Written by Jim Lewis
Penn State Harrisburg officials launched the construction of a $30 million Student Enrichment Center with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, April 14.
Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni and other dignitaries planted shovels into the ground where the 70,000 square foot center will be built.
The center will include a campus bookstore, a 375-seat auditorium, a convenience store, a soup and sandwich restaurant or cafe area, a career center, a spiritual center, student lounges and offices for student counseling and disability services, honors education, international student support services and international study programs.
Penn State's Board of Trustees approved final plans, while the Lower Swatara Twp. Board of Commissioners have approved a subdivision and land development plan for the project. The university hopes to open the center in July 2016.
“The Student Enrichment Center will allow us to provide more comprehensive services to students in one central campus location, enhancing the living and learning experiences of our expanding student population,” Kulkarni said.
The project will be funded by a mix of sources, including reserves for capital improvement, an internal loan, operating funds, student facility fees and Housing and Food Services, according to the university.
In addition, Penn State Harrisburg received leadership gifts from the late Russell E. Horn Sr., a 1933 Penn State graduate, and William Lambert, a 1980 Penn State Harrisburg graduate, and his wife, Sandy, to support the project.
Horn’s gift is dedicated to two areas within the Student Enrichment Center: the Learning Center, which offers a range of tutoring services and fosters student collaborations, and a spiritual meditation center that will accommodate students’ varied religious and spiritual practices.
The Lamberts’ gift will support advancement of student advising services, the offices for which will be located in the new building.
“We are grateful for the generosity of Mr. Horn and the Lamberts and appreciate the important role their philanthropy has played in helping this project move forward,” Kulkarni said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:56
From The Wednesday,
April 22, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal
Cafeteria Vendors Supply Bids
To Operate In MASD
Two of the four food service companies who recently submitted bids to take over the Middletown Area School District cafeteria program have been invited to make final presentations before the local School Board.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:09
Written by Dan Miller
For nearly 100 years, the red brick wall has welcomed members and visitors to the most historic synagogue in Dauphin County – the B’nai Jacob Synagogue located at Nissley and Water streets in Middletown.
But the wall is slowly but surely crumbling. Look at it from the side, and you can see that it is seriously bowed out to the front. Like a lot of other things that have been around since 1921, the wall is in need of some tender loving care.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 17:17
With an umpire’s cry of “play ball!’’ and a crack of a bat, youth baseball and softball season begins, a sign that summer will soon be upon us.
The Middletown Amateur Baseball Association launched another season on Saturday, April 18 at Oak Hill Park with an opening day ceremony featuring players and coaches.
The games began in earnest, with T-ball and baseball contests throughout the day.
See who was there!
Photos by Jaime Rishar
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:24
April 15, 1992 Edition Of The
Press And Journal
Books Came Alive
The noted children’s author who wrote the wildly popular “Aanastasia Krupnik” series and a host of other books for young adults made a stop in Middletown last week to meet some of her biggest fans.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:49