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Abington holds information sessions for RN to BS degree in nursing

Registered nurses who want to upgrade their skills and prepare for changes in the health-care field are invited to attend upcoming information sessions for the new registered nurse to bachelor of science degree in nursing program at Penn State Abington.

Penn State Abington librarian a-Twitter about Obama meeting

Alexia Hudson, reference and instructional librarian at Penn State Abington, participated in the first presidential Tweetup Town Hall meeting in the East Room of the White House on July 6. President Barack Obama responded to questions posed by Twitter users about the economy and jobs while Hudson and other guests tweeted their thoughts in real-time.

Author to discuss NBA betting scandal on 'Conversations'

In 2007, the sports industry was stunned to discover the illegal gambling conspiracy created by then-NBA referee Tim Donaghy and professional gambler Jimmy Battista. Battista never spoke with federal authorities and much of his role in the scandal has remained a mystery ... until now. In the new book, "Gaming the Game: The Story of the NBA Betting Scandal," Penn State criminal justice expert Sean Patrick Griffin reveals information divulged by Battista himself about the intricate workings of the scheme. Griffin will discuss the book on the next episode of "Conversations from Penn State." The show will air at 9 p.m. this evening (July 14) on WPSU-TV. It also will air at noon on Monday, July 18, on the Big Ten Network, and can be viewed at online.

Abington's athletic director receives University of Penn honor

Karen Weaver, director of athletics at Penn State Abington, has been honored with the Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE) Recent Alumni/Early Career Award of Merit. This award recognizes a Penn GSE graduate who has shown outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and Graduate School of Education prior to their 10th reunion year and is setting an inspirational example for future alumni of Penn GSE.

Abington's outstanding graduate Cataldo-future as bright as her smile

Do you know someone who can literally light-up a room with a bright smile and engaging personality? Someone who can make a stranger feel at home in an unfamiliar place? Penn State Abington was lucky enough to have Angelisa Cataldo, 21, light up the campus for the past four years while she was earning her bachelor of science degree in business. In a recent interview, Cataldo reflected upon her years at Penn State Abington and enthusiastically attributed the campus community with her personal transformation from shy girl to extrovert.

At 80, Annette Robinson graduates with honors from Penn State Abington

The word "impossible" is not in Annette Robinson's vocabulary, but "perseverance," "can-do" and "inspire"? Now those are words that personify her. Robinson, 80, recently donned a cap and gown and accepted her 30-years-in-the-making bachelor of arts degree from Penn State Abington on May 13.

Abington student murdered days before donning his cap and gown

Mohan Varughese, 23, was senselessly murdered on Monday evening, May 9 in Philadelphia -- just four days shy of receiving his bachelor's degree from Penn State Abington. While visiting his girlfriend, a student at Temple University, Varughese was shot three times by an assailant intent on stealing his bright red Kawasaki motorcycle. His devastated family has gone from planning a graduation party to planning a funeral.

Penn State Abington's annual outdoor jazz concert set for May 19

Warm breezes, cool water ice and toe-tapping music set the tone for "An Evening Under the Stars with the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Penn State Abington. The concert begins with the Abington Junior High School 40-member competitive student band, A-Town Jazz, led by Penn State and Blue Band alum, David Wetherill. At 7 p.m., the acclaimed Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet returns to the stage at Penn State Abington's outdoor amphitheater. The band features Eric Mintel on piano; Nelson Hill on alto sax, flute and soprano sax; Dave Antonow on electric bass; and Dave Mohn on drums.

Abington English professor named 2011-12 Penn State laureate

Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, has been named the Penn State laureate for 2011-12. The Penn State laureate is a full-time faculty member in the humanities or fine arts who is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences. Miller is the fourth person to hold the title and the first to be named from a Penn State campus other than University Park.

Abington alumnus joins race for Philadelphia City Council

It wasn't that long ago that Philadelphia native Isaiah Thomas '07 was taking classes and shooting hoops at the picturesque campus of Penn State Abington. Today, he's busy knocking on doors trying to get the word out to his Olney neighbors that he's their man for City Council. If Thomas makes it to City Hall, he'll join another Penn State alumnus in city politics, Seth Williams '89, Philadelphia's district attorney. To read the full story see Karen Heller's recent column in the Philadelphia Inquirer online at