Carol Reardon, professor of history, Civil War scholar, and Penn State laureate, discussed veterans issues while visiting Penn State Abington Oct. 8 and explained the importance of context in examining history.
Penn State, along with other universities that have a presence in the Philadelphia region, has learned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that there have been vague threats on social media of violence at "a Philadelphia area University." The FBI indicated that similarly vague threats have been made on social media across the country in the last several days.
Penn State Abington students accepted a challenge to combat sexual misconduct through relationship building and accepting conflict as a healthy aspect of intimacy. A conflict management expert explained that sexuality and friction are framed negatively, creating a toxic brew.
Eighteen engineering bachelor’s degree programs in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
Saying she "has held every job in the place" serves a pretty apt description of Gale Siegel's 40-year career at Penn State Abington. The senior director of Student Affairs, who occupied seven different offices spaces across three departments, retired in August after beginning her career as a part-time adviser in 1976.
The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education has been approved by Penn State Abington to offer a series of courses that meet requirements for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Each class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 16, Student Union Building, Beaver campus. The fee is $40 per course.
Available courses are:
-- Nov. 15: Federal Business Tax Update
-- Nov. 22: Insight into Latest PA Dept. of Revenue Tax Issue Resolution
-- Nov. 29: Unclaimed Property
William Cromar, art lecturer at Penn State Abington, was in high profile in Philadelphia last week during the opening reception of the Art in City Hall juried exhibition, "Following the Line." Two of his works in wood, ink and wax are on display in the choice position outside the highly trafficked area of the Office of the Chief Clerk. Art in City Hall exhibitions showcase contemporary artwork by professional and emerging Philadelphia artists. Cromar is one of 27 artists whose work in "Following the Line" can be viewed until Dec. 2. For more information on Art in City Hall visit http://www.phila.gov/artincityhall/ online.
The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education has been approved by Penn State Abington to offer a series of courses that meet requirements for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Each class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 16 at the Student Union Building on Beaver campus. The fee is $40 per course. To register for any course, contact Continuing Education at 724-773-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.beaver.psu.edu.
Dan Choi asked the Penn State Abington students to return with him to the so-called Triangle of Death near Baghdad, Iraq. The year is 2007.
Occasionally breaking into Arabic to set the scene, Choi described tribal reconciliation meetings he moderated as an Army lieutenant. His mission: to convince rival sects to abolish concealment, the denial of their faith by minority Muslims to preserve their jobs, homes, families and sometimes their lives.
But even as Choi encouraged Iraqi Muslims to embrace the concept of equal access for all, the West Point graduate was practicing concealment himself. His beloved career as an Arabic linguist only continued because of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the U.S. policy that prevented homosexuals from serving openly in the military.
The panelists laughed, joked and were clearly passionate about their profession. They stressed the importance of interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship and versatility. But the words debit and credit were never uttered, so it may be surprising that the dynamic career they were championing was accounting.
Karen Halnon, associate professor of sociology at Penn State Abington, never thought a student trying to wrangle extra credit would inspire a moniker for her film discussion series. But as she talked to the young man, he mentioned that sociology challenged him to "think outside the box."
Kristin Mitchell sent this text to her boyfriend: "You are being ridiculous... why can't I do something with my friends?" Hours later, he murdered her. As shocking as this already is, a twist to this story elicited gasps from the Penn State Abington students in the audience: Kristin's boyfriend had never been physically violent until the night he stabbed her to death in 2005.
With a framed picture of the smiling young woman perched nearby, Diane Kinney of Aldersgate Youth Services explained that Kristin didn't know a classic red flag for dating violence is controlling behavior. Last week, Kinney facilitated a program called "Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence," part of the wellness series offered free to Abington students.
Football, cheerleaders, Berkey Creamery ice cream, tailgating.. all of the traditional elements are lined up for Penn State Abington's homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15. Participants can meet family and friends at Abington's Nittany Lion shrine and savor a scoop of ice cream from Penn State's creamery while exploring the arts and crafts marketplace on Sutherland Plaza. Participants can have their photo taken with the Nittany Lion mascot, and face painting will be available for youth.