Sep 23, 2015

HACC Wins Rising Star Award, Will Hold Annual 5k, Offers Domestic Violence Awareness Event and More

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news and events with the community, including:

 HACC Named “Rising Star” for Innovative Student Success and Retention Programs
HACC is one of three two- and four-year colleges awarded a national Rising Star for improved outcomes for high risk students as part of the 2015 Starfish 360 Awards Program by Hobsons, an educational solutions company.
HACC, which is in the first year of Starfish implementation, received the recognition for best practices in achieving the College’s focus on student success, specifically early alert and active outreach. Winners of the Rising Star award receive $500.
HACC’s application for the award included a video illustrating how Starfish has influenced the student success picture at the institution:
Hobsons’ Starfish helps colleges and universities scale student success programs so more students can make informed academic and life choices to achieve their goals and finish what they start. The platform identifies at-risk students, pinpoints areas of concern, connects students with valuable services and helps assess which services and interventions will keep students on track.

Join the Annual 5K Run Oct. 3, 2015, at HACC’s Lancaster Campus
Registrations are still being accepted for the third annual 5K Wellness Run at HACC’s Lancaster Campus. This event will be held rain or shine on Oct. 3, 2015, at the campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike.
A kid’s fun run at 8:30 a.m. has been added to the event, with the 5K race starting at 9 a.m. The run is open to everyone and free parking is available.
Registration is $20 and will be accepted until the event starts.
For more information, please contact Jim Bath at 717-358-2864 or email or Cindy Lucarelli at 717-385-2978 or email

HACC to Hold Free Domestic Violence Awareness Event on Sept. 28, 2015
Retired police chief to address effects of domestic violence and abuse on children
Learn about the effects of domestic violence and child abuse during a free presentation Sept. 28, 2015, from 1-4 p.m. in the Robert C. Hoffman Community Room at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
“Caught in the Middle: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse” will be presented by Jim Holler Jr.,  retired Liberty Township police chief, board member of Survivors, Inc. and private consultant.
The program, given as part of HACC’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is open to HACC students and employees and the general public. It is sponsored by the Office of Student Development and Multicultural Programs at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
To attend or for more information, please contact Jessica Knouse, or 717-339-3536, by Sept. 24, 2015, at 5 p.m.

HACC Presents Free Lunch and Learn, “T’ai Chi for You and Me”
Learn about relaxation, focus and balance during a free lunch and learn Sept. 30, 2015, from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Robert C. Hoffman Community Room at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
“T’ai Chi for You and Me,” presented by Juli McGreevy, a HACC physical education instructor, is open to HACC students, employees and the general public. McGreevy will teach participants how the Chinese arts of t’ai chi and qigong can help ease stress in a world of on-the-go lifestyles.  
“T’ai Chi for You and Me” is sponsored by the Office of Student Development and Multicultural Programs at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
To attend and enjoy the free lunch or for more information, please contact Jessica Knouse, or 717-339-3536, by Sept. 28.

HACC’s Fenêtre and Rose Lehrman Art Galleries Team Up for ‘Pull Left’ Exhibit
‘Pull Left – Not Always Right: Emerging Contemporary Artists in China’

 A joint exhibit of emerging contemporary artists from China will be displayed Oct. 9 through Nov. 13, 2015, in the Fenêtre Gallery and Rose Lehrman Art Gallery of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
“Pull Left – Not Always Right: Emerging Contemporary Artists in China” highlights young Chinese artists whose works break away from traditional forms of Chinese art. The goal of the joint exhibit is to examine art through a new perspective. The title itself, “Pull Left,” may instill a notion of left versus right or liberal versus conservative politics in our American culture. However, in China, “left” is associated with new ways of thinking.
The U.S. tour was organized by Taikang Space, a nonprofit organization in Beijing, China, devoted to the research and promotion of contemporary Chinese art. The tour comes to Central Pennsylvania through a partnership between HACC and Dickinson College, which will host selected works from the “Pull Left” exhibit in its Trout Gallery from Oct. 8 through Dec. 12, 2015.
A lecture by Tang Xin, will be given on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the International Room of the Bruce E. Cooper Student Center on the Harrisburg Campus followed by receptions from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery and Fenêtre Gallery in the Midtown 2 – Evangelical Press Building of the Midtown Trade and Technology Center on the Harrisburg Campus. Tang Xin is head of art collection of Taikang Life Insurance Co., Ltd. and founder, director and curator of Taikang Space. 

Additional receptions will be held from 6-8 p.m. at both galleries on Oct. 16 during Harrisburg’s 3rd in the Burg event.
Fenêtre Gallery hours are Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. or by appointment.

Rose Lehrman Art Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. or by appointment.
The galleries at HACC received state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For more information, please contact Shawn Williams at or 717-780-2478.
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HACC Theatre Presents ‘Baby With the Bathwater’ Oct. 15-18, 2015
HACC Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s  “Baby with the Bathwater” in the Studio Theatre of the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. Performances are scheduled Oct. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.
“Baby with the Bathwater” begins as proud parents Helen and John gaze at their newborn child. Too polite to check the baby’s sex and disappointed that the child doesn’t already speak, they decide that their baby is a girl and name it Daisy. This awkward and oblivious decision leads to future emotional and personality issues when Daisy turns out to be a boy. In a series of theatrical and hilarious scenes, the saga of Daisy’s identity continues to unfold until he becomes a parent himself.

“Baby with the Bathwater” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, and is directed by Dave Olmsted, HACC scenic designer and theatre instructor.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors for performances on Oct. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. HACC students are invited to a “Student Night” performance on Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. All seats for this performance are $5 with valid student identification.
For tickets, please call 717-231-ROSE (7673) or visit

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