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Abington conducts unofficial political survey in honor of July Fourth

In anticipation of our nation's fast approaching birthday celebration, Penn State Abington recently conducted a "nonscientific" survey on people's general knowledge of the Declaration of Independence. The results showed that Americans need to brush up on their civic knowledge.

Habitat for Humanity founder speaks of civic engagement at Abington

Penn State Abington hosted Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller on Thursday, Jan. 22, in coordination with Martin Luther King Day activities. Repeating sentiments expressed by King as well as our nation's newly elected president, Fuller spoke of the importance of civic engagement and responsibility. "Civic engagement is not just something you ought to be involved in; but it is a joyous thing," Fuller said. "It has rewards beyond any words to express how meaningful it is."

Abington professor looks at pre-wedding rituals and gender roles in new book

Weddings are a time when a woman and man pledge their unwavering devotion to each other, but the months before the big day can be quite stressful and confusing for women, according to Beth Montemurro, assistant professor of sociology at Penn State Abington. In her new book, "Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties" (Rutgers University Press), Montemurro takes a fresh look at the wedding process, offering a perspective not likely to be found in the planning books and magazines readily available to the modern bride. She focuses on bachelorette parties and bridal showers to show what these events mean to women and what they say about gender roles.

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