Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Students and faculty from the Environmental Studies and Honors programs joined about 150 other volunteers in the first of several tree planting phases at the Flight 93 Memorial Site. The area around the memorial is reclaimed mine lands, which make for a stark, windy landscape during much of the year. Led by the National Park Service and the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the volunteers covered about twenty acres with tree saplings to help protect other trees planted in nearby memorial groves in honor of the plane's forty passengers and crew. Eventually, more than 120 acres will be reforested with about 150,000 saplings donated by both public and private partners. Joe Pizarchik, director of the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and former Penn State Altoona student, was instrumental in helping organize the Penn State Altoona volunteers.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Penn State Altoona's own Chris Woods will be opening for Big Sean and Roscoe Dash when they perform on campus Friday, April 27th. Check out a few of his sweet beats now!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Who doesn't have at least a little bit of a sweet tooth? Find out what sweet treats appeal most to Penn State Altoona students.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Saint Patrick's Day brings thoughts of rainbows, pots of gold, leprechauns, and good luck charms. What is the campus community saying about lucky charms and their power?
Monday, February 20, 2012
It was another record-breaking year for Penn State students as they raised a whopping $10,686,924.83 for THON! Penn State Altoona was responsible for nearly $83,000 of that, taking second place out of all the commonwealth campuses. Six Penn State Altoona students were chosen as dancers for the 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping marathon, a role they say is a true honor. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world donating all proceeds to The Four Diamonds Fund, which in turn benefits the Hershey Medical Center and its young patients battling pediatric cancer.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Just out from Michigan State University Press is "Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball," edited by Todd Davis, professor of English. It is comprised of essays by poets about their relationship to the game of basketball. The book includes essays by such noted poets as Pulitzer-prize winner Stephen Dunn and Quincey Troupe, and from men and women from a range of backgrounds, including Filipino American, African American, and Native American.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
On Saturday, December 17, 2011, Penn State Altoona held commencement ceremonies for the fall 2011 semester. The commencement address was delivered by Joseph Pizarchik, director of the Department of Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Penn State Altoona's Aaron building, located in downtown Altoona, is home to state-of-the-art nursing suites. Click play below to hear students and faculty members discuss the way the suites have revolutionized the nursing degree program at Penn State Altoona.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Move-In Day 2011 saw approximately 675 first-year students arrive on the Penn State Altoona campus to begin their college careers. Volunteers from all over the college helped unload belongings from cars and trucks and deliver them to residence hall rooms. Students participated in orientation activities throughout the weekend such as a barbeque, bingo, a social, Academic Convocation, a class picture, t-shirt tie-dying, and a glow dance party.
Monday, May 16, 2011
A musical montage featuring video clips from Penn State Altoona's spring 2011 commencement.