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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.

Formerly homeless, 'Better-Believe-Steve' inspires Abington students

"You're only one bad decision away from being homeless," said Steve Thomas, also known as Better-Believe-Steve, told the mostly student audience last month on the Penn State Abington campus. "Be careful of the choices you make and be careful of the company you keep."

Abington press conference reports on success of credit transfer system

Penn State Abington Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler welcomed State Rep. Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Gerald Zahorchak and other higher education leaders in the Commonwealth to Penn State Abington on Thursday to update the media on the success of the statewide college credit transfer system.

Don't miss the 'Summer Arts Roundup' at Penn State Abington

With the summer movies and Broadway shows about to hit the screen and stage, the Penn State Abington Cultural Arts program, "Summer Arts Roundup," is an evening not to be missed. This annual event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, in 112 Woodland Building.

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 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.