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"Indomitable Will: Turning Defeat into Victory from Pearl Harbor to Midway," by Charles Kupfer

Kupfer book explores new aspects of World War II

When Charlie Kupfer , associate professor of American studies and history, began research for his second book, “Indomitable Will: Turning Defeat into Victory from Pearl Harbor to Midway,” he sometimes felt like a time traveler.

Dr. Lewis Asimeng-Boahene

Asimeng-Boahene helps bridge divisions as cultural liaison

Communicating the similarities of two groups of students separated by thousands of miles, language barriers, and cultural divides was the task of Lewis Asimeng-Boahene, Penn State Harrisburg associate professor of social studies education as he served as cultural liaison in the new Hershey’s Learn to Grow: Ghana Distance Learning Program.

Jared Rife

Rife wins international folklore award

Jared S. Rife, lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, received the 2012 William Wells Newell Prize at the American Folklore Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans for his paper on children's folklore. Rife’s article, "Playing with the Sacred: LDS Children's Games for Boredom and Entertainment," also was published in the annual “Children’s Folklore Review.”

Program provides new college experience for working adults

Penn State Harrisburg introduces Weekend College, a program featuring classes held two weekends a month and online, to help working adults balance a busy schedule with attending college.  Weekend College classes begin in January 2013; an information session will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Capital Union Building’s Quiet Study on campus.

Physical actor to perform on campus

Dan Kamin, physical actor, speaker, and producer, will entertain and educate audiences at Penn State Harrisburg, Thursday, Nov. 29 with three different events, which are free and open to the public.

Award winners (from left): Luke Kempski, E. Philip Wenger, Kathy Marley-Dunbar, Richard White, and John Mason, Jr.

College alumni honored for professional accomplishment

This year, each of Penn State Harrisburg’s five academic schools presented an Alumni Achievement Award to one of their graduates who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with Homecoming on Oct. 12, 2012, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.

Engineering students receive scholarships

Two Penn State Harrisburg students, senior mechanical engineering technology major David Lane, of Candor, N.Y., and senior mechanical engineering major Christopher Topper, of York, have received $1,500 scholarships from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Susquehanna Section.

Selected for their written essays and reference letters, the students received both scholarships awarded by the section for the 2012-13 academic year.

Penn State's accreditation reaffirmed, University now off warning list

Source: Penn State Live; November 16, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. ­-- Penn State is in full compliance with all accreditation requirements, according to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which has lifted its 'warning' and Thursday (Nov. 15) reaffirmed the University's accreditation.

Dr. Yuefeng Xie

Xie elected International Water Association fellow

Yuefeng Xie, professor of environmental engineering, has been elected a fellow of the International Water Association (IWA), a global network of water professionals headquartered in the United Kingdom.  Xie, of Middletown, was nominated for his research in disinfection byproducts and for his training of water professionals.

Academic Perspectives on the Election Season

Voting results point to a changing electorate

Political scientists and public policy experts at Penn State Harrisburg gathered on Nov. 7 to discuss the re-election of Barack Obama. Chief among the lessons learned from the election, they said, was that the face of the electorate in the United States is changing.