Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Col. Jeffrey B. Miller will deliver the keynote address at Penn State Harrisburg commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Col. Miller, who holds a master of public administration degree from Penn State Harrisburg, was nominated by Gov. Ed Rendell to serve as the state's 18th commissioner on Jan. 9 and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on March 24.
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Clemmie E. Gilpin, assistant professor of community systems and Afro-American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, has earned the University's 2003 President's Award for Engagement with Students. The honor was presented to Gilpin at the annual awards convocation in University Park last month. The award is given to a full-time member of the faculty who goes beyond his or her responsibilities to engage and encourage students in learning, demonstrating deep caring and involvement with student learning.
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Penn State Harrisburg research into the relationship between hormone replacement therapy, cognitive ability and the presence of a potentially health-endangering bacteria in surface and drinking water have gained grant support from the Gilbert Trust administered through First Union National Bank.
A gift to Penn State Harrisburg's Partnership for Prevention organization is providing information and curriculum assistance to teacher education students in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse. "The partnership is part of a University-wide effort to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs while fostering an environment that does not support abuse," says Sam Monismith, associate professor of health education. The effort links Penn State campuses with community schools and organizations in a partnership to foster an environment that does not support abuse.
The annual Penn State Capital College Publishing Celebration honored 13 members of its faculty and a student for their literary efforts over the past year. Penn State Harrisburg and Penn State Schuylkill comprise the Capital College.
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The legacy of one of Penn State Harrisburg's longest-serving faculty members, Professor of American Studies and History Irwin Richman, is being honored with a graduate scholarship in his name. To commemorate his contributions to the School of Humanities, the Richman Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming or continuing full-time American Studies graduate student with a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. For more in this story, go to http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hbg/news/gradscholarship.html
Harrisburg-based Reynolds Construction Management has created an Engineering Technology Endowment to assist students and faculty in the College's Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology program. The endowment will provide support for SDCET students and faculty to attend conferences and workshops pertinent to their academic discipline. For more on this story, go to http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hbg/news/engtechendow.html
Penn State Harrisburg's newest master's degree is built on its longstanding, respected reputation for environmental studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Beginning immediately, Penn State Harrisburg is offering the Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, complementing established baccalaureate study in the same discipline and graduate programs in Environmental Pollution Control. For more in this story, go to http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hbg/news/meenveng.html
A team of students from Penn State Harrisburg is celebrating a championship today, not for victories on the athletic field, but rather in accounting and tax issues. The five-member squad walked away with Penn State-wide honors in an annual accounting challenge competition sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. For more on this story, go to http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hbg/news/accthonors.html
Erdener Kaynak, professor of marketing at Penn State Harrisburg, is the first Penn State faculty member to be awarded a grant in the new Fulbright Senior Specialist category. The Senior Specialist program was established a year ago to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate on a short-term basis with professional counterparts around the world on a variety of academic initiatives. For more on this story, go to http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hbg/news/kaynak.html