Penn State Harrisburg


Thu, 10/16/2008

For the 16th consecutive year, teams of Penn State Harrisburg students are sharpening their skills in preparation for competition in the world’s most prestigious computer programming competition.

The two teams from Penn State Harrisburg will challenge teams from six other institutions Saturday, October 25 in the regional contest of the 32nd ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest sponsored by IBM at Shippensburg University.

Tue, 10/14/2008
Minnijean Brown Trickey


A smile covered the face of Minniejean Brown Trickey as she said, “History is not dead as long as I am alive.”

Mon, 10/13/2008
Salvatore D. Fazzolari

Salvatore D. Fazzolari, chairman and CEO of Harsco Corporation in Camp Hill, is Penn State Harrisburg’s 2008 Alumni Fellow.

Mon, 10/13/2008
Dr. Marian Walters

With the well-recognized need to improve science and math education in kindergarten through 12 th grade, Penn State Harrisburg and the Penn State College of Medicine are gathering experts from education, government, and the private sector for an October 24 public symposium addressing the challenges and issues facing the region.

Fri, 10/10/2008

A panel of current and retired Penn State Harrisburg public policy faculty today presented their views on the presidential election, and despite different political party affiliations, the group — surprisingly — agreed on many issues.

"What difference have the debates made in the race" was among the questions moderator Dr. Harold Shill asked the panelists. The consensus: not much.

Wed, 10/08/2008
Cornel West

One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood.

As a boy, West was greatly impressed by the Baptist church and was deeply touched by the stories of parishioners who, only two generations from slavery, told stories of blacks maintaining their religious faith during the most trying of times.

Wed, 10/08/2008

In its 42 years of existence, more than 33,000 students have earned their degrees at Penn State Harrisburg and many thousands of others have worked, visited, or studied on the campus.

They have all been part of the history of what began as a small college in 1966 and has evolved into the major education and research institution it is today. From 18 students in 1966, the college has grown to nearly 4,000 in 2008.

Mon, 10/06/2008

At age 31, Matt Glowacki owns three successful businesses, has represented his country in international athletic competitions and drives a car.

He sounds relatively normal. Matt might even sound like an overachiever, except that he was born without legs. His simple motto is “Walking is Overrated!”

Mon, 10/06/2008
Megan Kopp

To say Middletown resident Megan Kopp was “busy” would be an understatement.

Married and expecting her first child on Christmas Day, excelling in a demanding major at Penn State Harrisburg, student teaching, and a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Megan “hasn’t had a day off in four years.” But she adds, “It’s all been worth it.”

Fri, 10/03/2008

Feeling stressed, anxious, angry, sad?

Every year, millions of Americans are affected by depression, anxiety, or related mental health issues. It is estimated that 18.8 million Americans age 18 and older have some sort of a depressive disorder.

And nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed at some point in time that they have trouble functioning.

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