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Abington professor's new book exposes NBA betting scandal

Sean Patrick Griffin, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington and critically acclaimed author, soon will be busy with book signings and interviews as his much-anticipated book, "Gaming the Game," is released later this week. A nonfiction true-crime work, "Gaming the Game" tells the story of the recent NBA betting scandal and the Philadelphia-area professional gambler -- Jimmy Battista -- who made it happen. To watch Griffin in an interview about the book that aired on Fox 29 in Philadelphia, visit online.

Tantalizing tasting event at Abington -- a chocolate lover's delight

On Friday, Feb. 18, join 1984 alumnus and chocolate expert Rodney Snyder as he digs into the history of chocolate, reviews the factors that determine taste, explores different blends of cacao beans, and then introduces the best part of the evening -- a sampling of the many different varieties of chocolate.

High schoolers enrolled at Abington design for world's poorest kids

Children from some of the world's poorest countries will enjoy the simple pleasure of play thanks to high school seniors from eastern Montgomery County enrolled in Penn State Abington's introductory engineering class--engineering, design and graphics. Approximately twenty high school students have joined more then 200 professional architectural and engineering firms from over a dozen countries in a competition to design fun, affordable and sustainable playgrounds for children in developing nations.

Silver screen and red carpet events at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington is going Hollywood -- it's all about the movies this month at the suburban wooded campus. Join Moylan C. Mills as he moderates the Friday Night Film Series opening at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, with "Me and Orson Welles." Then at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, take a stroll down the red carpet at "The Oscars at Abington" and find out from Abington's movie guru (Mills) just who he believes will take home Hollywood's most coveted golden statues.

Personal safety is number one at Penn State Abington

At Penn State Abington, personal safety is number one -- number 4-1-1 that is. Recognizing the growing need for personal safety and awareness training, Penn State Abington's continuing education department is offering a four-part series on the in-the-news topic beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Personal Safety 4-1-1 will be taught by Victor Cooper, former director of facility and stadium security with the Philadelphia Eagles football team.

Unleash your romantic side at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington's Opera Lecture Series kicks off February -- the month dedicated to lovers -- with the passionate and universal story of Romeo and Juliet. Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, will moderate the screening of the film "Romeo et Juliette" on Sunday, Feb. 6. This acclaimed 2008 Salzburg Festival production of Gounod's sweeping and supreme opera will begin at 2:30 p.m. in 112 Woodland Building. Admission is $10, payable at the door. Light refreshments will be served at intermission.

'Doing Happiness' at Penn State Abington

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, professional speaker Matt Glowacki came to campus to show those in attendance how to find and practice happiness. Glowacki isn't your typical 'be positive' speaker, darting around the stage spewing run-of-the-mill how-to-be-happy jargon. Although he moved quickly from one end of the platform to the other, he did it in a wheelchair. Born without legs, Glowacki, 37, had plenty of advice to offer the audience about identifying happiness and sharing it with others.

Celebrate the great composers at Penn State Abington

Take refuge from the wintry weather on Friday, Jan. 28, at Penn State Abington with "Celebrate Schumann: Song of Love," marking two centuries since the birth of the German composer Robert Schumann. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, will moderate the screening of the 1947 film "Song of Love." Starring Katharine Hepburn and Paul Henreid, it explores the relationship between Schumann, his wife Clara, and Johannes Brahms. The program will be held in 112 Woodland Building. Admission is $5, payable at the door. This program is free to faculty, staff and students with a current Penn State ID.

Positive impact projects are mainstay for Abington IST classes

Joseph Oakes, senior lecturer of information sciences and technology (IST) at Penn State Abington, likes to encourage his students to work on constructive technological projects, especially those providing a positive impact on society. True to his reputation, Oakes issued this challenge to students during a recent introduction to an IST class: Come up with creative ways to use global positioning system (GPS) technology to simplify peoples' traveling experiences.

Abington alumnus named Penn State Alumni Fellow

Edward J. Fitzpatrick, who spent two years at Penn State Abington and graduated from the University in 1988, recently received Penn State's most prestigious alumni award, the Alumni Fellow Award. Fitzpatrick, one of 23 recipients of the award in 2010, was honored for his outstanding professional accomplishments.