Capital Connections at Home is a webinar series designed to bring Penn State Harrisburg to you! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have designed an ongoing series of webinars for alumni and friends to participate live or watch later. Hear from Penn State Harrisburg Faculty and alumni on fun and interesting topics.
Current Investment and Economic Update: Impact of the Election
Presenting Sponsor, The Huntington National Bank
Presented by John Augustine, CFA
Huntington Bank Chief Investment Officer
Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 pm
The outcome of the upcoming presidential election - regardless of the winner - may have significant implications on our financial lives, from tax and estate planning to how we invest. Please join us for a discussion about the election and how it may impact you financially.
- Economic Update and Trends
- Political Update
- Market Update and Trends for Investors
Belief in the Digital Age
Presented by Dr. Jeffery Tolbert
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Folklore, School of Humanities
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Dr. Tolbert will discuss vernacular belief in a digitally connected world. Digital monsters like Slender Man are part of a larger complex of belief and doubt, popular culture and personal experience. Approaching these creative expressions from the perspective of folklore study, this talk will consider how digital spaces both enable and constrain the creation and sharing of new cultural forms.
Sustainable Business Practices
Presented by Dr. Darrell Bartholomew
Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business Administration
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Dr. Darrell Bartholomew, Assistant Professor of Marketing, will be talking about how his project with Giant Food Stores, LLC and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has turned into the perfect tool to teach business students about sustainable business practices.
Click here to see a preview of the project.
The Rise of Football in American Life
Presented by John Haddad, Ph.D.
Professor of American Studies, School of Humanities
June 9, 2020
We are all missing sports during the stay at home order. Join us as Dr. John Haddad, award-winning faculty member in American studies enlightens us on the unknown history of America's most-watched sport.
Coronavirus and Supply Chains: So Where Is Your TP?
Presented by Richard R. Young, Ph.D., FCLIT
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management
May 28, 2020
One of the critical issues during the first days of the shut down was the lack of some basic supplies in local stores - just one of which was toilet paper (TP). Join us for an informative program designed to show you just what happened with a touch of humor.
Science with the Lion
Join us for this four-part series of science experiments for you to do with your children, no matter their age. The supplies you will need may already be in your house or you can pick them up from your local store. The experiments are simple enough for most children to do themselves. Older children get exposure to the scientific principals involved with each experiment. It is the best of both worlds.
Presenters are campus faculty and staff who have a wealth of experience teaching science in all kinds of settings. Supply lists are available at the beginning of each video.
Experiment #1: DIY Lava Lamp
Presented by J. Mitch Spear, M.S.
Laboratory Manager, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Mitch will show you how to make a lava lamp at home with ingredients you probably already have in your house.
Experiment #2: Sunshine on my Beads
Presented by Brittany Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Dr. Anderson will show you how harmful the sun’s rays can be even if you think you are protecting you and your kids.
Experiment #3: Slime Galore
Presented by Thomas Kell
Laboratory Supervisor, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Thomas and his niece and nephew will show you how to make 5 different kinds of slime. But be careful this project can get a little messy!
Experiment #4: The Science of Fitness
Presented by Brenna Hill, Ph.D., CSCS
Assistant Teaching Professor of Physiology, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
In this video, Dr. Hill will how you how your muscles move and the importance of fitness.