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Local award-winning writers, community members, HACC students and alumni engaged with the public and celebrated the art of writing during the 41st annual Wildwood Writers’ Festival on March 23, 2023, at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. 


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10 February 2021

HACC Boots Up Esports, New Exhibit to Open

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:
  • HACC Boots Up Competitive Esports Teams
  • Graphic Designer to Virtually Display Works at HACC
HACC Boots Up Competitive Esports Teams
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has launched a coed esports program, with five teams participating in the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE™).
In esports, student-athletes compete and play video games such as Super Smash Bros, Rocket League® and Overwatch™.

The number of players on a team varies depending on the game. Some games are single player, while others require up to six participants in the playing arena at a time.

HACC is participating in the “play anywhere using your own device” model, which allows student-athletes to connect and compete as a team while remaining physically distant. As with conventional sports, the teams practice weekly and participate in physical activities to improve flexibility and deter injuries that could occur from repetitive computer gaming.  
The spring 2021 season runs through April 10, 2021, with playoffs and championships scheduled through May 3. To watch the HACC esports teams in action, please visit   
Student-athletes interested in joining HACC’s esports program may contact for more information.

Graphic Designer to Virtually Display Works at HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Work by Craig Welsh, an internationally known graphic designer, will be displayed Feb. 22-March 18, 2021, in a virtual art exhibit curated by the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

Welsh will discuss his work on March 18 at 5:30 p.m. To learn how to join the virtual lecture, please visit the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery website. The lecture and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Welsh has exhibited work in more than 15 countries and has been a featured speaker at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. He has received recognition from many international art and design entities, including the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, D&AD and Type Directors Club, among others.

After earning a degree in architecture from Penn State University, Welsh earned his Master of Arts in advertising design from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and Master of Fine Arts from Marywood University in Scranton. In addition to his studio work, he is currently associate professor of communications and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg.

The gallery received state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Event details are subject to change. For more information, please contact Shawn Williams at 717-780-2478 or
Photo Caption: “Orange” by Craig Welsh.

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