- University President Invited to Serve on Education Council of The Manufacturing Institute
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology President, Dr. Mel Schiavelli, will serve as a charter member of The Education Council for the Manufacturing Institute – the research, education and workforce affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Jun 26, 2008
- New University Librarian
Nancy E. Adams has joined Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as Librarian. Ms. Adams oversees the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a wide-range of responsive and innovative library. She will lead information literacy integration, collection building, digital content management, and database licensing, and will work collaboratively to further shape both the University’s shared-service delivery and technology-across-the-curriculum initiatives. She began in this new role on July 1, 2008.
Jun 25, 2008
- University Welcomes New Director of Financial Aid Services
Harrisburg University of Science Technology has named Vincent P. Frank II as Director of Financial Aid Services. Mr. Frank’s responsibilities in this role include developing and executing financial aid programs and policies that lead to the enrollment and retention of students for undergraduate, graduate and adult programs in fulfillment of the University mission and enrollment goals. He joined the University on June 23.
Jun 23, 2008
- History Channel Highlights University's Corporate Faculty
Dauphin County Coroner and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology corporate faculty member, Graham Hetrick, was featured in Episode 514 of Modern Marvels. The episode, called Corpse Tech, began airing 8 p.m., Friday, June 20, on the History Channel
Jun 20, 2008
- CMU Professor to Take Helm of University's New Center
A leader in the fields of multimedia and information technology will serve as director of the new Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Charles Palmer, who previously served as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) since 2004, will begin his new appointment July 1.
Jun 17, 2008
- Firms need more Web professionals to log on
The world is full of youngish people who know everything there is to know about computers and the Internet, right?
In fact, a June 15 article in The Patriot-News by Barbara Miller & T.W. Burger, “Firms need More Web Professionals to Fill Computer Positions,” quotes industry sources who say there are shortages worldwide of the people who know how to make that entire blinking, beeping cyber-universe go. The article highlights the University's role in filling the void and the career prospects for its graduates.
Jun 16, 2008
- Specialized Graduate Certificates in IT Project Management
Responding to market demands from businesses for information technology professionals with the skills to plan, manage, and evaluate technology projects successfully, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has developed three, graduate-level certificates for professionals looking for the opportunity to build skills and understanding in specialized areas within business analysis and project management
Within the University’s graduate program in IT Project Management, individuals can enroll in one of the following graduate certificates: Managing Software Development Projects (18 credits); Business Analysis for Project Management (12 credits); IT Project Management Certificate (12 credits).
Jun 12, 2008
- University Professor to Participate in Digital Government Summit
A Harrisburg University of Science and Technology faculty member will participate in the Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit, set for June 16-17 in the Hilton Hotel in downtown Harrisburg. Dr. James Young, associate vice president for Information Services and assistant professor at the University, will take part in a panel discussion on Web 2.0 during the annual event.
Jun 2, 2008
- Harrisburg University Creates A Win-Win For The Region
The creation of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an example of a perfect storm that benefits everyone involved, writes Robert Scaer in an opinion piece appearing in the May 30 issue of Central Penn Business Journal. Mr. Scaer is senior vice president and chief information officer with East Pennsboro Township-based engineering firm Gannett Fleming Inc. and president of GeoDecisions. “Local businesses need a strong anchor city and access to quality graduates. The investment that Gannett Fleming has made to its community by investing in Harrisburg University has paid off because we are creating our own workforce,” wrote Mr. Scaer.
May 30, 2008
- Top 10 Careers in Science and Biotech
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of science-related jobs will increase at a rate faster than the national average between now and 2016. It should be now surprise that the experiential academic programs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are pathways to these careers.
May 15, 2008
- 2008 Mark Brezler Memorial Golf Classic
The community is invited to participate in the 2008 Mark Brezler Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, June 13, 2008 at Sportsman's Golf Course. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Mark Brezler Scholarship Fund at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
May 14, 2008
- Invested in Success: Public and Private Partnerships Help Build A Legacy
Governor Edward G. Rendell is the Commencement speaker for the University’s Commencement Exercises and Partners Day Celebration, schedule for 6:30 p.m., May 15, in the Main Auditorium of the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The University will gather to recognize its students' academic achievements and honor the many business mentors, internship hosts, strategic partners, and donors along with others in the community who contribute to students' success. The private support the University receives from the community was highlighted in an opinion piece by Jessica Meyers, president of JEM Group, LLC and a founding member of the Honorary Alumni Association. The piece appeared in the May 11 edition of the Patriot-News.
May 12, 2008
- Survey Highlights University's Importance
When considered with all of the redevelopment activity that Harrisburg has generated in the past 10 years, respondents to a recent survey by the Central Penn Business Journal reported that “no single project has been more important than the founding of Harrisburg University.”
May 7, 2008
- Free Non-Credit Nanobiotechnology Explorations Summer Camp
Discover the science behind novel treatments for diseases and drug development during Nanobiotechnology Explorations, a free non-credit summer camp at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
The camp is ideal for rising high school juniors and seniors seeking opportunities to learn more about nanobiotechnology. It is scheduled weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., June 17-27, 2008. Participants will meet each day in Room 308 in SciTech High at 215 Market Street in downtown Harrisburg.
Seating is limited. High school students interested in enrolling in the camp must have completed high school classes in two of the following subjects: biology, physics chemistry or algebra. To receive registration information, call 717.901.5113 or email Biotech@HarrisburgU.net
May 1, 2008
- Inclusion Success
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology reached a diversity goal the Board of Trustees set before construction of the new Academic Center at 326 Market Street started in fall 2006. Eric Veronikis of the Central Business Journal reported in an depth feature, Inclusion Success, on how the private, independent University’s Board of Trustees wanted to ensure that 20 percent of the subcontractors hired to build the 16-story, $73 million Academic Center were minority-owned businesses and 5 percent were owned by women. With about eight months left until the project is finished, the goal has been met.
Apr 25, 2008
- Editorial: Building the Economy
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology's achievement of reaching its 20 percent threshold for hiring minority-owned businesses and 5 percent goal for hiring women-owned firms to build its new 16-story Academic Center in downtown Harrisburg drew accolades in a Central Penn Business Journal editorial on April 25. The editorial notes that the University has helped 22 minority- and women-owned businesses from the region garner $10 million in work. The editorial notes: “Good for HU, and good for the local business community, too.”
Apr 25, 2008
- Golden Apple Awards for Education Innovation
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Eric Darr, will serve as a member of the review panel for Speaker Dennis O'Brien's Golden Apple Awards for Education Innovation. Beginning its fourth year, the program highlights and recognizes successful innovative programs in Pennsylvania’s public schools. The awards are open to all Pennsylvania public elementary, middle and secondary schools, as well as area vocational-technical schools (AVTS), charter schools and intermediate units (IU).
Apr 18, 2008
- University’s Role in Region’s Growth Highlighted in Annual State of the City Address
The University's mission, the $2.6-million gift from Select Medical Corporaton and the progress on the new Academic Center were just a few of the highlights of the annual address to the region by City of Harrisburg Mayor, Honorable Stephen R. Reed.
Apr 10, 2008
- Select Medical Corporation Makes Historic Multi-Million Dollar Gift To Harrisburg University
Select Medical Corporation, a leading provider of specialty health care with headquarters in Mechanicsburg, has announced a $2.6 million gift to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
The gift is the largest philanthropic investment by a corporation in the six-year history of the University, and it will establish the Select Medical Corporation Conference Center in the University’s new 16-story Academic Center under construction at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg.
Apr 8, 2008
- Provost Joins Leadership Team for the Pennsylvania STEM Center Initiative
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Provost, Dr. Eric Darr, has joined the leadership team for the Pennsylvania STEM Center Initiative, which will design, develop, implement and evaluate a set of strategies for Pennsylvania’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Agenda through 2018. An initiative of the National Governors Association and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the STEM Center Initiative develops and deploys statewide strategies and resources designed to enhance the Commonwealth’s education and workforce development efforts targeted at the development of a globally competitive STEM workforce.
Mar 26, 2008