A treasure hunt for the digital age now includes Penn State Harrisburg.
The brainchild of Humanities Reference Librarian and Archivist Heidi Abbey, the college and its library have become an official geocaching site with information on the treasure hunt available by registering free at www.geocaching.com.
Considered by many scholars as one of the largest privately compiled research collections on women’s history in America, the Alice Marshall Women’s History Collection – housed in the Penn State Harrisburg Library Archives and Special Collections – is drawing the interest of scholars from throughout the nation.
Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Supply Chain Management Richard Young was recently selected to present an online graduate-level course on supply management and procurement through the University’s World Campus.
And as part of his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Young was asked to deliver the first week’s classes personally – in Saudi Arabia.
For much of the 20th century, the name Steelton represented a great industrial complex that stretched nearly four miles along the Susquehanna near Harrisburg.
Immigrants from all over Europe, particularly Slavs and Italians, worked with African Americans from the South at the Bethlehem Steel Company and gave Steelton its reputation for rich ethnic diversity, linked to its fame for industrial productivity.