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19 September 2018

Community Day, Open House, Art Exhibit, Theatre Production and More

Current news from HACC, Sept. 19, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:

  • Expand Your Horizons during Community Education Day
  • Renowned Contemporary Photographer Coming to HACC
  • HACC Open House Highlights Programs, Services that Help Students Succeed
  • HACC Theatre Presents ‘A Season of Assimilation’
  • HACC Announces Part-time Dean’s List

Expand Your Horizons during Community Education Day at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Tickle your imagination, bone up on history, look at options for retiring – all this and more are offered this fall at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.

Tale advantage of special programs offered during Community Education Day on Oct. 12, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sessions are presented in a short workshop format and led by HACC faculty or community presenters.

Participants can choose three educational sessions. Topics include the Adams County Fruit Belt, a tour of the historic homes and grounds at the Seton Shrine, the controversial 19th century Gettysburg resident Thaddeus Stevens, why monsters matter and the 100th anniversary of World War I.

The cost of $49 per person includes the choice of three class sessions, morning refreshments and bagged lunch.
To view the schedule of sessions and register, please visit For more information, please contact Tonya Heckman-Hann at or 717-339-3506.

Renowned Contemporary Photographer Coming to HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Photographs by Harris Fogel will be on display Oct. 15-Nov. 9, 2018, in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

Fogel, a scholar, gallerist, curator and journalist, will discuss his work Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Whitaker Hall, Room 214, with a reception immediately following in the gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

Fogel has directed, curated and organized more than 275 photography exhibitions over the past 30 years. Previously, he was an associate professor of photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he also was program director and coordinator of the Photography Program from 2006-08 and chair of the Media Arts Department from 1997-2006. He has served as director and curator of the institution’s Sol Mednick Gallery since 1997. Fogel also served as director and curator of Gallery 1401, which he founded in 1999.

His work can be found in several collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Center of Photography, both in New York City, New York; the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California; the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France; and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fogel has a master’s degree from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 p.m. or by appointment. 
The gallery received state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about the exhibit at HACC, please contact Shawn Williams at 717-780-2478 or

Photo Caption: Pinelake, Georgia, 1983 by Harris Fogel
HACC Open House Highlights Programs, Services that Help Students Succeed
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Campus tours and meeting with staff are among the many things future students can experience during an open house by HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

On Oct. 17, 2018, from 6-8 p.m., the public can visit any of HACC’s five campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.

During the open house, the public can:
  • Learn about the associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 100 programs of study.
  • Explore the online learning options, including 26 associate degrees, eight certificates and two diplomas that can be completed in full online
  • Learn how to earn college credit while in high school through dual enrollment and College in the High School.
  • Discover how HACC credits can transfer to nearly 60 four-year colleges inside and outside of Pennsylvania.
  • Find out about free student services like tutoring, academic advising and career counseling.
  • Tour a campus and meet faculty.
  • Learn about HACC’s study abroad opportunities to countries in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
  • Get answers about financial aid and millions of dollars available in scholarships.
  • Find out how to enroll at HACC.
Please visit to register for the campus you wish to visit.
HACC Theatre Presents ‘A Season of Assimilation’
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC Theatre opens “A Season of Assimilation” with “All in the Timing,” a series of critically acclaimed award-winning comedies that combine wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun.
David Olmsted, HACC assistant professor of theatre, will direct the production in the Studio Theatre of the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. Performances are Oct. 18-21, 2018.
From monkeys typing “Hamlet” to the misadventures of dating, these six hilarious vignettes by David Ives will aerobicize your brain and tickle your heart. 
Public performances will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, HACC employees, senior citizens and active military and veterans. Students pay $5 per ticket on student night Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Please go to or call 717-231-7673 for tickets.
“All in the Timing,” winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
HACC Announces 2017-18 Part-Time Dean’s List
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, named 2,218 part-time students to the dean’s list for the 2017-18 academic year.
The 2017-18 part-time dean’s list recognizes part-time students who have achieved the academic distinction of a 3.25 grade point average or higher in college-level classes, who have not been full time in either the fall or spring terms and have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits during the academic year.
The students are listed by county and according to hometown mailing address. The complete list can be viewed online.
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