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Artist empowers breast cancer patients

Susan Stanton, a core member of the Penn State Abington community of artists, works fitting women in various stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery with custom prostheses. She finds it a fulfilling way to expand her art practice while helping women heal.
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Abington economist: Expanding overtime pay a win for workers, employers, economy

A new federal regulation will make about 5 million more workers eligible for overtime next year. Lonnie Golden, labor economist at Penn State Abington, said workers will have additional spending power and income security, and it have little impact on business investment.
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Abington faculty marks LGBT pride at the White House

Less than 48 hours before the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States, a Penn State Abington faculty member marked LGBT Pride Month at the White House as an invited guest of President Barack Obama.
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'A Mid Summer Soirée': Abington artist publishes latest graphic narrative

The latest graphic story from Emily Steinberg, who teaches in the art program at Penn State Abington, features intricate sketches scratched out on top of newspaper stories, comics and puzzles. Just published in Cleaver Magazine, it's a slice of life with a fresh visual spin.
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History binds Abington student, alumnus

They were strangers a year ago. Now, a Penn State Abington student and an alumnus share a familial bond forged on an extraordinary research trip to Europe marking the 100th anniversary of World War I. Eric Sims, an American Studies/history major, and Nicholas Maiale, 1973 graduate, ultimately visited three countries, encapsulating the four-year war into four weeks.
Karen Wiley Sandler

Penn State Abington chancellor to retire

Karen Wiley Sandler, chancellor at Penn State Abington, transformed the institution into four-year baccalaureate college, added programs and NCAA Division III membership while ushering in an era of managed growth and budget stability.
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New book by Abington faculty profiles town's legendary characters

Frank D. Quattrone, a longtime journalist and English instructor at Penn State Abington, shares his love for the tiny borough of Ambler and the men and women who transformed it into a go-to spot for restaurants and shopping in his new book, Legendary Locals of Ambler.

Promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2015

Following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty at Penn State, effective July 1.
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Alumnus drives project to produce ‘Special Books by Special Kids’

A College of Communications alumnus envisions his book project as a way to benefit and raise awareness for special needs students.

Six Commonwealth Campuses receive seed funding to spur entrepreneurship

Supporting INVENT Penn State -- President Eric Barron’s vision of building a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem around campuses throughout Pennsylvania -- six Commonwealth Campuses have been awarded seed funding aimed at enhancing local partnerships and entrepreneurial environments.
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$50K awarded to Abington for maker/innovation space

The Invent Penn State seed funding competition awarded $50,000 to Penn State Abington to advance development of a maker/innovation space, enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the college and the surrounding community. It will create a vibrant community resource that combines maker and co-working areas with an innovation and idea hub.
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Abington Kids & Teen College provides a cure for summer learning loss

Penn State Abington Kids & Teen College balances summer fun with stemming summer learning loss. One teen who attends multiple camps each year calls it "a perfect and pleasurable experience."

Committee on Institutional Cooperation names five as fellows

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program has gained five additional fellows from the Penn State ranks. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Through its leadership program, participants who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise are aided in further developing their leadership and managerial skills.
Quintara Tucker

Scholarship, service drives new Abington graduate

The drive to support people runs strong and deep within Quintara Tucker, the first in her family to enroll in college. The new Penn State Abington graduate begins a master's program in psychology this fall, aiming to follow in the footsteps of her Abington mentors and teach at the college level.
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Abington graduates largest class

Three hundred new Penn State Abington alumni were unleashed on the world at spring commencement, but they were urged to carefully balance achievement and humanity.