Penn State Harrisburg


April 8, 2010
Barbara Marinak
Shanetia Clark

The stereotypical school bully of past generations was easy to identify – the playground brute victimizing those weaker and vulnerable.

But today’s typical bully is a far cry from that tough guy or girl who made life miserable for others. And the consequences have escalated tragically. In one week recently, a 13-year-old hanged himself in a Texas barn, an 8-year-old jumped out of a two-story building in Houston, and nine Massachusetts teenagers face jail time after allegedly harassing a 15-year-old girl so mercilessly that she killed herself.

April 8, 2010
Black Student Union members

A presentation created by Penn State Harrisburg’s Black Student Union (BSU) was a featured ingredient in the Pennsylvania National Association of Multicultural Educators annual conference March 26 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

April 8, 2010
Danielle Boisvert

What is the impact of parenting on the level of self–control and delinquency among brothers and sisters? Why do young males exhibit lower levels of self-control?

These are two key questions Penn State Harrisburg Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Danielle Boisvert hopes to answer in a research project with criminal justice graduate student and Middletown resident Justine Taylor.

April 8, 2010

The community Earth Day celebration returns to Penn State Harrisburg April 22 with educational and fun activities for all ages.

April 8, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg, with the largest selection of master’s and doctoral programs in the region, is hosting a Graduate School Open House at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 in the campus library.
Persons attending will have the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty, obtain application, registration, and financial aid information, and learn about Penn State Harrisburg’s 23 master’s and three doctoral programs. Certificate and certification programs are also available.

April 8, 2010
Jen Hirt

On her thirtieth birthday in 2005, Jen Hirt had the blueprint of a greenhouse tattooed on her left bicep.
Several young men waiting in the tattoo parlor wondered what the straight lines and strong angles of beams were all about. She explained it was the blueprint of a Dutch “winter garden” designed in 1737. “Cool,” said one guy, “you must be Dutch.” “No,” Hirt said. “I’m greenhouse.”

April 8, 2010
Robin Veder

Penn State Harrisburg faculty member Robin Veder will spend May 15 to August 15 as a visiting scholar-in-residence at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Research Center for Modernism in Santa Fe, N.M.

An assistant professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Veder is one of only six scholars to be awarded the annual scholar-in-residence for projects related to the study of American modernism and to the art and life of O’Keeffe. Other 2010 scholars are from the universities of Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Miami, and New Mexico State.

April 8, 2010
Jon Goode
Emmy-nominated def poet Jon Goode recently shared his talents with Penn State Harrisburg students and faculty, opening with an ode to his mother and intermingling jokes and conversation with five other original poems. Def, or “slam,” poetry uses the literary elements of written poetry with the addition of a dynamic stage performance.  Always memorized, slam poems often include verbal and physical twists to draw in the audience.  
April 1, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.

April 1, 2010

Information on undergraduate programs at Penn State Harrisburg will be available when the college hosts an Open House beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10.

Penn State Harrisburg offers all four years of study in 31 bachelor’s degree programs as well as the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout the Penn State system.

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