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Penn State Harrisburg student shines in Wall Street Journal Student Index Challenge

When it comes to playing the stock market, Patrick McKenna, an M.B.A. student in Penn State Harrisburg's School of Business Administration, may have it figured out.  McKenna, a Harrisburg resident, recently placed second among more than 7500 competitors in the national Wall Street Journal Student Index Challenge.  

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Stem to STEM: summer training program promotes student research, career aspirations

Mario Soliman wants to be a neurosurgeon. Although his summer experience in the Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels, located at Penn State Harrisburg, had him working with plants, not brains, it was incredibly useful anyway, he said.

Programs aim to ease transitions, celebrate culture

Boarding a plane in her home country of Ghana, bound for the U.S., Nana Annan could feel her heart beating.  She was embarking on a journey that would take her thousands of miles away. 

Penn State Harrisburg Homeland Security short course to feature national and international experts

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will offer Homeland Security:  An Update in Research and Trends, a continuing education short course, August 4 through 8.

Savior, Rock Star, Hero: Who’s best at the helm in a crisis?

Harold DentonIn a crisis you want a leader who is calm, unassuming, and honest. You want someone just like Harold Denton, said Dr. Holly Angelique, professor of community psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Denton, a nuclear engineer who had no experience dealing with the public, wasn’t flashy or loud or famous. But when the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant suffered a partial meltdown in March 1979, Denton was the perfect person to explain the situation to a panicked public.

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Preparations for Demey School demolition underway

Penn State Harrisburg has begun preparing for the demolition of the Alice Demey Elementary School, set to take place later this month.  A security fence has been installed around the project and actions have been taken to preserve and protect trees on the site.  Interior work will begin soon.

Penn State Harrisburg parking lot closure

The large parking lot on the west side of the Olmsted Building will be closed beginning Thursday, July 10.  It is expected that the lot will remain closed for one week, reopening next Thursday, July 17.

The closure is a result of the road project removing the crosswalks that connect the parking lot with the Olmsted Building. Questions can be directed to the Physical Plant Office at 717-948-6235. 

Drinking Water Supply Advisory - June 26, 2014

Penn State Harrisburg has recently been notified by United Water that our campus water supply, which is provided through Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA), has been found to contain levels of an unregulated drinking water compound, Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), that exceeded provisional health advisory standards.

Penn State Harrisburg American Studies program welcomes visiting scholar

The American Studies program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities has welcomed Harika Zöhre to campus. Zöhre is a visiting scholar from Mersin University, Turkey, where she serves as a research assistant in folklore studies.
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American Studies program welcomes first visiting scholar from Turkey

The American Studies program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities has welcomed Harika Zöhre to campus.  Zöhre is a visiting scholar from Mersin University, Turkey, where she serves as a research assistant in folklore studies.

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