Senel Poyrazli, professor of psychology in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg, went to Turkey as a Fulbright Senior Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year to teach, conduct and present research, and complete a book related to multicultural competency. A devastating earthquake that hit the country and affected 11 states delayed her plans and caused her to pivot to using her clinical expertise as a counseling psychologist to assist her students and members of the community in the aftermath.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education will host a multi-speaker event to promote awareness of domestic violence from a trauma-informed perspective from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 27. The event will take place in Room C213 in the Olmsted Building on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg recently announced the winners of its People to Watch Awards, graduates from each of the college’s schools who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of society through their personal and professional endeavors.
Penn State Harrisburg has announced the recipients of the college’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards. One graduate from each of the college’s five academic schools earned the accolade thanks to their outstanding professional accomplishments.
Jeffrey P. Merritt, a 1985 architectural engineering graduate, and his wife, Jean P. Merritt, have established two gifts at Penn State Harrisburg to support teacher education, including a $100,000 gift to establish the Merritt Program Fund for Teacher Education.
Whether reporting the news, inspecting cell towers or helping families in need, students at Penn State Harrisburg participated in summer internships to enhance their skills, make professional connections and get a jump start on future career paths.
Rebecca Mallinson, assistant teaching professor of kinesiology at Penn State Harrisburg, received the Women in Sport Science Researcher Award from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute for her research into a health condition that affects female athletes.
Penn State Harrisburg has piloted a new podcast, titled the "Harrisburg Huddle," which explores the programs, research and people of the college. Each episode features conversations focusing on the real experiences of students, faculty and staff.
Penn State Harrisburg has been awarded $120,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, through the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, to assist in efforts to address the special education teacher shortage.