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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.

Penn State Abington history professor is guest speaker for NAACP event

Valeria Harvell, associate professor of African American studies at Penn State Abington, was the guest speaker at an NAACP event held in Bucks County. The "College and Cultural Fair" was held Friday, March 12 at the Bucks County Technical High School in Fairless Hills.

Five-time Emmy winner speaks on success and celebrities at Abington

Martin Zied, a 1974 graduate of Penn State and successful television producer/director/writer was at Penn State Abington on March 2, sharing stories of success in the television field which he attributes to his Penn State connection. Zied told of hard-work, perseverance, focus, the perils of travel, meeting deadlines, dealing with celebrities and taking risks. With five Emmy Award statuettes decorating his Chestnut Hill home, success is definitely his reward.

Summer camp open house at Penn State Abington set for March 13

Although Penn State Abington's wooded campus is still partially snow covered at the moment, in four short months the walking paths will be bustling with kids, 'tweens and teens as the Summer 2010 Kids and Teen College gets under way beginning the week of June 28.