Penn State Harrisburg


September 8, 2010

James M. Ruiz, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg, recently received a regional award for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and significant contributions to criminal justice education.

The Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences recognized Ruiz with the 2010 Regional Fellow Award, one of four awards presented at the association’s annual meeting in Portsmouth, R.I.

September 7, 2010
Gulf Coast spill

On the heels of another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, this one on September 2, three Penn State experts will discuss the consequences and responses to the Gulf Coast oil spill during a moderated panel session at Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday, September 8.

August 30, 2010
Dr. Madlyn L. Hanes

Private donations of more than $430,000 during a 30-day period this summer have enabled Penn State Harrisburg to bolster its Board of Advisers Endowed Scholarship Fund and to name its executive boardroom in honor of former chancellor, Madlyn L. Hanes. The boardroom, located in the college’s Olmsted Building, was dedicated August 18 as part of All-College Day activities.

August 24, 2010

The Penn State Harrisburg women’s volleyball team was chosen as a recipient of the 2009-2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. This award honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.

August 24, 2010

Lester Felician has been named the Penn State Harrisburg Head Men’s Soccer Coach beginning in the fall 2010 season. Felician comes to Penn State Harrisburg with tremendous experience having played professionally, both within the United States and in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago.

August 17, 2010

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) named both the Penn State Harrisburg Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams to the ITA All-Academic Team. The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale).

August 12, 2010

Source:; Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Hampden Township man has been charged with homicide, robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy in the killing of a man at a Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range outside Carlisle. That, in and of itself, while unfortunate, is not what stands out about this case to some. What stands out is what, according to a report in Tuesday's Patriot-News, police say the charged man – a suspended corrections officer – told them – that he had been stealing guns for an organization that wants to overthrow the government, and that he would kill to defend his country.

Dr. Michael Kenney, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Penn State Harrisburg, told the newspaper that Pennsylvania has seen "an uptick in domestic terrorist groups and incidents." We'll explore the conditions that might lead to such 'home-grown' terrorism with Dr. Kenney on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk.

Read the full story.

August 11, 2010

Source:; July 27, 2010. [Comments from Penn State Harrisburg Assistant Professor of Logistics and Operations Management Peter Swan.]

The amount of freight handled by Harrisburg International Airport apparently is turning out to be a good barometer of the economy.
As the economy tumbled into recession in 2008 and 2009, the amount of freight in and out of HIA, measured by tons handled by companies such as FedEx and UPS, went down as well. 

August 9, 2010

Source:; August 3, 2010

A local expert [Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Michael Kenney] says after the Oklahoma City bombing, militia groups across the country went silent.

However, they are popping back on the radar.

July 28, 2010

Source: Dan Miller, The Patriot-News; July 22

Midstate parents and their kids have a mind-bog­gling array of summer camps from which to choose. You can play soccer, climb rocks, read Shake­speare or learn about photography, to name a few. But that's so yesterday.

What about learning how investigators use the Inter­net and other tools to get one step ahead of terrorists?

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