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Penn State Abington examines transformational leadership

On the evening of Oct. 13, Penn State Abington treated its community guests to a panel discussion on a topic crucial in today's world: transformational leadership. What are the traits of a good leader? What are companies looking for in new hires? What's it like to manage generation Xers and Yers? What about politics in the workplace? How do you take criticism constructively? Questions ranged from global management to blue collar management. All of this and more was addressed by a panel of successful Penn State alumni.

Abington's first international intern at SAP World Headquarters

Ronak Patel, a fourth year information sciences and technology (IST) major, is the first Penn State Abington student to participate in an international internship at SAP World Headquarters -- the world's leading provider of business software -- in Walldorf, Germany. During a Skype interview conducted between the Abington campus and Heidelberg, Germany where Patel currently lives, Patel relayed his incredible international experience.

Friday Night Film Series begins Oct. 15 at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington's Cultural Arts event, Friday Night Film Series, takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, in 112 Woodland Building featuring the French thriller, "Roman de Gare."

Heated immigration debate at Penn State Abington chills room

Penn State Abington hosted a heated immigration debate on Tuesday, Sept. 28, where Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), squared off against human rights activist Enrique Morones, founder of the humanitarian organization, Border Angels. A chill penetrated the room as the two debaters launched fiery barbs across the room at each other. Digging deeper into their entrenched positions, it was plain to see how the topic of immigration is polarizing this country.

Leading the Green Challenge Conference set for Nov. 8 at Great Valley

The Penn State Leading the Green Challenge Conference will take place on Monday, Nov. 8, at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern, Pa. This daylong conference is designed to provide Penn State faculty, staff and students with the latest information about "greening" the workplace, including basic technical knowledge about energy, waste, water, green purchasing and transportation, as well as how to turn events, offices and homes "green." The conference is a result of a unique collaboration among the Penn State Office of Human Resources, the Campus Sustainability Office and the Office of Physical Plant. Registration is open to Penn State faculty, staff and students.

Abington celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with actor Esai Morales

Did you know that salsa has overtaken ketchup as the most used condiment in America? Esai Morales, a well-known Hollywood actor who celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with Penn State Abington students on Sept. 16, believes there should -- and can -- be much more to the Hispanic/Latino impact on social culture than just the spicy red stuff. A very passionate and inspiring speaker, Morales highlighted other ways that Hispanic and Latino culture impacts Hollywood, the arts, family and society in general. By covering topics from education to immigration, Morales had much to share with the student audience.

City Rhythm Orchestra swings into Penn State Abington

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, in Sutherland Auditorium, the "Best of the Burbs" City Rhythm Orchestra will have the audience dancin' in the aisles to the music of Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. An unforgettable evening is in store when the 15-piece big band along with vocalist Steve Ritrovato revive the glory days of Ol' Blue Eyes and the Count on stage at Penn State Abington. This is a Penn State Abington 60th anniversary special event. Admission is $5, payable at the door. Seating is limited. Register today for this night-to-remember by calling 215-881-7800. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Penn State Abington students examine 'The Line'

Where is your line? Line of consent, that is. That was the question of the day on Thursday, Sept. 9, when sexual assault victim and filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman captivated Penn State Abington's student audience with her personal journey from rape victim to activist as told through her 2009 documentary film, "The Line."

Cultural arts events take center stage at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington's Cultural Arts Series kicks off the fall season this weekend, Sept. 24-26, with two intriguing events.

Penn State Abington first-year student earns diversity scholarship

Theophilis 'T.J.' Chukwueke, a first semester honors student at Penn State Abington, is 2010's worthy recipient of the Actuarial Foundation's Diversity Scholarship. Chukwueke is one of only 24 students nationwide -- and one of only eight first-year students -- to receive this prestigious award.