- 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
- Gannett Fleming Develops Blueprint For Volunteerism & Retention
The Patriot-News published an in-depth feature of one of the University’s partners, Gannett Fleming. The article highlights how Gannett Fleming emphasizes giving back to the community both through the corporation and its people. William M. Stout, chairman and CEO, and Robert M. Scaer, president-elect, are both involved with Penn State Harrisburg, and Scaer also does work for the fledgling Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
Mar 17, 2008
- University Helps Launch TechQuest Essentials for Region
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is partnering with the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania to bring TechQuest Essentials, a new program designed to help increase the skills and knowledge needed in the workplace of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ members. Members and parents may enroll in any or all of the three tracks offered: Office Skills, Business Skills and Technical Skills. A certificate is earned upon completion of each track. Each course will be provided at no cost to Boys & Girls Clubs’ Members and their parents
Mar 6, 2008
- Beyond Technology Project Management to Project Leadership
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, the Keystone Chapter of Project Management Institute and the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania are partnering to offer a new training series.
Mar 6, 2008
- Washington Post Notes University's Efforts to Balance Curriculum
The Washington Post included Harrisburg University’s core curriculum in an education feature. The article by Valerie Strauss entitled, Balancing Academic Tradition and Skills Employers Demand, showcased how top universities are designing academic programs to help graduates thrive in the 21st century.
Mar 3, 2008
- AT&T Grant To Benefit University’s Technology-Intensive Programs
AT&T Inc. has announced that Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of five Pennsylvania colleges and universities to receive grants from AT&T to enhance existing or launch new technology-driven programs.
Feb 29, 2008
- Faculty Member to Chair Panel at International Studies Association Conference
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology expert on the Middle East has been invited to lecture on stability in the region during an upcoming the International Studies Association conference. Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, associate professor of international affairs and coordinator of general education at Harrisburg University and an internationally-known expert on Middle East politics, will deliver a lecture entitled “Obstacles to Stability in Iraq’s Post-Occupation.” During the event, he will chair a panel, “Transition States and Global Security” and participate in a discussion on global security.
Feb 25, 2008
- Faculty Member Accepted to Attend BioQUEST Institute
A member of the faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of only 24 applicants across the nation accepted to attend the 2008 ASM/BioQUEST Bioinformatics Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mary Ann Wagner, associate professor of biotechnology, will attend the Institute, which promotes integration of problem-based bioinformatics exercises throughout biology and biotechnology curricula.
Feb 15, 2008
- World Affairs Council Invites Harrisburg University Professor to Lecture
One of Houston's most prestigious citizen forums, The World Affairs Council, has invited Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to lecture on Iran’s political, religious and economic power in February. Noorbaksh will present, “Who Rules Iran: Ministers, Mullahs and Merchants,” at the University of Houston, at 10:15 a.m., Saturday, February 23. He will lecture on "Iran and the Greater Middle East: Political Goals and How Relations are Managed" at 1:30 p.m., and he is scheduled to participate in a third lecture on business and energy in the Middle East.
Feb 14, 2008
- GIS Technologist and Developer Certificate Launches
Computerized geographic information systems (GIS) are revolutionizing business, science, and government alike, becoming a driving force for decision making from the local region to points across the globe and powering career opportunities. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s new GIS Technologist and Developer Certificate will allow learners to power up their career and earning potential.
Jan 30, 2008
- National Guidebook Praises Quality of University's Majors
national college guidebook puts Harrisburg University of Science and Technology on students’ and counselors’ watch lists as a keeper.
The 2008 Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges questioned a number of guidance counselors about quality majors at selective colleges. The counselors’ responses put many of Harrisburg University’s majors into the 25th edition of the book.
Jan 29, 2008
- PMI® Designates University as Global Registered Education Provider
Project management has developed into a core business competency and one of the leading membership associations for profession has recognized Harrisburg University of Science and Technology for its IT Project Management program offerings.
The Project Management Institute® (PMI) designated the University as a Global Registered Education Provider. The University currently offers a master of science degree in IT Project Management and a graduate certificate in IT Project Management.
Jan 11, 2008
- University Receives U.S. Department of Education Grant
Congressman Tim Holden (D-17) was on hand January 3rd to deliver a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding may be used for equipment and technology, and it is another indicator of the importance of the University's mission to the future of the Commonwealth.
Jan 3, 2008
- HU's Corporate Sponorships Spotlighted in ClassesUSA.com
Harrisburg University’s corporate partnerships were recently covered by ClassUSA.com in a story written by Tamar S. Snyder, a freelance reporter specializing in personal finance, education and careers and a regular contributor to AOL, MSN, and The New York Times.
Dec 28, 2007
- Grant Promotes Biotech Workforce Development
At BioTech Day 2007, hosted by the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Rebecca Bagley announced the allocation of $160,000 through the state's Workforce Leadership Grant Program to continue the efforts of the Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership, a consortium of regional educational institutions focused on preparing local students for careers in biotechnology and related fields.
Dec 9, 2007
- University Partner Receives Business Honors
A long-time partner to the University received Small Business of the Year recognition by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. Arcus, LLC, a technology-oriented staffing and recruiting firm, received the honors during the Chamber’s annual awards breakfast on November 28, 2007.
Since welcoming its first class of students in August 2005, the University has partnered with Arcus, which provides career counseling and placement assistance to University students. Arcus interviews students, helps with resume preparation and even markets their skills to prospective employers. This strategic partnership gives Harrisburg University students access to exceptional internship opportunities that lead to long-term employment after graduation.
Dec 1, 2007