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U.S. News & World Report 2013 Ranking for MBA

M.B.A. program ranks nationally

U.S. News & World Report has listed Penn State Harrisburg’s part-time M.B.A. program in its 2013 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Penn State Harrisburg was the only central Pennsylvania school ranked in these categories.

U.S. News & World Report 2013 Ranking for Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs ranks nationally

U.S. News & World Report has listed Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs in its 2013 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Penn State Harrisburg was the only central Pennsylvania school ranked in these categories.

PPL transformer malfunction causes outage

Power to campus was interrupted this morning between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. due to a transformer malfunction at PPL’s Swatara substation. The outage affected more than 3,000 PPL customers in Lower Swatara and other municipalities. PPL has reported to college officials that they do not anticipate additional outages.

Andrea Davis and Brian Pinkney

Award-winning author, illustrator duo to speak April 24

Penn State Harrisburg will host illustrator Brian Pinkney and writer/editor Andrea Davis Pinkney, April 24 at 11:50 a.m. in the Library’s Morrison Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Significant contributors to the field of children’s literature, the pair will speak about their creative process and also will sign autographs.

Faculty and Staff Recognition Program

Faculty and staff recognized at awards ceremony - 2012

Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2012 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on Thursday, March 29. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. View a Flickr slideshow of the winners.

Marcellus Taylor

Student receives University leadership award

Marcellus Taylor, a senior sociology student at Penn State Harrisburg, has received the University’s 2012 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award. Named for Penn State’s tenth president, the award recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement, good citizenship, and leadership in student activities and is presented to just two students University-wide each year. Taylor is the eighth Penn State Harrisburg student to receive the honor.

Craig Welsh

Internationally known designer, faculty member Welsh to speak April 17

Craig Welsh, Penn State Harrisburg assistant professor of communications and humanities, will speak on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library’s Morrison Gallery as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Earth Day

Earth Day Celebration April 19

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Earth Day Celebration Thursday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. on the Vartan Plaza. Free and open to the public, the event is organized by the campus Society of Environmental Engineers.

Activities for the annual celebration include tie-dye t-shirts, flower arranging, exhibits, and an engineering student “green” competition. Participants can also plant a tree for the annual Earth Day Stream Restoration Project.

Penn State Harrisburg Library

Undergraduate Programs Open House April 14

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Programs Open House on Saturday, April 14.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Union Building, with the formal program starting at 9:45 a.m. The event will present information for prospective students about the college’s more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs and options for completing the first two years of study leading to more than 160 undergraduate majors offered throughout Penn State.

The River Bends in Time

Mazis publishes poetry book

(Updated April 6, 2012)

Dr. Glen Mazis, professor of humanities and philosophy, has published The River Bends in Time, a book of poetry about life along the Susquehanna River and also the nature of time. It is published by Anaphora Literary Press.

The collection of poems follows the flow of time and the river as it unwinds in a small town in Pennsylvania along the banks of the Susquehanna.

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