Saturday, April 19, 2014

Honors Field Trip ~ Spring 2014

          Dr. Ron Walker and Dr. Martha Strickland guided the Honors end of semester field trip to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. on March 29, 2014.  At Winterthur the group got a personal tour of one whole floor of the mansion, in addition to a behind-the-scenes, closed-to-the-public tour of the research and refabrication labs where Winterthur staff uses the latest techniques to restore and repair furniture, paintings, fabrics, etc. We also viewed the popular Downtown Abbey gallery exhibit which showcased actual costumes and accessories used in the PBS series. Next we traveled to Longwood Gardens where we received a guided tour of the indoor exhibit gardens and a behind-the-scenes tour of Longwood's facilities for producing the plants they use. Whether they force blooms, treat plants for disease, or develop new varieties of plants, all the steps leading to the plant specimens needed to populate the hundreds of acres of gardens occur here. Although it was a cold, rainy day, we learned a lot and had a great time.

By Karen Bowman

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrating Three Published Authors From the Honors Program

          Congratulations to Honors students Connie Cook, Hélène Chouljian, and Matthew Ferri on the publication of their creative works in From the Fallout Shelter, Penn State Harrisburg's Literary Arts Magazine!

          Anonymously judged by a student committee, all students at Penn State Harrisburg are free to submit their artwork, photography, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and one-act play to From the Fallout Shelter throughout the year for consideration of publication and even win some prizes.  Pick up a copy and enjoy the winning entries today!  Now featuring:
Connie's Fiction -- Shattered Like Glass
Hélène's Short Story -- All Roads Lead To (Best Short Story)
Matthew's Artwork -- Self-Portrait, Seed Painting (Best Artwork)
Matthew's Poetry -- Sleeping Gentleman
and masterpieces by other fine artists on campus!

Best Artwork and Best Short Story.  Photo:  From the Fallout Shelter

 By Rosemary Yee

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spring 2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty Series with Dr. Jeremy Blum

Dr. Blum inspired Honors students with several intriguing paradoxes at his "Paradoxes and the Limits of Computation" presentation on January 23, 2014.  The aroma of Indian food filled the air. 

By Rosemary Yee

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fall 2013 Distinguished Honors Faculty Series with Dr. Jeremy Blum ~ 2 of 2

Honors students enjoyed an Italian dinner while solving logic puzzles presented by Dr. Blum on October 29, 2013

By Rosemary Yee