The college Office of Physical Plant reports the project to replace all windows on the south face of Olmsted Building will begin Friday, May 16. In order to be ready for fall semester, the contractor is under a very tight schedule.
Sue Copella, director of the Pennsylvania State Data Center on the campus of Penn State Harrisburg, has been elected vice chair of the Federal/State Cooperative Program for Population Projections (FSCPPP).
Elected at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Copella will serve as chair in 2009.
Penn State Harrisburg faculty research involving the creation of biodiesel fuel from a plant native to Central America, a therapeutic assistive bathing device, and outer packaging for an infrared sensor have all earned grants from the midstate’s Innovation Transfer Network. The grants of $10,000 each enhance the partnerships between three private companies and the faculty expertise to further develop innovative products for commercial use.
Through the generosity of Alumni Society Board member Ron Bittner ’86, Penn State Harrisburg students took advantage of April campus seminars during which guest speakers share information on how to make informed financial decisions.
Bittner, senior pension compliance consultant with Trollinger Consulting Group in Allentown, provided the funding for the series with the donation to the sponsoring student Finance Club and the Alumni Society.
When the Capital Region Forensic Unit conducted its annual swearing-in and recognition ceremonies on campus recently, the program included a surprise expression of gratitude to Penn State Harrisburg Director of Safety and Police Services Kevin Stoehr.