As a teenager in 1957, Minnijean Brown Trickey entered the Civil Rights Movement – and America’s consciousness – through the front doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
As a member of the Little Rock Nine, she took her place in what had previously been a whites-only school. Walking past armed guards and an angry mob, and in front of a worldwide television audience, Minnijean helped desegregate public schools – and change the course of education in America.
A wide variety of fun and educational activities for all ages are on the agenda when Penn State Harrisburg hosts its annual Family and Friends Day Saturday, Oct. 4.
Hosted by the college’s Office of Student Affairs, the event is designed for family members and friends of Penn State Harrisburg students with registration beginning at 8 a.m. in the main lobby of Olmsted Building.
Home to the largest graduate school in the entire University system, Penn State Harrisburg’s master’s and doctoral programs annually attract 1,400 students pursuing degrees in a comprehensive list of majors.
These students – the vast majority of them part-time – traditionally spend several years enrolled in evening courses while balancing work and families en route to their career-enhancing degree. Many times it’s the support and understanding of families and loved ones which enable those students to succeed.
In the twenty-first century, the boundaries between both humans and machines and humans and animals are hotly contested and debated.
A new book by Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Humanities and Philosophy Glen A. Mazis examines the increasingly blurring boundaries among the three and argues that despite their violating collisions, there are ways for the three realms to work together for mutual thriving.
New strategic investments targeted to increase the use of recyclable materials will help manufacturers manage energy costs, reduce pollution and bolster local recycling collection programs, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced.
Gov. Rendell announced $950,000 to continue the progress being made by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center on the Penn State Harrisburg campus in expanding and developing markets for recovered materials, and stimulating demand for products with recycled content.
As a poet and spoken word artist, Joaquin Zihuatanejo strives to capture the duality of his culture – the Chicano culture.
Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, Zihuatanejo brings his award-winning performance to Penn State Harrisburg’s Gallery Lounge at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. The presentation is free and open to the public. For information, phone 717-948-6273.
Penn State Harrisburg’s second annual diversity lecture series begins its 2008-09 slate of events October 20 with a focus on music and drama from acclaimed actor, composer, and performer Grenoldo Frazier.