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Abington celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with actor Esai Morales

Did you know that salsa has overtaken ketchup as the most used condiment in America? Esai Morales, a well-known Hollywood actor who celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with Penn State Abington students on Sept. 16, believes there should -- and can -- be much more to the Hispanic/Latino impact on social culture than just the spicy red stuff. A very passionate and inspiring speaker, Morales highlighted other ways that Hispanic and Latino culture impacts Hollywood, the arts, family and society in general. By covering topics from education to immigration, Morales had much to share with the student audience.

City Rhythm Orchestra swings into Penn State Abington

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, in Sutherland Auditorium, the "Best of the Burbs" City Rhythm Orchestra will have the audience dancin' in the aisles to the music of Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. An unforgettable evening is in store when the 15-piece big band along with vocalist Steve Ritrovato revive the glory days of Ol' Blue Eyes and the Count on stage at Penn State Abington. This is a Penn State Abington 60th anniversary special event. Admission is $5, payable at the door. Seating is limited. Register today for this night-to-remember by calling 215-881-7800. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Penn State Abington students examine 'The Line'

Where is your line? Line of consent, that is. That was the question of the day on Thursday, Sept. 9, when sexual assault victim and filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman captivated Penn State Abington's student audience with her personal journey from rape victim to activist as told through her 2009 documentary film, "The Line."

Cultural arts events take center stage at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington's Cultural Arts Series kicks off the fall season this weekend, Sept. 24-26, with two intriguing events.

Penn State Abington first-year student earns diversity scholarship

Theophilis 'T.J.' Chukwueke, a first semester honors student at Penn State Abington, is 2010's worthy recipient of the Actuarial Foundation's Diversity Scholarship. Chukwueke is one of only 24 students nationwide -- and one of only eight first-year students -- to receive this prestigious award.

Penn State Abington puts out welcome mat for community

Looking for some educational and cultural enrichment this fall? Then living close -- or even not so close -- to Penn State Abington is a genuine advantage to those who want to keep learning long after their faded diplomas have been packed away. The wooded campus of Penn State Abington in Montgomery County has much to offer its neighbors in the surrounding communities. Beginning in September many free or low cost classes and cultural events will be offered to whet even the most intellectual of appetites.

'The Lion Roars' for Penn State Abington

Comcast subscribers in the greater Abington area can tune in to "The Lion Roars," a new talk show-format television series all about Penn State Abington. The shows will air every Thursday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Comcast Cable channel 190. A new show begins the first Thursday of each month, which is then rebroadcast each Thursday for the remainder of the month. "The Lion Roars" season starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2.

Cooperative Extension offers educational programs for area gardeners

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Chester County has announced a new outreach effort to provide support to the area's community gardens. Penn State Master Gardeners will now offer free on-site educational programs to help community gardeners get the most from their plots.

Penn State receives more than $129 million to lead energy team

Penn State researchers will receive $129 million over the next five years from several federal sources, including the Department of Energy, and an additional $30 million from Pennsylvania to develop ways to make buildings more energy efficient. The funds will create an Energy Innovation Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which will involve a substantial number of researchers from academe, the private sector and two national laboratories in a concerted effort to save energy, cut carbon pollution and position the United States at the forefront of the industry.

Abington campus celebrates 60 years of Penn State pride

Penn State Abington will be celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout the 2010-11 academic year. The kick-off event will be held at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 24, near the duck pond on the wooded campus. Faculty, staff and students can join the party and share birthday cake and ice cream while Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler and Student Government President Brian Martinowich reflect on the past and contemplate the future for this growing Penn State campus. Attendees will receive a commemorative photo collage poster with more than 100 images depicting campus life throughout the years.