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Penn State Harrisburg to join Capital Athletic Conference

(Updated July 30, 2012)

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Penn State Harrisburg Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni announced that the college has accepted an invitation to join the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). Penn State Harrisburg’s athletic teams will begin competition in the CAC in the 2013-14 academic year.

President Erickson's statement regarding NCAA consent decree

Source: Penn State Live; July 23, 2012

The tragedy of child sexual abuse that occurred at our University altered the lives of innocent children. Today, as every day, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims of Mr. Sandusky and all other victims of child abuse.

Against this backdrop, Penn State accepts the penalties and corrective actions announced today by the NCAA. With today’s announcement and the action it requires of us, the University takes a significant step forward.

Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia

Boudreau's book explores diversity in Colonial Philadelphia

Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of History and Humanities George Boudreau has written a book that explores the history of Philadelphia, from its founding as a colony and haven for English Quakers in 1681, to its role as the first U.S. capital.

Photographs from the Library exhibit "From Spectators to Champions: Female Athletes in the Olympic Games"

Exhibit shows female Olympians throughout history

Who is the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time? (Hint: it’s a woman.) Which Olympic swimmer gained more celebrity for carousing and breaking curfew than for her gold medal backstroke performance? Which athlete starred as Jane in the 1938 film Tarzan’s Revenge?

Find answers and see photos of these and other female athletes in the display “From Spectators to Champions: Female Athletes in the Olympic Games,” through Sep. 14 at the Penn State Harrisburg Library.

Ryan Davisson and Kevin Morooney, vice provost of Information Technology. From

Davisson receives University innovation award

Ryan Davisson, systems administrator at Penn State Harrisburg, has received the University’s Out of the Box Innovation Award for technology he designed for the college’s iPads.

Penn State issues statement on Freeh report

Source: Penn State Live; July 12, 2012

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Today’s comprehensive report is sad and sobering in that it concludes that at the moment of truth, people in positions of authority and responsibility did not put the welfare of children first. The Board of Trustees, as the group that has paramount accountability for overseeing and ensuring the proper functioning and governance of the University, accepts full responsibility for the failures that occurred. The Board, in cooperation with the Administration, will take every action to ensure that events like these never happen again in our university community.

Statement from University leadership and the Board of Trustees

Source: Penn State Live; July 12, 2012

Today with the report released by Judge Louis Freeh, the Penn State Board of Trustees delivered on the commitment we made last November when we engaged Judge Freeh to conduct an independent investigation into the University’s actions regarding former Penn State employee, Jerry Sandusky, and the handling of allegations of the child abuse crimes of which he has since been found guilty.

Results of Freeh investigation to be released July 12

Louis Freeh, the former FBI director and federal judge who has led an independent investigation into all aspects of the University's actions related to child abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, will release the findings of his investigation at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at online, followed by a press conference at 10:00 a.m. at The Westin hotel in Philadelphia.

This summer, research takes students places

This summer, research is taking students places, from rooftops to the Rockies, and even back in time.

Bernadette Lear

Lear receives national award for library history article

Bernadette Lear, Penn State Harrisburg behavioral sciences and education librarian, of Middletown, received the 2012 Donald G. Davis Article Award. The award, presented biannually by the American Library Association’s Library History Round Table, honors an English language article on American or Canadian library history.