Orientation for college students many times can be overwhelming.
Class registration, financial aid, tuition payment, books, schedules, clubs and organizations, recreation and athletics – the list is endless. And along with testing and advising, the much–needed information many times is too much for an incoming student to absorb.
But now, the transition to Penn State Harrisburg is being made much easier for students and their parents through the use of emerging technologies.
Penn State Harrisburg graduate John Mason, associate dean for graduate studies, research and outreach in the University’s College of Engineering, has been named associate provost and vice president of research for Auburn University.
Mason will begin his appointment at Auburn on Sept. 2.
John D. Hoh brings 20 years of professional experience to Penn State Harrisburg as its new Director of Instructional and Information Technologies.
Dr. Hoh, who assumed duties in the senior leadership staff position July 1, was most recently the director of technology for the West York Area School District. Prior to his appointment at West York, he served as director of computer services at Franklin & Marshall College for more than 13 years.
Schoolteachers and administrators will be introduced to the importance of the educational integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at a Governor’s Institute July 28 through August 1 at Penn State Harrisburg and the Hershey Lodge.
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.