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Penn State Harrisburg names Dr. Jeffrey Beck new School of Humanities director

Penn State Harrisburg announced today, the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Beck as the director of the college’s School of Humanities, effective July 1, 2017.

Verplanck receives NEH award and research fellowship to support book project

Anne Verplanck, associate professor of American studies and heritage studies, has received two awards to support the research and writing of her book “The Business of Art: Transforming the Graphic Arts in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” The awards include a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for summer 2017, and a 4-month research fellowship for fall 2017 through the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Penn State Harrisburg students win writing awards

Samantha Bixler, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a first-year student enrolled at Penn State Harrisburg, has received two prestigious awards for her writing.

James McClure (center) pictured with Dr. Peter Idowu (left) and Dr. Simon Bronner (right).

Graduate School alumnus receives humanitarian award

(From Penn State News)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Graduate School alumnus James McClure received the Graduate School Alumni Society Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna holding a graduate degree from Penn State who has made a positive societal impact on the welfare of human kind beyond the responsibilities of one’s profession.

Women posing on Chicken Bone Beach

History Discovered

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, a graduate student in Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program, thought she would do her thesis on the history of hip-hop.

Ukrainian decorative egg art

Folk arts: Preserving Pennsylvania’s cultural past

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies, affiliated with the college’s School of Humanities, recently acquired a treasure trove of Pennsylvania folk art and folk life materials, which weave a unique, colorful tale about the diverse people and communities in Pennsylvania.