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Thomas Lynch of TE Connectivity to deliver spring commencement keynote

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey.  More than 750 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Pavel Sládek

Pavel Sládek to present on early-modern ethnographies of Jews

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome scholar Pavel Sládek to campus for a lecture on early-modern Jewish ethnography on Wednesday, April 23 at noon in the campus library Morrison Gallery.

His work analyzes an unknown manuscript ethnography of Jews by the Catholic priest Karel Jugl and examines the functions of authenticity in this and other Early-Modern Jewish ethnographies.

Young Writers Academy

Writing academy at Penn State Harrisburg offered to area students

The 2014 Young Writers Academy (YWA) will be held June 23 to 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Penn State Harrisburg.

A week-long summer program for writers in grades 1 through 12, the program offers students the opportunity to extend their writing skills beyond the classroom while meeting and working with other writers.


Heard on Campus: A look at TMI, lessons learned

On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in commercial nuclear power history in the United States started unfolding at the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant outside Middletown, PA.

The events of the ensuing week would capture the attention of the world and focus it directly on the Harrisburg area.

Dr. Jane Wilburne

Penn State Harrisburg receives $1.87 million grant to build K-16 teaching and learning capacity

Dr. Jane M. Wilburne, associate professor of mathematics education in Penn State Harrisburg’s teacher education program, has received a $1.875 million Eligible Partnership Project grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The three-year award supports partnerships with and professional development opportunities for local school districts to provide innovative, research-based, approaches to improve student teaching experiences.


More courses added to summer schedule

Penn State Harrisburg has added more classes to its summer schedule, including online classes English 202C and 202D. Other additions include courses in education, math, engineering, and science.


Penn State Harrisburg students’ design project displayed at national competition, premiere of latest Ken Burns film

Students in Craig Welsh’s Advanced Graphic Design class at Penn State Harrisburg this semester constructed an 8' x 42' panorama of the text of the Gettysburg Address, which they crafted out of cardboard boxes and painstakingly hand-cut each letter.  The panorama made its world premiere at the recent National Gettysburg Address Competition, where it served as the backdrop.

Undergraduate Open House April 12

Penn State Harrisburg will host an Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m. in the Capitol Union Building.

New American Studies graduate certificate available at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg is now offering a graduate certificate in Folklore and Ethnography. The 15-credit graduate certificate program provides students with skills and practices used in projects and institutions of folklore and ethnography.  


Xie is 2014 recipient of Penn State Faculty Outreach Award

Yuefeng Xie, professor of environmental engineering at Penn State Harrisburg and Middletown, PA resident, has received the 2014 Penn State Faculty Outreach Award.

The award honors faculty who have positively and substantially affected individuals, organizations or communities through problem solving or development as a result of extending their scholarship.