Ivy Leaf - Winter 2008
With eleven Penn State Altoona students dutifully blogging about their classes, homework, lunch menus, and random thoughts, you start to get a pretty good idea of what being a Penn State Altoona student is all about. And that was the whole idea behind creating a Weblog—or “blog”—forum.
Through these blogs, prospective students, their parents, other Penn State Altoona students, staff, faculty, and community members can gain some real insight into everything about being a Penn State Altoona student.
The student bloggers come from various backgrounds and geographic regions. They range in age and are pursuing a variety of different degrees. There is a mother-daughter team, as well as two students blogging as they study abroad.
The first blog was posted in September 2007. Since then, the blog page has become one of the ten most visited on the Penn State Altoona Web site, posting upward of 1,000 hits per day.