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Prepare for the fall 2017 commencement ceremony

The Penn State Harrisburg fall 2017 ceremony will take place Saturday, December 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Graduates, register to reserve your seat at the ceremony before November 15.
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Prepare for the fall 2017 commencement ceremony

Penn State Harrisburg's 2017 fall commencement will be held December 16 at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.

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Penn State Harrisburg to celebrate Latino Heritage Month

Penn State Harrisburg will kick off its Latino Heritage Month celebration from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Student Enrichment Center Theatre on campus. Carlos Ojeda Jr., a youth development expert and entrepreneur, will be the keynote speaker.

Nominations sought for outstanding Penn State Graduate School alumni

The Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society is accepting nominations for three recognition awards — the Early Career Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Humanitarian Award — through Sept. 30.
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Capstone projects highlight student innovation

More than 200 students in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology had the opportunity to demonstrate some 65 projects at the annual Capstone Design Conference, held on May 5 on campus. The projects included a race car, a rocket, a reverse vending machine, HVAC improvements to classrooms, a prosthetic arm, a virtual reality game, and -- more unusually -- a self-balancing unicycle.
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Capstone projects highlight student innovation

At Penn State Harrisburg's annual Capstone Design Conference, Maxwell Winslow demonstrated a robotic prosthetic arm that responds to sensors worn around the bicep.

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Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.

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