Penn State Harrisburg


December 21, 2009
PPL donated circuit breaker

An equipment donation from PPL will provide a unique learning experience for electrical engineering students at Penn State Harrisburg.

The donation to the college’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology – a 12-kilovolt circuit breaker and accompanying electromagnetic relays and hardware – “will take our undergraduate and graduate engineering power courses to a new level,” says Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Peter Idowu.

December 21, 2009

An independent online service has rated Penn State Harrisburg the safest college campus in Pennsylvania and one of the safest in the nation., which ranks the nation’s colleges and universities in a variety of topics ranging from academics to overall enrollment, rates the Penn State Harrisburg campus as having the lowest incidence of serious crime in the Commonwealth.

December 21, 2009

Penn State Harrisburg’s commitment to be a leader in sustainability was the focus of a recent public symposium.

Entitled “Sustainable Living: Concepts of sustainability and how communities and individual citizens can lead a more sustainable, environmentally friendly life,” the presentation was an installment in the Academic Perspectives on Current Events series hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

December 10, 2009

Hershey High School’s vocal ensemble, “Cantabile,” shared the stage with the Penn State Harrisburg student choir December 8 for a concert heralding the coming of the holiday season entitled “Faiths of Our Fathers.”

December 8, 2009

A class assignment in a School of Humanities course turned into a three-day exhibit of student creations in the college’s Gallery Lounge recently.

December 8, 2009

Schoolteachers from across the United States will again walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to Penn State Harrisburg.

December 1, 2009

Hasia R. Diner brought her quest to dismantle the notion of American Jewish “forgetfulness” of the Holocaust to Penn State Harrisburg’s Gallery Lounge recently with an hour-long presentation of her research findings.

In rebutting the idea of forgetfulness, Diner says “…deed by deed, American Jews of the postwar years made themselves custodians of the memory of the Holocaust” as she launched into examples of how Jews “built a memorial culture to give the Holocaust a place.”

December 1, 2009

New minors in Sociology and Psychology are now available to undergraduate students at Penn State Harrisburg.

The 18-credit minors were added this fall “due to continued student requests,” says Associate Professor of Sociology Kamini Grahame. “We already had established baccalaureate majors in the two disciplines, so it made sense to offer the minors.”

November 25, 2009
Penn State Choir

When the student choirs from six Penn State campuses “raised the song!” recently in Harrisburg, it brought the University closer together for the nearly 200 singers who participated.

November 25, 2009
Brad Lowery

In observance of AIDS Awareness Month, Penn State Harrisburg is hosting a public presentation by filmmaker Brad Lowery and a showing of his acclaimed No One Will Ever Know on December 3.

The 12:30 p.m. film presentation and discussion are free and open to the public in the Gallery Lounge of Olmsted Building. For information, phone 717-948-6273.

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