Friday, September 14, 2012
Fall semester is in full swing! What are your goals for the first semester of the 2012-2013 academic year?
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
It was a busy day full of excitement and energy as nearly 550 freshman moved onto the Penn State Altoona campus for the fall 2012 semester. Live entertainment, Creamery ice cream, and family activities took place while volunteers from the college helped move students in to their residence hall rooms. Following move-in, Penn State Altoona welcomed the class of 2016 with a weekend full of orientation events and activities from convocation to community service, tie-dying, and dancing.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Penn State Altoona held its spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Mike Reid, Penn State graduate, former Cincinnati Bengal football player, and singer/songwriter gave the commencement address and also played the piano and sang "This Road," which he re-wrote for this specific occasion.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Finals are over and summer is here! What are your big plans for the summer months?
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.