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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.
Dr. Madlyn Hanes

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.
Dr. Madlyn Hanes

Dr. Madlyn Hanes to deliver spring 2018 commencement address

Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor at Penn State.


Student achievement recognized at awards ceremony

Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2018 Student Awards Ceremony.

Prepare for the spring 2018 commencement ceremony

The Penn State Harrisburg spring 2018 ceremony will take place Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Christyan Seay

For the Glory of Old State: Alumnus gives back through song

Christyan Seay, a 1987 graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s business administration/management program, has been performing at the college’s ceremonies since his own commencement ceremony. Although he has missed several years, he’s been performing regularly for about 15.
Nittany Watson Challenge

Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.
Mae Jemison

Penn State Harrisburg to welcome speaker Dr. Mae Jemison Jan. 25

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator Dr. Mae Jemison at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the Student Enrichment Center Theatre on campus.
Stand for State All That We Are

Penn State community event invites participants to explore 'All That WE ARE'

Stand for State will host an event, “All That WE ARE,” at Penn State campuses between Jan. 15 and 30. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
Amber Sessoms and Nittany Lion

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Penn State Harrisburg held its fall 2017 commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at the Giant Center in Hershey. More than 730 degrees were conferred with approximately 300 graduates in attendance. Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center located in Harrisburg, delivered the keynote address.