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24 October 2014

HACC Opens Spring Registration for New Students, Hosts Batman Lecture and More

Current news from HACC, Oct. 24, 2014


HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news as well as upcoming events available to the community.

 
Complete Registration for HACC’s Spring 2015 Classes in One Stop
 
Pennsylvania’s oldest community college is opening registration for spring 2015 classes on Nov. 10, 2014, for new students. More than 150 programs, including 10 fully online degree programs and more than 300 online courses, are available through HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
 
HACC provides the opportunity for students to complete an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Certificates of Proficiency or a diploma. From the liberal arts to mechanical engineering, HACC provides options with its flexible schedules, financial aid, degree availability and variety of programs, such as accounting, civil technology, marketing, medical assisting and more.
 
Approximately 27 percent of HACC’s students complete their first two years at HACC and transfer to a four-year college or university. Examples of transferrable majors are communications, criminal justice, physical science or social science.
 
New students should visit www.hacc.edu/NewStudents to get started or stop in and enroll on Nov. 19, 2014, from 1-7 p.m., at any of the five campuses during HACC’s One-Stop enrollment event. It’s an opportunity for individuals to complete an application for admission, learn about financial aid options and scholarships, complete placement testing and register for the spring 2015 semester all in one day. There is no application fee. Visit www.hacc.edu/onestop to register for the event.
 
Registration for current students opens Oct. 27, 2014, at 8 a.m.
 
For more information, please call 800-ABC-HACC. To find directions to any of the five campuses, visit www.hacc.edu/Campuses.
 
 
Live at Rose Lehrman Continues Celebration of 40th Anniversary with BalletX and Janis Ian in November
 
The Live at Rose Lehrman artist series continues its 40th anniversary celebration with two upcoming performances in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

  • BalletX, Philadelphia’s premiere contemporary ballet company, comes to HACC on Nov. 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The performance unites world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion and grace. Through the vision of award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet. Tickets are $34 and $40 depending on seating location.
     
  • Janis Ian will perform at HACC on Nov. 21, 2014, at 8 p.m. The Grammy-award winning voice of a generation, Ian brings her prolific singer-songwriter career to the stage in an intimate one-night-only concert. Following the performance, Ian will host a post-show meet-and-greet for all patrons. Tickets are $34, $40 or $50 depending on seating location.

Tickets for both performances can be purchased online at www.LiveatRoseLehrman.org. For more information, call 717-231-ROSE (7673).
 
Sponsors for the BalletX show include Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation, Anonymous, HACC Foundation, Richmond Foundation, McCormick Family Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities – Rose Lehrman fund and Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. The media sponsors are abc27 and Kegerreis Outdoor Advertising.
 
Sponsors for the Janis Ian show include Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation, HACC Foundation, Richmond Foundation, McCormick Family Foundation and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities – Rose Lehrman fund. Community support is provided by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. The media sponsors are abc27 and WXPN.
 
 
HACC Foundation Allocates More Than $229,000 for HACC Programs and Projects
 
The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to raise private contributions in support of HACC, has approved $229,335 in funding for projects critical to the mission of the College. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors.
 
“There is no greater investment than in people,” said Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, vice president of college advancement at HACC and executive director of the HACC Foundation. “We are grateful to our donors who selflessly give to provide opportunities for our students to grow and thrive in a competitive marketplace. A gift to the HACC Foundation is truly an investment in the future of our students.”
 
The funding from the HACC Foundation will be used for the following purposes:
 
Purpose of HACC Foundation Funding Benefit to Students and the College Fund Amount
  1. Athletic Vehicle Transportation for the Athletics Department
The purchase of a 15-passenger bus will provide transportation to away games for students involved in the College’s athletic program. It will be available for student field trips and student recruitment visits when not in use by the athletics program. $51,000
  1. Patient Transport Equipment for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs at the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center
The purchase of three stair chairs, a standard piece of equipment specifically used by emergency medical providers, will be utilized for classroom training of students at HACC’s campuses. The purpose of this project is to replace and update required EMS training equipment across a variety of certification programs. $7,046.10
  1. Portable Flammable Liquid and Gas (FLAG) Firefighting Props for the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center
The funds will be used to purchase a towable trailer with four portable FLAG props for training, certification training and competition. These devices provide less environmental impact than the current practices required to dispose of flammable liquids and gasses. It is a safer operation and provides for portable support off-site training classes. $130,000
  1. Structural Firefighter Protective Clothing Washer and Drying Cabinet for the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center
The funds will be used to purchase a washer/extractor to clean structural firefighter protective clothing and a drying cabinet to hang the clothing. $26,023.23
  1. Thermal Imaging Camera for the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center
The funds will be used to purchase thermal imaging technology that will allow students to look through smoke to detect fire and measure changes in temperature. These devices are used in flashover and hazardous material training. This provides support in firefighter safety and survival and structural search and rescue training. $10,266.20
  1. Portable Generators for Training Support for the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center
Purchase of this equipment will provide portable power at the various props and training areas on the training grounds to support fire and emergency services training classes. $4,500
  1. Support for a Lecture and Exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center
The funds are for the “Milt Friedly: Harrowed Fields” lecture and exhibit of the visiting artist’s sculptural works in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center’s rose garden. $500
     
Total   $229,335.53
 
 
Gettysburg Campus Hosts Panel on Transgender and Queer Health
 
HACC will host a panel on transgender and queer health sensitivity on Nov. 18, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. in the Robert C. Hoffman Community Room at the Gettysburg Campus. The event will feature a panel of community members who have transitioned or have advice for transgender or queer youth, teens and adults seeking medical care.
 
HACC nursing student Petra Hayden-Wisnewski collaborated with the Student Life and Multicultural Programs Department to bring this informative program to life and educate others about queer and transgender sensitivity in medical care. The program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
 
To register, contact Jessica Knouse at jlknouse@hacc.edu or 717-339-3536.
 
 
HACC Professor to Lecture on Batman
 
Explore the world of Batman, the iconic comic book superhero, in this free honors lecture, “A String of Pearls: Memory, Mystery & Batman,” scheduled Nov. 12, 2014, from 4:15-6:15 p.m. in Room 204 of the Cooper Student Center at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.
 
Brett Stumphy, Ph.D., English professor at HACC’s Lebanon Campus, will present the lecture in honor of the 75th birthday of the Batman comic book series. He will explore cultural narratives and identity politics in Batman.
 
Comics and Paperback Plus in Palmyra will distribute copies of Green Lantern and Justice League of America #1 comics at the event.
 
For more information, please contact Judi Ungar at jaungar@hacc.edu or 717-780-1152.
 
 
It’s Time for YOU to Experience HACC!
New students can experience HACC and learn about HACC's admissions process, transfer and career programs, financial aid options and more! Visit the “New Students” section of www.hacc.edu.
 
 
For further information or general inquiries, please email newsroom@hacc.edu. This is the most effective way to ensure a timely response.
 
 
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to nearly 20,000 students at campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through online classes. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit www.hacc.edu.
 
 
About the HACC Foundation
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. In fiscal year 2013-14 alone, the HACC Foundation contributed close to $2.2 million to the College in scholarships, special programs and facilities and provided financial assistance to 1,345 students.

Contributions to the HACC Foundation are accepted in the form of unrestricted gifts to augment endowed funds, contributions to existing or new scholarship programs or award funds, support for academic and workforce programs, sponsorship of special events and cultural programs and contributions made in honor or in memory of individuals. In addition, the Foundation holds annual events, including the Frank J. Dixon Tournament for Scholarships at HACC, and various scholarship award ceremonies. The HACC Foundation is gratefully YOURS.

For more information on the HACC Foundation, visit http://www.hacc.edu/HACCFoundation/ or the College’sYouTube channel.

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For further information, contact newsroom@hacc.edu

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