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Penn State Harrisburg students' stormwater study aims to reduce local flooding

Nearly five inches of rain fell on Middletown Borough on July 23, 2017, most of it within one hour. The amount of water was simply more than the borough's stormwater system could handle. Flooding occurred in several locations in the borough and the entrance to the Penn State Harrisburg campus from Route 230 was also under water. Senior engineering students at the college think they can help if it happens again.
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National Biomechanics Day puts learning in motion

The kinesiology program in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education recently hosted its first National Biomechanics Day event on campus for local high school students.
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Emily Dempsey wins the 2018 Academy of American Poets Prize

Freshman student Emily Dempsey, who is majoring in secondary education (with a concentration in English instruction) and minoring in creative writing, won the 2018 Academy of American Poets Prize with her poem “Saturn Devours His Son.”

Graduate student excellence celebrated at awards luncheon

Penn State President Eric Barron presented 11 awards to more than 30 graduate students in recognition of outstanding achievement during the annual Graduate Student Awards Luncheon, held April 25 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Ten students receive Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards

Ten Penn State graduate students received the 2018 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.

Fourteen graduate students receive the Alumni Association Dissertation Award

Fourteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award and Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishments and achievements in scholarly research in any of the disciplinary areas of arts and humanities; social sciences; physical and computational sciences; life and health sciences; and engineering.

Annual Capstone Design Conference to showcase student innovation and creativity

Senior engineering students at Penn State Harrisburg to showcase innovative and creative projects at the college’s annual Capstone Design Conference on Friday, May 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus.
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Madlyn Hanes to deliver Harrisburg spring 2018 commencement address

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its 2018 spring commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Approximately 780 degrees are expected to be conferred at the ceremony. Madlyn L. Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor at Penn State, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony.

Penn State Harrisburg MBA student takes first place in sales competition

With 37 other business students competing from across the northeastern United States, Irenitemi Famadewa, an MBA student in the School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg, took the top position in the third annual Bloomsburg University BU/UPS Sales Competition in March.

Penn State Harrisburg adds two new integrated programs

Penn State Harrisburg now offers two new integrated programs in criminal justice and information systems, enabling qualified students the ability to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.