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Canal Jam set for Sept. 26

6.30.2015 Party like it's 1839! at the Canal-Era Music Entertainment and Summit, Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, in Gallitzin, PA....

Davis named Black Earth Institute fellow

6.24.2015 Todd Davis, professor of environmental studies and English, has been named a fellow in the Black Earth Institute, a progressive think-tank dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, ear...

Grads pen article for "Emerson Society Papers"

6.2.2015 The most recent issue of the "Emerson Society Papers," a scholarly publication, features an article by two Penn State Altoona graduates, Jennifer Cowfer and Anne Maucieri....

Sherrill's "Joy, PA" reviewed in The Guardian

6.1.2015 Steven Sherrill's newest book, "Joy, PA," was recently reviewed in The Guardian, an online, international news outlet....

Murphy receives inaugural Womack Book Award

5.11.2015 Erin Murphy, associate professor of English, has received the inaugural Fred Allen Womack and Frances Sue Zimmerman Womack Book Award for her sixth collection of poetry, "Ancilla." She was p...

PHOTOS: Faculty and Staff Awards

5.11.2015 Penn State Altoona faculty and staff members were honored for their exemplary work at the college during the annual Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony held Friday, May 8 on campus....

Photos and Video: Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony

5.11.2015 Penn State Altoona held its spring 2015 commencement ceremony Saturday, May 9 at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. 216 of the 272 graduates participated in the ceremony. Cameron Conaway, author and Penn St...

TV production class to be featured on Public Access channel

5.7.2015 Penn State Altoona's TV production class, Comm 470B, will be featured this weekend on the Public Access channel....

Zolten's Country Music Hall of Fame presentation available online

5.7.2015 A recent presentation given by Jerry Zolten at the Country Music Hall of Fame is now available at

Penn State Altoona to present summer art exhibition, Three Generations of Alumni Artists

5.7.2015 An exhibition of work by three generations of Penn State Altoona alumni will be on display June 5 - August 7, 2015, in the Sheetz and McClanahan Galleries of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing...

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Brian Black

Dr. Brian C. Black

Division Head, Professor of History and Environmental Studies
Arts and Humanities

Office: 102 Elm Building
Phone: 814-949-5244

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