Penn State Harrisburg


July 9, 2009
Dr. Marian Walters

Penn State Harrisburg’s Research Council Grant Program assists faculty research, but the main beneficiaries are students.

 “The college each year sets aside a modest sum of money and competitively awards grants to faculty seeking to expand their research. As the major research university presence in the region, that is part of our mission,” explains Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Marian Walters.

July 7, 2009
Richard Fiene

An established training institute focused on improving the quality of child care in the midstate now has a new home at Penn State Harrisburg.

Affiliated with the University’s College of Health and Human Development since its inception in 1999, the Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute (CAECTI) is now a part of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg.

July 7, 2009

With the goal of helping school principals meet the many expectations they face daily, Penn State Harrisburg is offering two days of workshops on July 28 and 29.

July 6, 2009

Six Penn State Harrisburg faculty members have earned promotions in academic rank from the University, effective July 1, 2009.

Promoted to professor is:
Elizabeth J. Tisdell, adult education

Promoted to associate professor are:
Nihal Bayraktar, economics
Shirley E. Clark, environmental engineering
Donald C. Hummer, criminal justice
Michael C. Kenney, political science and public policy
Catherine A. Rios, humanities and communications

June 29, 2009
Dr. James Ruiz and Joongyeup Lee

Joongyeup Lee has come a long way from his home in South Korea – both geographically and academically.

Lee, who earned a degree in economics in his native country, came to Penn State Harrisburg in 2006 for a change in careers, enrolling in the master’s degree program in Criminal Justice and graduating in 2008.

June 29, 2009
Dr. Jeremy Plant
Dr. Richard Young


Two Penn State Harrisburg faculty members are embarking on a research study to determine how secure America’s rail transportation network is from terrorist attack.

June 24, 2009

Long before terms such as eco-friendly and sustainability became common in the world’s vocabulary, Penn State Harrisburg had a commitment to environmental study. That commitment continues to expand as the college offers programs targeted to professionals, students, and even schoolchildren.

June 24, 2009

Sustainability is the hallmark of the newest residence hall to be constructed at Penn State Harrisburg.

In keeping with the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the $10 million, 30,000-square-foot structure is planned to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and considers the environment and energy efficiency.

June 23, 2009

Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive single-day forum for research and developments in demographic data will focus this year on “New Data, New Opportunities.”

The annual Data User Conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg, will be at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey Thursday, Sept. 10.

June 23, 2009
Distinguished Alumni

Two of Penn State Harrisburg’s many accomplished graduates – Ralph J. Papa and Jeffrey B. Miller – have been honored as Distinguished Alumni of the University.

Papa, chairman of Citizens Bank in Pennsylvania, and Miller, director of Strategic Security Programs of the National Football League, were honored Friday, June 5 in formal ceremonies at University Park with six other Penn State graduates.

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