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David J. Puglia

Doctoral candidate releases book on regional folklore

David J. Puglia, of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg American studies instructor and doctoral candidate, tracks through the hills, houses, and hollows of Pennsylvania in his book “South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore.” Released by History Press, the book offers a full history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes.

Suzan Harjo

Native American activist to speak March 20

Suzan Shown Harjo, Native American activist, lobbyist, lecturer, and writer, will speak at Penn State Harrisburg Wednesday, March 20 at 6:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Part of the college’s Martin Luther King, Jr. 2013 Commemoration Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public.

Juniata Hall

Residence hall receives LEED certification

Penn State Harrisburg is leading the way with its energy efficient and high-performance, green-designed residence hall. The four-story, $10 million building is the only LEED-certified residence hall in the Penn State Commonwealth Campus system.


Publishing celebration honors college faculty, staff, and students March 18

Penn State Harrisburg students, staff, and faculty will discuss and autograph their works published during the past year at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 18. The event will honor 18 college community members whose recent works include musical recordings, award winning designs, and publications. Open to the public, the celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Academic Perspective on Current Events: Mental Health Programs and Mass Murders in the United States

Experts to discuss mental health and mass murders March 13

A panel of mental health specialists will explore policies and scientific issues surrounding mental health and mass murders on Wednesday, March 13 at noon in Penn State Harrisburg’s Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Dr. Seth Wolpert

Wolpert receives regional engineering award

Dr. Seth Wolpert, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, has received the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council 2013 Technical Achievement Award.

Penn State Harrisburg Olmsted Building

Graduate School Open House March 14

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.

The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral, and certification programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admission requirements and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.

The redesigned Capital Union Building features a new 6,000-square-foot Fitness Center and additional locker rooms.

Building expansions mark campus growth

On March 1, Penn State Harrisburg dedicated its new fitness center and broke ground for an addition, including classroom and laboratory space, to the Educational Activities Building (EAB).

Penn State laureate Christopher Staley

University laureate to visit college

Penn State laureate 2012-13, Christopher Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art, will present “Art and Life: Where They Intersect,” an exploration of creativity and the intersection between art and life, at Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kunkle Auditorium, C-213 Olmsted Building. The presentation, free and open to the public, draws on Staley’s 30 years of experience as an educator and ceramic artist.

Academic Perspectives on economic issues

Heard on campus: “Over the cliff, through the ceiling”

Faculty experts at Penn State Harrisburg shared their opinions on the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling at an Academic Perspectives forum titled “Over the Cliff, Through the Ceiling’’ on Feb. 6.

Dr. David Buehler,  assistant professor of economics, moderated the event that featured Dr. Thomas Amlie, associate professor of accounting; Dr. Nihal Bayraktar, associate professor of economics; and Dr. Beverly A. Cigler, professor of public policy and administration.