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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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Creative writing option added to English major at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg now offers a creative writing option in the bachelor of humanities in English program in the School of Humanities.
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New online criminal justice master’s degree aimed at professionals in field

Applications are being accepted now for the master of professional studies in criminal justice policy and administration, a new 30-credit program being offered online through Penn State World Campus and taught by faculty from Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts and the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs. Courses will begin in fall 2018.
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Penn State Harrisburg course helps fight opioid addiction in the community

Penn State Harrisburg faculty are finding unique ways to educate students on how they can be a part of battling the opioid epidemic. Dr. Weston Kensinger is helping by providing tools to graduate students to make a positive difference. He hopes the students in his colloquium class — mostly working professionals — will take their newfound knowledge to the wider community.
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Harrisburg offers new master’s degrees in civil and mechanical engineering

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology is now enrolling students in its new master’s degrees in civil engineering and mechanical engineering.

Penn State Harrisburg Graduate School Open House to be held Sept. 19

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the college library, providing an opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral and certification programs including two new master’s programs in civil engineering and mechanical engineering.
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Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards

The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.