A key focus of Cynthia Mara’s entire working life has been long-term care.
Beginning with her teen years when she provided care for a homebound elderly neighbor and her summer employment in a rest home, Dr. Mara has made a scholarly commitment to improving the quality of long-term care in the U.S.
Stephen Dyson, a senior Criminal Justice major,is spending July at Pukyong National University in Busan, South Korea as part of a cultural and educational exchange program. A resident of York, Dyson his experiences here in the following dispatch from Busan. To read more about the cultural exchange, visit the web.
Penn State Harrisburg’s global educational reach adds another chapter from July 18 through August 18 when a delegation of 25 Korean schoolteachers will be on campus with a prime objective in mind – to enhance their abilities in English.
The middle school instructors from the Goyang City Office of Education near Seoul, South Korea, will be participating in a four-week English Immersion Program, an intensive study of the English language with emphasis on listening and verbal communication.
A three-day conference aimed at enhancing the education of English language learners and featuring leading figures in instruction and policy from throughout the nation comes to the Hilton Harrisburg August 11 to 13.
Daniel P. Mueller’s late spring and early summer turned out to be very successful.
In May, Mueller completed his MBA studies at Penn State Harrisburg and in June, his innovative idea regarding aspirin earned an award from his employer, Bayer Corporation.
Mueller, manufacturing superintendent of product supply/customer care at Bayer’s facility in Myerstown, Pa., was presented the corporation’s Triple-I award for his idea by Dr. Attila Molnar, the company’s president and CEO.
Penn State Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Center for Schools and Communities are partnering to present a free research symposium August 12 in Harrisburg aimed at enhancing education and employment for English language and bilingual learners.
The event is structured to be of interest to education researchers, school administrators and teachers, school board members, ESL content and migrant educators, legislators and policy-makers, workforce development personnel, and parents.
Orientation for college students many times can be overwhelming.
Class registration, financial aid, tuition payment, books, schedules, clubs and organizations, recreation and athletics – the list is endless. And along with testing and advising, the much–needed information many times is too much for an incoming student to absorb.
But now, the transition to Penn State Harrisburg is being made much easier for students and their parents through the use of emerging technologies.
Penn State Harrisburg graduate John Mason, associate dean for graduate studies, research and outreach in the University’s College of Engineering, has been named associate provost and vice president of research for Auburn University.
Mason will begin his appointment at Auburn on Sept. 2.