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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyB0yAgwfoM&feature=player_embedded# online.

Friday Night Film Series set from April 30 at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington's Cultural Arts event, Friday Night Film Series, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30, in room 112 of the Woodland Building on campus, featuring the dance film, "The Red Shoes."

Penn State Abington's competitive student art show winners announced

The winners of Penn State Abington's Bertha Lear Art Exhibition, an annual student art show, were recently announced. The works in this exhibition represent a wide range of study -- from students enrolled in general education courses, courses for non-art majors, and students majoring in art and integrative arts.

Outdoor robot contest and exhibit to take place a Penn State Abington

For over a decade, Abington Bank has been a premiere sponsor of the challenging robotics events held at Penn State Abington. The bank will continue their community support from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, for Abington's "Mini Grand Challenge 2010-Suburban Challenge," an autonomous, outdoor, ground robot contest and exhibit. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the first place team.

Penn State Abington receives coveted 'No Place For Hate' designation

On the beautiful, summer-like morning of April 7 in front of the lion shrine, Penn State Abington's chancellor, Karen Wiley Sandler, accepted the award recognizing the Abington campus as a "No Place For Hate" location. This is the fourth year in a row for the Abington campus to receive this coveted designation given out by the Anti-Defamation League. Michaela Pommells, assistant director of "No Place For Hate" Philadelphia, was on hand to present the re-certification in front of a crowd of faculty, staff and students.

Penn State Abington showcases a weekend of cultural arts events

Calling all cultural arts junkies: If movies and opera are your personal passion, then Penn State Abington is the place to be this weekend. The cultural arts double-header begins when the Friday Night Film Series takes place at 7:30 p.m., April 16, in 112 Woodland building, with the award-winning movie "The English Patient." Then at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, also in 112 Woodland building, the Afternoon with the Arts Opera Lecture Series will feature "La Traviata."

'Your education doesn't end when you graduate,' said Abington alumnus

Penn State Abington alumnus Daniel Murray, senior vice president of finance, strategy and mergers and acquisitions for Comcast Interactive Media, was on campus last month relaying real-life business stories and career advice to assistant professor Shruti Gupta's senior level global marketing class.

Penn State Abington student art exhibition at Abington Art Center

Penn State Abington senior art and integrative arts majors will stage and exhibit their work on April 7 through April 18 at the Abington Art Center. The public can join the artists at the opening reception of the student exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 7. Light refreshments will be served at the event; to register, call 215-881-7800.

'Sex and the City' and 'In Her Shoes' authors talk shop at Abington

Candace Bushnell, author of "Sex and the City," and Jennifer Weiner, author of "In Her Shoes," both wildly popular writers of books that speak to women of all generations, shared the stage on March 19, relaying funny and inspiring stories to the mostly female student audience. The lecture was the premiere event for Penn State Abington's celebration of Women's History Month.

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