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Amelia Earhart: Pseudo-Alumna

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart earned her place in aviation history, wrote books, championed women’s rights, and attended Penn State. Sort of.

Back in her days as a teenage groundling, Earhart attended the Ogontz School for Young Ladies near Philadelphia. After two years, she abandoned her studies to become a nurse in Canada circa 1917. The flying shtick came later.

Here’s where everything gets wild… in 1950, the Ogontz School became Penn State Ogontz, which we now call Penn State Abington! She’s practically one of us!

As The Penn Stater reminded us, Amelia the movie recently arrived in theaters. Does the Nittany Lion make an appearance?

If you love Amelia Earhart and happen upon Penn State Abington this weekend, check out this presentation that explores her roots.

Keep it real, Amelia.

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Interested in food, music, and a good cause? Come to the HOINA Spaghetti Dinner tomorrow evening to satisfy these three interests and more.


The price of $7 includes dinner, dessert, and live instrumental music, ranging from a viola quartet to traditional Indian kirtans.


Homes of the Indian Nation (HOINA) is a nonprofit organization which runs an orphanage and school in Andhra Pradesh, India. All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit the orphans themselves.


Learn more about the event after the jump.

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