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Creative writing option added to English major at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg now offers a creative writing option in the bachelor of humanities in English program in the School of Humanities.
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New online criminal justice master’s degree aimed at professionals in field

Applications are being accepted now for the master of professional studies in criminal justice policy and administration, a new 30-credit program being offered online through Penn State World Campus and taught by faculty from Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts and the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs. Courses will begin in fall 2018.

Penn State Harrisburg course helps fight opioid addiction in the community

Penn State Harrisburg faculty are finding unique ways to educate students on how they can be a part of battling the opioid epidemic. Dr. Weston Kensinger is helping by providing tools to graduate students to make a positive difference. He hopes the students in his colloquium class — mostly working professionals — will take their newfound knowledge to the wider community.
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Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Penn State Harrisburg students have a passion for giving back to the community. While organizations and clubs are required to complete at least a couple of community service projects a semester, students go above and beyond that requirement, giving their time to senior citizens, elementary and secondary school students, children suffering from cancer, shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals and much more.
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Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Early in the fall 2017 semester, Harrisburg Benefiting THON joined with the Office of Student Engagement to create Little Lion Care Packages for pediatric hospital patients. The entire college community joined in, creating and filling bags with coloring books, crayons, and other fun activity items, along with messages of support and encouragement for the children.

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Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Clinton Asalu, who traveled to Atlanta to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity, said that community service experiences have a dual benefit of helping those in need and enhancing career goals.

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15 named distinguished faculty at Penn State

Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 15 distinguished faculty.
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Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.