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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.

Penn State Abington student chosen to attend United Nations' sessions

Shoniqua Roach, an English major at Penn State Abington expected to graduate this spring, gained experience in the art of advocacy when the United Nations held sessions from Feb. 26 to March 6, in conjunction with meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations headquarters in New York City, N.Y. Roach is one of 20 women students chosen from across the nation to participate in the practicum, which offers an opportunity to observe how the United Nations works to address issues requiring multilateral engagement and coordinated action.

Penn State Abington students raise over $21,000 for THON

A contingent of over 30 Penn State Abington students made their way to University Park, Pa., on Feb. 19, to take part in the largest student run philanthropy in the world--the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), which raises money to fight the battle of childhood cancer. The four dancers from Abington remained on their feet for all 46 hours, joining approximately 700 other dancers from Penn State at the Bryce Jordon Center.The students of Penn State Abington raised over $21,000 "For The Kids." THON 2010 raised over $7.8 million -- approximately $400,000 more than last year's efforts.

Space still available for 'Leading in Turbulent Times' seminar

Penn State Abington is offering a free business seminar tailored to area employers. "Leading in Turbulent Times" -- a seminar that delivers contemporary, pertinent and thought-provoking ideas on leadership -- will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 10, in the Lares Building on the Penn State Abington campus.