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Penn State Abington hosts American Conference for Irish Studies

Penn State Abington was the host of the 2010 internationally acclaimed American Conference of Irish Studies (ACIS). The three day annual event was held May 5-8 at Toftrees Conference Center and Golf Resort, and the Penn Stater Conference Center. The theme of this year's meeting was, "Ireland: Then and Now."

Penn State Abington becomes leading authority for green IT solutions

As companies large and small realize the importance of green computing in their everyday operations, Penn State Abington will be ready to assist them. With the uncapping of electricity rates in Pennsylvania a short six months away (Jan. 1, 2011), a push for environmental responsibility, a constant need for power to run the information technology engine that provides critical business information and cost containment measures inherent in every business decision, green computing has become a necessity.

Abington's Kids and Teen College: Not your average summer camp

School kids are just a couple of short weeks away from the start of summer vacation. For students entering grades three through 12, Penn State Abington's Kids and Teen College offers weeklong, summertime programs that are fun, enriching, educational and great for the college resume. Penn State Abington's Kids and Teen College starts the week of June 28 and runs through the week of Aug. 9. Register soon to ensure placement and avoid disappointment, as camps fill up quickly.

Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet to play May 20 at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington's Spring Cultural Arts Program will present "An Evening under the Stars with the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, in the outdoor amphitheater on campus. Participants should bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for an evening of first-rate jazz from the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet. The family-friendly concert will include the music of Dave Brubeck, classic jazz standards and new music from the quartet's latest CD.

Abington Schreyer Scholar looks ahead to bright future

Kevin Milligan, 21, is no ordinary college student to take so little time to complete a bachelor of science degree in Information Sciences and Technology (IST). He was a member of the University-wide Schreyer Honors College and earned the distinctive title of University Scholar. Quite an accomplishment for any student, but especially so for one with Asperger's Syndrome -- a high functioning form of autism. Milligan and his family said Penn State Abington helped him to achieve his goals.

Formerly homeless, 'Better-Believe-Steve' inspires Abington students

"You're only one bad decision away from being homeless," said Steve Thomas, also known as Better-Believe-Steve, told the mostly student audience last month on the Penn State Abington campus. "Be careful of the choices you make and be careful of the company you keep."

Abington press conference reports on success of credit transfer system

Penn State Abington Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler welcomed State Rep. Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Gerald Zahorchak and other higher education leaders in the Commonwealth to Penn State Abington on Thursday to update the media on the success of the statewide college credit transfer system.

Don't miss the 'Summer Arts Roundup' at Penn State Abington

With the summer movies and Broadway shows about to hit the screen and stage, the Penn State Abington Cultural Arts program, "Summer Arts Roundup," is an evening not to be missed. This annual event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, in 112 Woodland Building.

Old York Road Symphony entertains at Penn State Abington

For 77 years, the Old York Road Symphony has entertained audiences throughout the region. Now, it will grace the Penn State Abington stage for the very first time. At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, in Sutherland Auditorium, the audience will hear a musical program of light classical works and Broadway tunes. Works by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be played, as well as songs from Broadway hits "West Side Story," "Wicked," "A Chorus Line" and more. Admission is free and easy parking is available.

Penn State Abington engineering students build and launch a trebuchet

Penn State Abington's trebuchet launch event was conducted by the campus' engineering club recently. Penn State nuclear engineering major Rob Schmucker and his friends designed and built the life-sized siege machine over spring break and used it to lob water balloons at Frisbee-playing undergraduates. To see a short video of the trebuchet in action, visit online.