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Abington think-tank series focuses on state of U.S. educational system

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Penn State Abington hosted the semester's second event of the think-tank series "Penn State Abington Examines." The concerning topic that evening was education -- "The State of Our Schools: Do We Need Superman?" Four successful leaders in the field of education discussed the questionable state of our country's educational system -- a timely event due to the October release of the documentary "Waiting for Superman," by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (director of "An Inconvenient Truth"). The film addresses the subject of our failing public schools.

A double-dose of holiday happenings at Penn State Abington

Kick off a merry weekend on Friday, Dec. 3, at Penn State Abington with the "Film and Theater Review: In Time for the Holidays," followed on Sunday by "Green Thumbs: Going Natural for the Holidays."

Penn State Abington's veterans club returns the favor to student vets

Penn State Abington's Veterans club "gives-back" to returning vets by offering a plethora of services and support to help them assimilate easily into college and civilian life. With approximately 140 student veterans enrolled at Penn State Abington, sharing common ground with fellow military personnel is essential, according to the Veterans Club Co-Faculty Adviser Nick Santarone.

From singing to space history: An arts-filled weekend at Abington

A cultural arts filled weekend at Penn State Abington begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 when the AbingTones -- Penn State Abington's a cappella group -- takes center stage in 112 Woodland Building. The students will perform Broadway standards, contemporary pieces and pop music including solo performances. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. To listen to a clip of the AbingTones singing the Penn State Alma Mater, visit hear the sounds of the AbingTones, visit http://goo.gl/f6i4r online.

Penn State Abington throws a double-header Cultural Arts weekend

The 2010 World Series is over; the Giants hold the title. No more baseball until next spring. But you can still catch a double-header -- culturally speaking, that is -- at Penn State Abington. The arts-filled weekend begins Nov. 12 with the Friday Night Film Series showing of "Broken Embraces," and continues on Sunday with "Spite Marriage," a classic silent film with organ accompaniment.

Penn State Abington dedicates new Sutherland Building plaza

On a windy fall afternoon last month -- complete with a brilliant back-drop of autumn-colored trees -- Karen Wiley Sandler, chancellor of Penn State Abington, and invited guests dedicated the new Sutherland Building plaza. This newly renovated space is designed and landscaped to be the campus centerpiece that brings together classmates, colleagues, alumni and friends.

Penn State Abington students support 'PAWS the Texting' event

Last month, more than 100 Penn State Abington students came out in support of "PAWS the Texting," a student run event organized to bring awareness to the hazards of texting-while-driving.

Penn State Abington's undergraduate journal 'Dialectics' goes national

Penn State Abington, which houses the undergraduate research journal -- The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics and Society -- has announced that the journal's current issue has gone national. The 2010-11 edition includes articles from many prominent colleges and universities across the country.

UN ambassador from Bangladesh visits Penn State Abington

Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, the United Nations' ambassador from Bangladesh, visited Penn State Abington on Oct. 7 and spoke about U.N. Resolution 1325, an ambitious call for a higher level of female involvement in issues regarding amiability and protectiveness worldwide. The resolution was created 10 years ago, but substantial action has not been taken in order to fulfill its mission, Chowdhury said.

Penn State laureate Robin Becker brings her poems to Abington

The fall Cultural Arts Series at Penn State Abington continues at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Lubert Commons, 108 Lares Building when Robin Becker, the 2010 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies in the College of the Liberal Arts, will enlighten the Abington community when she brings her poetry performance to campus.

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