Penn State Harrisburg


September 8, 2009
Freshman Sendoff family
Freshman Sendoff ice cream table
Freshman Sendoff students

Area residents headed for their first semester as Penn State students at locations across the Commonwealth were given a fun-filled send-off August 9 on the Penn State Harrisburg campus.

September 8, 2009
Shanelle Gabriel

The more than 60 students who attended Shanelle Gabriel’s spoken word performance on campus recently, got more than an evening of Stacks Stage entertainment. The enthusiastic crowd also received a number of lessons in life.

August 31, 2009

Full scholarships are now available to schoolteachers enrolling in Penn State Harrisburg’s statewide English as a Second Language certificate program.

Supported by a federal grant program entitled ESL SCOPE (Secondary Content Online Preparation Program) and launched a year ago, the certificate program is now available on-line to more effectively meet the needs of pre-kindergarten through grade 12 teachers across the Commonwealth.

August 27, 2009

Penn State Harrisburg, with the largest selection of master’s and doctoral programs in the region, is hosting a Graduate School Information Night at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 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 22 master’s and three doctoral programs. Certificate and certification programs are also available.

August 27, 2009
Kywin Zabolotny

While providing assistance to the region’s newest heritage site over the summer, a Penn State Harrisburg American Studies intern also discovered a career.

August 25, 2009

Employees who have recently joined the faculty and staff ranks at Penn State Harrisburg were introduced as part of the annual All-College Day convocation on campus.

New employees include:


August 25, 2009

Penn State Harrisburg is expanding its commitment to make higher education more convenient for adult learners residing or working in the Hershey.

After a successful January kickoff of courses, Penn State Harrisburg is increasing the number of academic offerings at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for employees of Penn State Hershey, their families, and any adult working in the Hershey area.

August 24, 2009
Drew Thomas

A finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” Drew Thomas brings his unique insight on comedy to Penn State Harrisburg September 9.

Thomas’ free public performance is at 9:30 p.m. in the Capital Village Community Center on campus. For information, phone 717-948-6273,

August 13, 2009

Demand for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation is increasing for professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction.

In order to meet this regional demand, Penn State Harrisburg is one of seven University locations offering two new LEED accreditation exam prep courses in September. With the live location at University Park for both courses, Penn State Harrisburg will serve as a remote location for the instruction along with the DuBois, Lehigh Valley, Wilkes-Barre, Abington, and Fayette campuses.

August 12, 2009

Penn State Harrisburg’s commitment to fuel the region’s vast health care industry with highly trained administrators has received a financial boost from United Concordia Dental.

The company has pledged $25,000 to create the United Concordia Dental Program Fund for Health Administration, which will support the master’s degree program in the college’s School of Public Affairs. With Headquarters in Harrisburg, United Concordia Dental is one of the largest dental insurers in the nation.

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