Cultural & Community Events

Cultural & Community Events

Mark your calendars and join us for many exciting events including a fascinating speaker series moderated by engaging faculty and performances by our talented Penn State Abington students.


April 4-29, 2016

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10th Annual Bertha Lear Student Art Exhibition

The Bertha Lear Student Art Exhibition features sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking and new media work by Penn State Abington student artists.

The public is welcome to visit the exhibition during gallery hours.

Woodland Art Gallery

What I Learned in College

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Presenter: Karen Wiley Sandler, Chancellor

Dr. Sandler, retiring Chancellor of Penn State Abington, spent 21 years transforming Penn State Abington into the four-year residential college that we know today. She has reimagined virtually every aspect of the college from academics and athletics to facilities and diversity. Learn about her journey and what the future of the institution looks like for our community.

1:30 p.m., Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown

Free admission.

Book Discussion – Go Set a Watchman

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Moderator: Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch Scout struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Register: 215-885-5180 ext. 15 or
7:00 p.m., Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington

Free admission.

Bucks County Women’s Chorus: A Woman’s Voice

Friday, May 6, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jenkintown.
Come enjoy the impressive 90-voice Bucks County Women’s Chorus for an evening of eclectic selections, ranging from standards and show tunes to jazz, folk tunes, light classical, and multi-cultural offerings.

7:30 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium

Free admission.

Penn State at the Philly POPS

Sunday, May 22, 12 - 5pm, The Kimmel Center

Penn State is partnering with The Philly POPS to have a unique and special Penn State event!

For the first time ever, Maestro Michael Krajewski and The Philly POPS will present a world premiere pops program featuring Cirque’s awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics.

See more info and registration.

The Good News about Aging and Staying Fit

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Presenter: Steven Bloomer, Assistant Professor of Biology

There are many things we can do to improve our health including exercise — no matter when you start. Learn the basics about skeletal muscle metabolism and adaptation as well as beneficial exercise interventions in adults aged 60 and up.

1:30 p.m., Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown

Free admission.