Penn State Harrisburg


Wed, 08/27/2008
Dr. James T. Ziegenfuss Jr.

As America’s leading politicians and candidates attempt to create a future for the nation which is appealing to its citizens, a Penn State Harrisburg faculty member is urging citizens to craft their own future.

Tue, 08/26/2008

The popular Sunday Latin dance classes at Penn State Harrisburg are returning September 21.

The free lessons, open to the public, have proven to be a hit with community residents since their inception three years ago.

Classes under the direction of Loida Esbri will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on consecutive Sundays through October 26 in the Multipurpose Room of the Capital Union Building on campus. Esbri also coordinates a local dance group called Forlanco.

Tue, 08/26/2008
Jay Jonas

On that fateful morning of September 11, 2001, the firefighters of Ladder Co. 6 in New York City were among the first to rush to the World Trade Center.

Mon, 08/25/2008

Infant sleep disturbances, such as chronic waking and crying, affect more than 25 percent of families with an infant aged less than two years.

A presentation Monday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Olmsted Auditorium by Dr. Neville Blampied of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand will define infant sleep disturbance (ISD) and briefly review its epidemiology.

Fri, 08/22/2008
Judith Zaenglein

Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded $1.3 million for five years from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, Special Education Program Award, to launch a collaborative research experience for high school students and their teachers.

Thu, 08/21/2008

Penn State Harrisburg graduate Amy Bischof is playing a major role in the new museum being constructed by the M.S. Hershey Foundation.

Bischof, who earned a master’s degree in American Studies from the college in 2003, has been appointed associate director of The Hershey Story, the new museum is now under construction on Chocolate Avenue and scheduled to open in January.

Tue, 08/19/2008

Twenty-five Korean schoolteachers came to Penn State Harrisburg in July and August to improve their English language skills.

They returned to their homeland with a greater understanding of America and a heartfelt appreciation of its people.

Thu, 08/14/2008
Dr. Matt Woessner

Associate Professor of Public Policy Matthew Woessner will serve as president of the Penn State Harrisburg Faculty Senate for the 2008-09 academic year.

Serving as president-elect for the year is Professor of Humanities and English Matthew Wilson.

Elected to two-year terms on the Senate are:

Wed, 08/13/2008

Mark Blanchard, who earned a master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State Harrisburg in 2002, is the new principal of Gettysburg Area High School.

A former English teacher who earned his undergraduate degree from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Blanchard began his career in education at Baptist Bible School in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County.

Blanchard, 34, then joined the faculty at Central Dauphin High School before being named principal at Cumberland Valley High School in 2005.

Tue, 08/12/2008
Jim Donovan

If you like to whistle in the wind when the cat turns blue and you wouldn’t want to be living in a world of ecstasy or if the words “ombe seyo ombe tell you to run bobodey see bobodeyam” mean anything to you, then you will likely enjoy the upcoming event with Jim Donovan at Penn State Harrisburg.

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