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Abington campus celebrates 60 years of Penn State pride

Penn State Abington will be celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout the 2010-11 academic year. The kick-off event will be held at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 24, near the duck pond on the wooded campus. Faculty, staff and students can join the party and share birthday cake and ice cream while Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler and Student Government President Brian Martinowich reflect on the past and contemplate the future for this growing Penn State campus. Attendees will receive a commemorative photo collage poster with more than 100 images depicting campus life throughout the years.

University continues emergency response work at campuses

With the scope of campus safety and security becoming more complex across the nation, Penn State undertook an analysis of 21 of its 24 campuses to assess each location's emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Penn State's 19 Commonwealth campuses as well as the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa., and the Great Valley campus are all part of the University's ongoing examination of emergency operations.

Abington lecturers speak at 'Faculty of the Future' conference

Two lecturers from Penn State Abington -- Steven N. Pyser and Ronald Costello -- enlightened the attendees of the Faculty of the Future Conference held at Bucks County Community College on June 4 by revealing the magic behind successfully teaching with an online learning community.

Abington's 94-year-old Sutherland Building gets a facelift

For the first time in its nearly 100 year history the Sutherland Building on the campus of Penn State Abington is getting a facelift. The planned changes will indeed give a new look and presence to the building, but will have very little impact on the structure of the building itself. According to Dale Hollenbach, chief operating officer at Abington, the design calls for minor changes to the front entrance and the addition of a handicapped accessible entrance on the north side of the building. "All the other changes essentially enhance the front lawn and the approach to the building by adding a more formal plaza area where mostly blacktop paths previously existed," he said.

Penn State Abington hires Chris Potash as men's basketball coach

Penn State Abington recently hired Chris Potash as its next men's basketball coach. Potash had been an assistant coach at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) since 2008.

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.