There are so many problems with this, I hardly know where to start. I guess I'll just make a list.
1) I'm pretty sure China is not in the Pennsylvania Capital region.
2) Harrisburg University's mission is to help the students and business of the Pennsylvania Capital region.
3) Harrisburg University's mission does not include international students unless they happen to live in the Pennsylvania Capital region.
4) Harrisburg University does not have an English as a Second Language program.
5) Harrisburg University does not have a support system (student services, cultural center) for Chinese students.
6) Harrisburg University does not have any staff that speak Chinese.
7) Harrisburg University has not met their primary mission, it's not the time to start a new mission.
In the fall of 2011, Harrisburg University welcomed four Chinese students. Predictably, two of the four have already left the university before even completing a single semester.
I'm not even going to editorialize. The stupid has made me speechless. Just pause here a moment with me and we'll just stare blankly and with disbelief at the stupid. Stupid.
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering academic and research programs in mathematics, science, and technology designed to meet the needs of the region's youth, workforce, and businesses, and to expand, attract, and create economic opportunities in the region. - Harrisburg University Mission Statement
“Founded to address the need of Pennsylvania's Capital Region for increased educational opportunities in applied science and technology-related fields, the vision of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is to provide academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels...” -Harrisburg University Vision Statement
“This University has been, from the very beginning, an endeavor of, by and for the citizens of the Commonwealth. We are a university born of this community and, with continuing help, our graduates will play a key role in stimulating the growth of Pennsylvania's knowledge-based economy” -Ryan T. Riley, AVP of Development and Alumni Relations at Harrisburg University.
“Now that we've built the foundation for STEM education, we must ensure that our university flourishes with the region's best and brightest students. The HU vision means investing in our students, building our community and strengthening Central Pennsylvania's economy” - Mel Schiavelli thanking contributors.