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Amelia Earhart

Photo sparks renewed interest in Abington's Amelia Earhart

A recently unearthed photo showing blurry figures on a dock sparked renewed interest in an 80-year-old mystery: the fate of aviator Amelia Earhart, who attended an elite women’s boarding school at what is now Penn State Abington.
Abington history

Faculty member's new book marks a century at Penn State Abington

A Penn State Abington faculty member recently published an illustrated history of 100 years of education at the campus, "Penn State Abington and the Ogontz School." The author will host a book signing on Oct. 21.
Winged Victory of Samothrace

Students restore link to Abington history

Two Penn State Abington art majors under the guidance of a faculty member are meticulously restoring a decaying sculpture. The replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace — the original remains in Paris — is a link to the campus' historic past.
Winged Victory of Samothrace

Abington art statue

Mat Shetler, an art major at Penn State Abington, is restoring the campus' replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. 

Abington BSU

Penn State Abington honors black architect overlooked by history

The Penn State Abington community permanently honored prominent American and African-American architect Julian Abele who earned little recognition during his lifetime but whose work impacts the campus to this day. He designed the iconic Sutherland Building, which houses classrooms and offices.
The "Alone with the Stars" artwork

Amelia Earhart's Penn State connection inspires artist

Amelia Earhart's time at an elite boarding school once located on the current Penn State Abington site has influenced a collage by artist Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes.