News Top 10

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Student Spotlight: Rachel Fowkes

1016 hits - 9.23.2016 Rachel Fowkes had no intention of attending any college other than Penn State. In fact, it was the only college that she applied to. “It’s all I knew and all I ever wanted, it was my dream school....

Ruggles Selected AMCC Women's Tennis Player of the Week

976 hits - 9.19.2016 On Monday, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced that Penn State Altoona freshman Annie Ruggles (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg) was its women's tennis Player of the Week....

Mahan appointed by Gov. Wolf to state-wide advisory council

756 hits - 9.21.2016 Carolyn Mahan, professor of biology and environmental studies and co-coordinator of the Environmental Studies degree program at Penn State Altoona, has been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to the Gover...

Jabbeh Wesley's latest book hits the shelves

601 hits - 9.13.2016 Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, has published her fifth book of poems, "When the Wanderers Come Home," which documents post-war Liberia and the struggles of that coun...

Trumpbour and Womack Co-author Book on Houston’s Iconic Astrodome

447 hits - 9.13.2016 Robert Trumpbour, associate professor of communications at Penn State Altoona, and Kenneth Womack, former senior associate dean of Academic Affairs at Penn State Altoona, have authored "The Eight...

Hard Freight submission deadline October 18

407 hits - 9.28.2016 The deadline for fall 2016 submissions to Hard Freight, Penn State Altoona’s online student literary magazine, is Tuesday, October 18 at midnight. Up to three entries per student in the categories o...

Davis's poetry presented in readings and online

360 hits - 9.13.2016 Todd Davis, professor of English and environmental studies, recently offered poetry readings at Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore in Missoula, Montana; at the Beargrass Writing Retreat in Greenough, Monta...

Penn State Altoona to host yoga Grandmaster Adam Nguyen

350 hits - 9.21.2016 Penn State Altoona will host yoga Grandmaster Adam Nguyen on Saturday, October 15 for a yoga workshop and a screening of the film <em>Eyes of the Roshi</em> in which he stars....

Black speaks at Max Planck Institute, Berlin

305 hits - 9.13.2016 Brian Black was a recent invited speaker at the workshop "Resources and Economies of Knowledge in the Anthropocene,” which was held at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for the History of Sc...

Malone Picks Up AMCC Defensive Player of the Week Honor

247 hits - 9.14.2016 Penn State Altoona sophomore goalkeeper Molly Malone (Altoona, PA/Altoona) was selected as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Defensive Player of the Week in women's soccer on Mo...