky Cecere

Cecere earns honor from worldwide organization

(Updated August 14, 2012)

Becky Cecere, Penn State Harrisburg head coach for men’s and women’s tennis, was named Coach of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association’s (USPTA) Middle States Division. The honor was announced at a World TeamTennis Match on Thursday, July 19 at Villanova University.

2011 NEAC Men's Basketball Championship Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 27

Students earn scholar-athlete status

Middletown, Pa. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced that 44 Penn State Harrisburg student-athletes were named scholar-athletes for the 2011-2012 academic year.

NEAC scholar-athletes must achieve a combined grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the fall and spring semesters and must have been in good standing with their team. 

International flags in Olmsted Lobby

Flags illustrate cultural diversity

Fifty international flags now fly in the Olmsted Building atrium. Each represents the home country of Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty and staff.

Students at the college hail from two dozen nations – with the greatest numbers from China, India, and South Korea – adding cultural diversity to Penn State Harrisburg and the Middletown community.