Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 10/14/2013


Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, October 14, 2013


The valley is alive with the sound of music

Penn State Great Valley will host the smash-hit musical "Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music," 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, The Conference Center, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, Pa. Watch the award-winning movie on a 30-foot screen and sign-along with fellow audience members. Attendees are invited to come in costume, which will be judged during the best costumes competition. Cost to attend is $8. Visit to register.  Full story

Ample opportunities await soon-to-be college grad

Penn State Brandywine senior Kanel Nang is excited for life after graduation and has a bright future ahead of him. The information sciences and technology (IST) major is working as a software developer intern for United States Liability Insurance Group (USLI), where he found he fits right in. With plans to graduate this December, the Drexel Hill native is ready to embrace the future.  Full story

Abington competition offers real-world international business experience

Penn State Abington added a twist to the formula for case competitions recently in favor of a design that provided a truly international business experience. Instead of the typical school-based division of teams, the 10 Abington students and the eight from Germany’s Hof University of the Applied Sciences were intermingled to form four teams.  Full story

NASA funds Abington science and engineering scholarships

Penn State Abington has received a grant through NASA to award eight $1,500 scholarships to students from populations underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. The scholarships require the selected students to perform three consecutive semesters of research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.   Full story

The Medical Minute: Want to get some sleep? Charge up by shutting down

Bedtime hasn’t been this difficult since you were a toddler -- throwing your tired self on the floor in a tantrum, insisting you weren’t ready for the day to end. With a smart phone in your pocket, an electronic tablet in your bag and laptops and gigantic televisions throughout your home, disconnecting for a nightly jaunt to Dreamland has become more difficult than ever –- especially for teens.  Full story