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Homecoming 2012

College celebrates Homecoming 2012

Penn State Harrisburg’s Homecoming 2012, a college-wide week-long celebration, runs this week through Oct. 14, and includes a community parade, held with Middletown School District to highlight the homecoming celebrations of both institutions. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 on Market Street’s 100 block in Middletown.

Most events are free and open to the public.

Academic Perspectives on the Election Season

Panel explores scientific issues in upcoming election

The next in Penn State Harrisburg’s 2012 discussion series of election-year topics will examine how scientific issues are incorporated into public policy and how they should affect voter decisions. Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted Building, the next “Academic Perspectives on the Election Season” will discuss infrastructure, energy, climate change, and pandemic vaccinations.

The series is free and open to the public.

Dr. Eric Bliman

Humanities faculty win writing awards

Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities faculty members Eric Bliman and Jen Hirt have won national awards for their short publications.

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Undergraduate Open House Oct. 20

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Union Building.

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.

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Instructor’s music to be included on two commercial albums

Two song cycles, groups of songs performed in a sequence as a single entity, by Adam Gustafson, instructor of music at Penn State Harrisburg, will be recorded on commercial albums by the Vox 3 Collective, a Chicago-based, professional music group whose aim is to preserve and promote art song.

Dr. Martin Dean of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Guest lecturer to discuss documentation of Holocaust sites Oct. 18

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will kick off its 2012-2013 calendar of events with a lecture by Dr. Martin Dean titled “From War Crimes Investigation to the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos: Documenting Holocaust Sites in Close Detail” at 12:00 noon on Oct. 18, 2012 in the college’s Capital Union Building Quiet Study.

Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Bronner publishes book on college culture and change

Simon Bronner, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore and chair of the American studies program at Penn State Harrisburg, recently published a comprehensive review of student traditions in college culture.

Academic Perspectives on the Election Season

Panel explores campaign communications strategies

A panel discussion examining the presidential candidates’ campaign strategies is next up in Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2012 series “Academic Perspectives on the Election Season,” which looks at important election-year topics.  Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted Building, the panel will explore the electoral system; party and candidate strategies from party perspectives; and communication strategies and the use of media.

Trash to Treasure

Campus yard sale to benefit United Way Oct. 6

Penn State Harrisburg will hold the Trash to Treasure yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8:00 a.m. to noon on campus in the Student Center, Capital Union Building. 

Academic Perspectives on the Election Season

Series explores election topics

A panel discussion examining the presidential candidates’ economic policies is next up in Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2012 series “Academic Perspectives on the Election Season,” which looks at important election-year topics.  Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted Building, the panel will discuss each candidate’s stance on issues such as tax policies, national debt, unemployment, financial regulation, and international trade.

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