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March 2, 2010

WordFest 2010, a free evening conference for Kindergarten through college educators, comes to the Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Summerdale from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

Designed to explore best practices for teaching and encouraging reading and writing, WordFest is sponsored by the Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) headquartered at Penn State Harrisburg.

March 1, 2010

One of the nation’s leading authorities on risk management, Carl Pritchard, will discuss the connection between risk and risk ethics in business when the Keystone Chapter of the Project Management Institute meets Wednesday, April 21 at Penn State Harrisburg.

The 6 p.m. networking session followed by the 6:30 lecture in the college’s Olmsted Auditorium are free and open to the public. For information, contact Lisa Marie Smith at 717-608-9813.

February 28, 2010

More than 20 undergraduate and graduate students will explain the results of their academic research to the campus community at the fifth annual Penn State Harrisburg Student Symposium Friday, March 19.

February 23, 2010
Go Red

To increase awareness of heart disease in women, employees in the Swatara Building recently “went red.”

Donning red apparel, the staff members celebrated the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign focusing on women and heart disease. “More women die of heart disease than all other causes of death combined. More women than men die from cardiovascular disease which is why women need to be aware of their risk factors,” says an edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

February 19, 2010
Live Radio

A bit of broadcast history will come to life as the creator of As Darkness Falls brings two episodes of the hybrid TV/radio horror anthology series to Penn State Harrisburg, Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The 7 p.m. production is free and open to the public in the Olmsted Building auditorium. For information, phone 717-948-6189.

February 18, 2010

From fashionista moms, to Michael Jackson death humor, to Gettysburg, research by Penn State Harrisburg students will be featured when the Middle Atlantic American Studies Association hosts its annual conference at La Salle University in Philadelphia March 19 and 20.

February 18, 2010
Annie Belt

One of America’s most celebrated photographers, Annie Griffiths Belt, has gained a reputation over her 30-year career for being able to bridge the divide between her camera and people of distant cultures and beliefs.

February 18, 2010
Jenna Weissman Joselit

The depiction of the Ten Commandments in America lies at the heart of a presentation by acclaimed Jewish scholar and author Jenna Weissman Joselit Monday, March 1 at Penn State Harrisburg.

The Charles E. Smith Chair in Judaic Studies at George Washington University, Joselit’s 6:15 p.m. presentation is free and open to the public in the Olmsted Building Auditorium. It marks the final installment in a year-long series of programs hosted by the college’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies. For information, phone 717-948-6039.

February 16, 2010

For the 38th consecutive year, regional high school students will debate today’s pressing global issues when they gather at Penn State Harrisburg for the annual Model United Nations, Feb. 18 and 19.

An estimated 300 student delegates from 20 schools will represent 95 member nations of the U.N. in debate topics ranging from nuclear proliferation to human trafficking during the two days of sessions.

February 15, 2010
Jon Goode

Emmy nominee and HBO Def Poetry Jam regular Jon Goode brings his unique artistry to Penn State Harrisburg’s Gallery Lounge at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

The performance by the Richmond native is free and open to the public. For information, phone 948-6273.

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