Penn State Harrisburg will host a virtual presentation by 2020-21 Penn State Laureate David Witwer from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Witwer will present “Searching for Jimmy Hoffa: The Disappearance of America’s Most Notorious Labor Leader and Why It Still Matters Today.”
The Office of Research and Outreach at Penn State Harrisburg will hold Faculty Research Day from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. via Zoom. Ann M. Schlenker, director of the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory, will deliver the keynote address.
“Murder in the Garment District: The Grip of Organized Crime and the Decline of Labor in the United States,” a new book by Penn State Harrisburg faculty Catherine Rios, associate professor of humanities and communications, and David Witwer, professor of history and American studies, delves into corruption, coercion and crime and its effects on American organized labor, as well as the country’s complicated relationship with organized labor.
Penn State Harrisburg will offer a new comprehensive undergraduate degree program in fall 2020 that will prepare students to pursue graduate education and certification as a speech therapist (speech language pathologist) or audiologist.
A newly established partnership between the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore at Penn State Harrisburg and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation aims to put Pennsylvania’s folklore in the spotlight through a roadside marker grant program called Legends & Lore.
Penn State Harrisburg this spring recognized outstanding employee contributions with the 2020 faculty and staff awards. Nominated by the college community, and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards.