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Linda Dubin Garfield, artist

Artist Linda Dubin Garfield presents Holocaust-inspired works

Artist Linda Dubin Garfield will present her collection Behind the Scene/Seen: An Artistic Response to the Holocaust, Nov. 13, 2012 at noon in the Penn State Harrisburg Library’s Morrison Gallery as part of the college’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies 2012-2013 events line-up. Combining traditional printmaking, mixed media, and digital technology, Garfield’s series of 12 photomontages present issues of reality vs. illusion, past vs. present, and history vs.

Summer Sessions 2013

Summer 2013 course preview available

It’s not too early to begin planning to take summer courses. Check the summer 2013 preview to see a schedule of summer courses that Penn State Harrisburg will offer.


Penn State Harrisburg alumni named Alumni Fellows

Penn State Harrisburg alumni Michael Fiaschetti and William Lambert were among 19 named Penn State Alumni Fellows at a ceremony at University Park, Pa. on Oct. 16, 2012. The highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association, the lifelong Alumni Fellow title recognizes outstanding professional achievements.

Alumni Fellows video includes Lambert presentation.

PSUTXT offers emergency alert notification

Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that notifies you via cell phone or e-mail in the event of a campus closure or emergency. To register, visit Be sure to select Harrisburg Alerts in the Optional Groups section.

Weather closures/cancellations and emergency communications are also posted on the Penn State Harrisburg website, telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main phone number, 717-948-6000. Closures and cancellations are also posted on local radio and television stations.

During the first THON canning weekend, Penn State Harrisburg students raised a campus record of $11,094.

THON weekend breaks college record

The theme for Penn State’s THON dance marathon, Inspire Tomorrow’s Miracles, is being put into action at Penn State Harrisburg, where fundraising is in swing and student volunteers have planned a full calendar of events to raise money and public awareness. Last year the campus raised more than $31,000. This year’s goal is $45,000.

See photos of Penn State Harrisburg THON activities.

Shadra Strickland

Award-winning illustrator to present Oct. 22, 23

Award-winning illustrator, educator, and speaker Shadra Strickland will lead two discussions on children’s illustrations during an Oct. 22-23 visit to campus. The events are free and open to the public.

College to host site for global programming competition

Penn State Harrisburg’s Computer Science program is sponsoring a local site for the IEEEXtreme 24-hour programming contest on Friday, Oct. 19 beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Sun lab, Olmsted W-210. Seventeen students from the campus chapter of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) will compete in the contest.

Program offers new way to college for working adults

Penn State Harrisburg introduces Weekend College, a program featuring classes held two weekends a month and online, to help working adults balance a busy schedule with attending college.  Weekend College classes begin in January 2013; an information session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Educational Activities Building on campus.

Academic Perspectives on the Election Season

Panel explores candidates’ stances on inequality

Examining the candidates’ stances on issues of inequality in income and opportunity, the next in Penn State Harrisburg’s 2012 discussion series of election-year topics, “Academic Perspectives on the Election Season,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted Building.

The series is free and open to the public.

Penn State Harrisburg Library

Graduate School Open House Oct. 25

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 graduate programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admission requirements and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.