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Social media is a fact of life for millions of people, so the real
question is not whether we connect, but where and in what ways
we should connect to benefit from online networking’s pluses and
avoid its minuses.

Harrisburg, PA, July 13, 2011 -- Social media is a fact of life for
millions of people, so the real question is not whether we connect, but
where and in what ways we should connect to benefit from online
networking’s pluses and avoid its minuses. The proliferation of social
media is changing us, raising questions for lawmakers/policy
makers/educators, business leaders, leaders and parents alike.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will host a series of
panel discussions devoted to a variety of social networking topics during
the free 2011 Social Media Summit, scheduled for September 14 at the
University.

Registration is now open for the free event, which brings together a
diverse group of topics and speakers to examine the far-reaching impact
of social networks on politics, parenting, entrepreneurship, training and
education, world affairs, and the local news.

Topics during the day-long event include: Using Social Networks for
Training and Education: Social Networking and the Job Search; Social
Media & Legal Issues for Employers; Parenting the Facebook Generation;
Social Media and Political Change; Social Networks and the Military;
Social Networks and the Life Sciences; Unplugged: Disconnecting from
Social Media; and The Future of Social Networking: 140 Characters at a
Time.

This event is ideal for parents, budding journalists, corporate leaders,
advocates, non-profit groups, military personnel, HR directors and
managers, business owners, college students and others who wish to
think about the impact of social media beyond marketing and brand
building.

Register online for sessions at
http://www.HarrisburgU.edu/SocialMediaSummit
Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg.
Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage
accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for
0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on
parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://
www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased
opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an
innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates
who provide increased competence and capacity in science and
technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg
University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students
and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private
University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the
only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate,
graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology
fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.

Contact:
Steve Infanti
AVP Communications & Marketing
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717.901.5146
sinfanti@harrisburgU.edu
http://www.harrisburgu.edu

				
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