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New Penn State Abington dean ready to establish connections

Three things grab your attention as you enter the office of Norah Shultz, the new associate dean for academic affairs at Penn State Abington: the Phillies bobbleheads perched on the mantle and the framed rally towel from the 2008 World Series. And the third thing? Well, that would be Shultz herself: an approachable and intelligent woman with a ready smile, thoughtful observations and a hearty laugh.

Sunday hurricane update: some campuses without power

According to, Hurricane Irene caused dangerous flooding and widespread damage across southeastern Pennsylvania, leaving half a million people without power. A power outage has caused Penn State Schuylkill to close today (Sunday, Aug. 28). Penn State Abington also is closed today. That campus announced today's closure in advance of the storm. Penn State Lehigh Valley is without power and phone service, and has canceled the nursing graduation. Check for updates. No reports have been received from other Penn State campuses.

Penn State Abington's new golf coach prepares to tee off

Nelson Wax was named the new men's golf coach at Penn State Abington, director of athletics Karen Weaver announced recently. She said he brings a wealth of experience and passion to the position. The son of a champion golfer, Wax focuses on balancing fundamentals with good course management strategies. "I look forward to developing players as athletes and students, putting them in the best position to succeed," Wax said.

Literary Landings: 'Coming Home' begins laureate's monthly travelogue

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities; specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. In the first entry titled "Coming Home," read about Miller's Pennsylvania roots and join her on her "personal and public quest for self and home."

Penn State Laureate Linda Miller begins official duties, travelogue

Newly minted Penn State Laureate Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, officially started her laureate duties last month. She will be traveling throughout Pennsylvania talking about her professional area of expertise, America's Lost Generation of the 1920s. Her first excursion will be to the northwest region of the commonwealth, with stops at Penn State's DuBois, Erie, Shenango and Beaver campuses. To learn more about Miller and stay up-to-date with her travels and literary talks throughout the state check out her travelogue, "Literary Landings," at online. To watch a short video of Miller speaking about her journey of literary research that she aims to share with audiences this year, go to online.

Penn State laureate shares research's 'exciting process of discovery'

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington discusses the "seductive journey of research" in the video link "Doing research with primary documents is an exciting process of discovery when the researcher's open to the unexpected," said Miller. Watch the video and learn how Miller discovered an interesting batch of letters to F. Scott Fitzgerald during her initial research of "America's Lost Generation."

Spanish family lends international flavor to Kids and Teen College

When the Morena-Lopez family arrived from Spain this summer, they visited popular U.S. tourist destinations: Orlando, New York and... Penn State Abington. So how did a tranquil suburban college campus wind up on an itinerary with Universal Studios and the Statue of Liberty? The family planned to stay with friends in Bryn Athyn for a few weeks. A little research and much discussion with Penn State Abington's Deanna Bosley led them to decide that the campus' Kids and Teen College would help fulfill the underlying goal of their visit: immersing their three children in American language and culture.

Penn State Abington's women's tennis team wins sportsmanship award

A winning record isn't the only thing the Penn State Abington women's tennis team has to boast about: The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) recently honored them with its 2010-11 female team sportsmanship award.

Abington holds information sessions for RN to BS degree in nursing

Registered nurses who want to upgrade their skills and prepare for changes in the health-care field are invited to attend upcoming information sessions for the new registered nurse to bachelor of science degree in nursing program at Penn State Abington.

Penn State Abington librarian a-Twitter about Obama meeting

Alexia Hudson, reference and instructional librarian at Penn State Abington, participated in the first presidential Tweetup Town Hall meeting in the East Room of the White House on July 6. President Barack Obama responded to questions posed by Twitter users about the economy and jobs while Hudson and other guests tweeted their thoughts in real-time.