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Heard at Abington: 'America, Take That Vacation!'

Lonnie Golden, Professor of Economics at Penn State Abington, finds that many Americans work through their vacations.
MBA student outside the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern

Tailored to professionals, Great Valley’s MBA offered across Philadelphia region

Working adults across southeastern Pennsylvania can receive an AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration from Penn State — customized to their needs and conveniently located to work or home. In addition to their campus in Malvern, Penn State Great Valley now offers its MBA in Abington, Philadelphia, and Reading.
W.W. Smith

W.W. Smith Trust awards $103,000 for Abington, Brandywine student scholarships

The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust awarded a combined grant of $103,000 for student scholarships to Penn State Abington and Penn State Brandywine. Scholarships up to $7,000 will be available to qualified full-time students at both campuses with unmet financial need.
Charles Ormsby

Data science expert to teach at Penn State Abington

An international data science expert will teach a course this fall with Penn State Abington Continuing Education on maximizing data performance. Charles W. Ormsby III will train business people to organize and interpret the data their organizations collect and make robust business decisions. The course runs Thursdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 15. Registration is required.
Beauty and the burn

Beauty and the Burn: Abington professor examines tanning behaviors, attitudes

Penn State Abington psychology professor Meghan Gillen explores the culture of tanning in America.
Photo of the front of Old Main at University Park

Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.
Newcombe Foundation

Newcombe Foundation awards $25,000 for Abington student scholarships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded a grant of $25,000 to Penn State Abington as part of the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Students program. The award is for students age 25 or older who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degrees, have completed at least half the requirements toward their degrees, and have unmet financial need. Penn State Abington will match the funds 1:1, for a total impact of $50,000 in scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Faculty edit, contribute to book on tourism, health and protected lands

Penn State faculty members edited and contributed to the newly published book, “Tourism, Health, Wellbeing and Protected Areas,” which focuses on global evidence that shows parks and other protected areas contribute to a healthy society and therefore increases the importance of cultural and nature-based tourism.
Glenn Sterner

Penn State researchers hope website humanizes, helps others affected by opioids

“Share Your Opioid Story” is an initiative designed to raise public awareness of the impact of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and empower Pennsylvanians affected by the epidemic to talk openly about the effects of opioid addiction. Stories of individuals, family members and friends affected by the epidemic can be found — and shared — online at
Abington Kids & Teen College

Abington camps can help stem summer learning loss

Parents and caregivers can combat summer learning loss with a variety of educational and enrichment opportunities at Penn State Abington Kids & Teen College.