Thursday, May 23, 2013
The university released its Director's List earlier this week.
Penn State Abington released its Spring 2013 Director’s List earlier this week, which recognizes student athletes from all 14 teams who have fall semester GPAs of 3.0 and higher. The list is below. -- Mohannad Abdulrahman
Penn State’s catcher and DH are named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team.
Penn State Abington seniors Bill Parave and Mike Kerns have been named to the D3Baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team earlier this week. Parave, a designated hitter, earned first-team honors and Kerns, a catcher, landed a spot on the second team. Here’s a bit about both players: Parave, of Pennsauken, N.J., earned first-team recognition as a designated hitter after excelling at both third base and on the mound for the Nittany Lions. A First Team All-NEAC Conference selection at first base and pitcher, and NEAC Player of the Year, the senior set a Penn State Abington record this season since joining the NEAC by reaching base safely in 22 consecutive games; he also had eight multiple-RBI games. He led the Nittany Lions by batting .399, …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association will hold a panel discussion on the future of the township at Penn State Abington on Friday.
Joy Pollock, a member of the Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association, has been an Abington resident for a little over ten years. She’ll gladly say that Abington is a quality place to live, but said the township’s growth is stagnant despite housing some really big institutions. Pollock, and others, are likely hoping that a panel discussion called “Abington’s Next Century: Innovation and Growth Initiative” will help spur some forward thinking when it comes to the local economy. “Abington, many times, gets awards for being ‘very livable’ and a ‘best place to live’ and blah, blah, blah," Pollock said. "It’s all true, and if you live here, you feel that way, however, we’re not seeing growth in Abington and yet we have Penn State University and …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Check out a few of the events happening this week in Abington.
The Abington School Board will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the district’s administration building. Check back on Tuesday for the meeting’s agenda. -- The Abington Community Taskforce will hold its annual Citizens That Care Recognition Reception April 25 from on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the North Hills Country Club, 99 Station Ave., North Hills. Honorees include: The community is welcome. To add your name to the invitation list, contact Jack Murphy 267-5366-1071. -- The inaugural K-9 5K to benefit the Abington Police K-9 Unit and Citizens and Police Together (CAPT), will be held Sunday, April 28 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Registration happens at 8 a.m. at Vince Trosina State Farm, 1021 Old York Road, Abington. The …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The White House released the College Scorecard, with looks at loan repayment, costs, graduation rates and more of the nations colleges, including Manor College, Arcadia University, Penn State Abington and more.
After President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in February, the White House has released the College Scorecard. According to the WhiteHouse.gov website, "College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you." -- The average student at Arcadia University pays $24,200 a year, after grants and scholarships. A decrease of 2 percent from the institution’s 2007 to 2009 tuition costs. Families typically borrow $22,600 in Federal student loans for undergraduate study, and make payments of $260 a month over 10 years. At the Glenside institution, 4.8 percent of borrowers default on those Federal student loans within …
Friday, March 22, 2013
A Saturday workshop will explore the multitude of majors available at the local college campus.
Those considering attending Penn State Abington in the coming year, or those looking at the local college campus, are welcome to attend a special workshop on the school's majors. The Nittany Lions will welcome those seniors that have already been accepted, and discuss with them the choice of focused studies they have before them. "Please join us for an exciting day that celebrates your acceptance to Penn State Abington," said the school's website. "Tour the campus, meet other incoming students, and attend sessions regarding academic opportunities in your intended major." Representatives from Student Life, Athletics, Financial Aid, and Athletics will be at the day's workshop in order to answer any questions from the prospective and future …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Abington School District hosts a meeting to lay out a timeline for the field's renovations.
Residents who live adjacent to Memorial Field hit up the school district administration building Wednesday night to sit in on a progress report regarding the property. Most were in favor of the proposed upgrades to the languishing field. “I live on Rosemont Lane — my back fence faces the fields and I just want to know what’s going on,” Charles Greenberg said before the meeting. “I guess if they cleaned it up a little, fixed the fence and the fixed the tennis courts, that would be a good thing.” Resident Chuck Baker said, “I’m glad they’re doing something with the field. I don’t want a parking lot or a shopping center to end up there.” The school district entered into a 25-year lease agreement with Penn State Abington for Memorial Field, …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Abington School District-owned Memorial Field is slated to receive a $5 million upgrade; the rejuvenated field could be opened by August 2014.
Memorial Field — the former home of Abington graduations and current home of walkers and joggers — is slated to get an upgrade … and now there are some dates to work with. Abington School District Assistant Superintendent Leigh Altadonna announced a proposed timeline for the plan approval and construction of the new elements of Memorial Field. The district entered into a 25-year lease agreement with Penn State Abington for the field, which is on Huntingdon Road between Susquehanna Road and Rosemont Lane, in August. Rather than paying rent, the university will make about $5 million in upgrades to the facility. In return, Penn State Abington’s athletic teams will be able to practice and compete on the grounds. Penn State Abington Chancellor …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Penn State Abington junior earns another accolade.
Wednesday, February 20
Penn State Abington junior basketball player Mike Colacci, of Middlesex, N.J., earned yet another accolade this week. The Philadelphia Area Small College Basketball Association awarded the guard with the Sam Cozen Player of the Week Award. The Cozen award is bestowed upon a local basketball player who has excelled in his pursuits on the hard-court, and recipients are nominated and voted upon by a selection of the area's college and university basketball coaches at several points over the season. Colacci's play throughout the season has been exceptional, but his past two weeks have been particularly noteworthy as he was recently named the NEAC Conference Player of the Week and ECAC Division III Player of the Week for his performance during …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The sophomore basketball player from Horsham keeps raking in the accolades.
Wednesday, February 6
Penn State Abington basketball player Mike Marvin earned yet another award yesterday. The Philadelphia Area Small College Basketball Association awarded the star forward the Sam Cozen Player of the Week Award at a luncheon. The Cozen award is bestowed upon a local basketball player who has excelled in his pursuits on the hard-court, and recipients are nominated and voted upon by a selection of the area’s college and university basketball coaches at several points over the season. Marvin’s play throughout the season has been exceptional, but his past two weeks have been particularly noteworthy. The 6-foot-5 forward got Penn State Abington’s current five-game winning streak off to a strong start with an 18-point, 21-rebound performance in …