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Earth Day celebration returns April 19

The annual Earth Day celebration returns to the Penn State Harrisburg campus Thursday, April 19 with an impressive list of activities and events.

The event, organized and hosted by the student Society of Environmental Engineering, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Vartan Plaza.

Pennsylvania Weed and Seed Conference June 7 and 8

The Second Annual Pennsylvania Weed and Seed Conference, "Empowering Communities for a Change," comes to the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey June 7 and 8.

Kids College ready for another summer

One of the area’s most extensive and ambitious summer educational experiences for schoolchildren of all ages is returning to Penn State Harrisburg the weeks of June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30.

Richard M. Barger

Richard Barger honored by Beta Gamma Sigma

Richard M. Barger, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, is the Penn State Harrisburg chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma 2007 Distinguished Honoree.

29 students inducted into business honor society

Twenty-nine undergraduate and graduate students in Penn State Harrisburg&s School of Business Administration have achieved excellence in their studies and earned 2007 invitations to Beta Gamma Sigma membership for the academic year.

Beverly Cigler honored by House of Representatives

For her recent induction as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Public Policy and Administration Beverly Cigler has been honored by the state’s House of Representatives.

Faculty member’s book looks at customer service

Poor customer service has been a subject of attention across all professions and industries — in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Corporate leaders have long known the value of customer support and even public agency leaders increasingly recognize the need to offer better service to citizens.

Shaun Gabbidon

Faculty and staff applauded at awards convocation


Six faculty members and two staffers were names recipients of major college honors as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s annual Awards Convocation March 27.

The award winners included:

  • Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Shaun L. Gabbidon — Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award;

International Film Festival begins April 19

"Passion, for Better or Worse!" is the theme of Penn State Harrisburg’s popular public International Film Festival which begins an eight-movie run Thursday, April 19.

The seventh annual series, free and open to the public, is hosted by the college’s School of Humanities and features films from Spain, Argentina, Norway, Iran, France, Germany, China, and Japan.

All showings are at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Auditorium.

The films in the series are: