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Space still available for 'Leading in Turbulent Times' seminar

Penn State Abington is offering a free business seminar tailored to area employers. "Leading in Turbulent Times" -- a seminar that delivers contemporary, pertinent and thought-provoking ideas on leadership -- will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 10, in the Lares Building on the Penn State Abington campus.

Abington takes a behind-the-scenes look at Philadelphia Flower Show

At 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, in the banquet room in Lares Building on campus, Penn State Abington will get a covert look at what it takes to compete at the renowned Philadelphia International Flower Show. Join Diana K. Weiner, horticulture consultant at Meadowbrook Farm, as she discusses the well-orchestrated details -- including the timing, lighting, plants and plans -- of what it takes to compete in this world-renowned flower show.

Penn State Abington examines unemployment: What do we do now?

On Jan. 27, unemployment was the topic at hand for the "Penn State Abington Examines" series. Following a rocky year in the economy and job market, Abington brought in a distinguished panel of individuals who gave their insight regarding the effects of unemployment.

Professor talks about time travel at Penn State Abington

According to Ron Mallett, professor of physics at University of Connecticut, the question isn't whether time travel is possible, but instead when it will happen. On Jan. 28, at Penn State Abington, Mallett spoke to a standing-room-only crowd and captivated the audience with the story of his life-long quest to build a time machine -- a science-fiction tale based completely on physics and even proven in theory.

Penn State Abington student loses family in Haiti earthquake

As many Americans across the country want to offer assistance in some way to the devastated country of Haiti, so do the students of Penn State Abington. Unlike most Americans, though, the students of Abington have a personal connection to the tragedy. One of their own, first-year student Joezer Antoine, lost his grandparents in the earthquake. Antoine's grandparents helped to run a church/orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The church was heavily damaged and the orphanage was demolished. Luckily, all 38 orphans survived, but with no place to call home, they are sleeping outside in a field. Little aid has reached them.

'Penn State Abington Examines' series to focus on unemployment Jan. 27

Unemployment will be the next topic of discussion for Penn State Abington's ongoing series, titled "Penn State Abington Examines." The event starts at 6 p.m. on Jan. 27, in room 108 of the Lares Building. The discussion will be moderated by Judith Newman, associate professor of human development and family studies at Penn State Abington. Panelists will discuss the effects of unemployment on individuals and on society as a whole. The panel will include professionals from human resources, career development, psychology and business and economics backgrounds.

World-famous scientist to visit Penn State Abington campus

Time travel will be the topic of discussion at Penn State Abington when world renowned physicist Ron Mallett presents "Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality," at noon on Jan. 28, in room 108 of the Lares Building. Mallett, a physics professor at the University of Connecticut and a proud Penn State alumnus, will share his personal time-travel story.

Abington students continue 'the dream' on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Although Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is a holiday from classes for Penn State students, many Penn State Abington students have chosen to take the day to pitch in, helping those who need assistance as a way of honoring King's dream.

Abington to explore 'The Mysterious World of Handwriting Analysis'

Join us as Penn State Abington's spring Cultural Arts series gets started at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in 112 Woodland Building. Allan K. Grim, Jr., local (Bucks County) professional handwriting analyst and author (Martin J.H. Povser, pen name) of "Strokes"-- a comprehensive work of handwriting analysis - will present "Inside the Fascinating, Mysterious World of Handwriting Analysis." Learn the fundamentals of this scientific technique that reveals the writer's personality and character. According to Grim, over 100 personality traits can be determined from a sizable (one-to-two page) writing sample.

Space still available for hybrid courses colloquy at Abington campus

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present the first of its spring semester colloquy series on Monday, Jan. 18. As part of the Commonwealth Campus Program Initiative, this full day of professional development, hosted by Penn State Abington, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 112 of the Woodland Building on the Penn State Abington campus. The event is open to all Penn State faculty and staff at no charge.