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Program aims to help launch careers

TJ became the first student to complete Penn State Harrisburg’s Career Studies Program in spring 2016. He now holds two jobs, one in retail services at JCPenney, and one in nursing and personal care at Homeland Center, Harrisburg. He also graduated high school in June 2016.

Cameron Yon

Yon makes Penn State Harrisburg history

Penn State Harrisburg track and field athlete Cameron Yon, of Patuxent River, Maryland, made college history on May 26 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, claiming the bronze medal in discus, with a career high toss of 53.19m. 

Yon is the first Penn State Harrisburg track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in school history.   He came into the contest ranked 14th in the country.

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Book captures college history through vintage images

Penn State Harrisburg archivist and humanities reference librarian Heidi Abbey Moyer has authored the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Campus History Series, “Penn State Harrisburg.” The book includes 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and chronicles Penn State Harrisburg’s history.

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Capstone projects keep it real

One team of senior mechanical engineering students at Penn State Harrisburg spent eight months designing a device for a real world client. Their project was needed by the company to scale down its 3D printing application for smaller volumes.

Left to Right:  Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes and Dr. Matthew Woessner

Julnes and Woessner named Committee on Institutional Cooperation Fellows

Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Matthew C. Woessner, 2016-17 University Faculty Senate chair-elect and associate professor of political science and public policy in the School of Public Affairs have been named Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellows. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.  

Lisa G. Freed discusses her research

Writing Project fellows use research from their own classrooms to become better writing teachers

Emily Barton's first grade students came up with the concept “playing with words” on their own after she encouraged them to look at each other's stories and suggest changes. Michele Lacerda said her seventh graders improved their writing throughout the year as they shared their work with their peers. Kaitlyn Myers said her fourth graders became excited about writing when they could use technology that let them publish their work.

Dr. Simon J. Bronner

Bronner co-edits reference work on youth cultures

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor in American studies and folklore, has co-edited a book titled “Youth Cultures in America” with Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.

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Brown discusses connection between political lobbying and airlines' profits

Government lobbying and political connections may add lift to the air transportation industry's profitability, but they could also cause a crash in talented transportation administrators, according to a Penn State Harrisburg researcher.

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Buccitelli authors book about Boston neighborhoods

Anthony Bak Buccitelli, assistant professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, had his book titled “City of Neighborhoods: Memory, Folklore, and Ethnic Place in Boston” published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Cameron Yon

Penn State Harrisburg to “send off” Cameron Yon, headed to NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

The Penn State Harrisburg community will gather together on Wednesday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Capital Union Building on campus to send off Cameron Yon as he leaves to participate in the NCAA Championship.  Yon has qualified in the men's discus at the championships being held in Waverly, Iowa at Wartburg College, May 26 through 28. 

Yon is the first Penn State Harrisburg track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.