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

    Jul 24 2014

    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?

    Jul 23 2014

    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.

  • Preparations for Demey School demolition underway

    Jul 18 2014
    Demey school

    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.

    The school, located at Wharton and Catherine Streets in Middletown and adjacent to the Penn State Harrisburg campus, was purchased by Penn State after the Middletown School District closed the building for good in 2003. 

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