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Internship leads to presentation opportunity at international conference

1118 hits - 2.7.2017 What began as an internship in the little town of Tyrone, PA, ended up propelling Jacob Vaughn to a huge city on the other side of the globe for an experience he could have never imagined....

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Winter Plunge 2017

669 hits - 1.30.2017 Penn State Altoona's Alumni Society held its fifth annual Winter Plunge event Saturday, Jan. 28 at Canoe Creek State Park. Seventy-four Penn State students, staff, and community members ran, jump... View Photos

Internship opportunity takes student to Vienna

455 hits - 2.13.2017 When Tyler Vasbinder got out of the army, he wanted to do something to celebrate. So he and a friend took a trip to Europe, jetting through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany. “We ...

Penn State's THON 2017 raised more than $10 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

447 hits - 2.20.2017 The $10,045,478.44 total was revealed at the close of the 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon held Feb. 17-19 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Altoona students managed to raise ...

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley serves as judge for poetry contests

445 hits - 2.3.2017 Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, was selected by the North Carolina Poetry Society to be the final judge of the 2016-2017 Lena Shull Book Contest in which she chose Jan Harringt...

C. David Kimmel named Penn State Altoona 2017 Renaissance Fund honoree

440 hits - 2.1.2017 Penn State alumnus C. David Kimmel, of Altoona, has been named Penn State Altoona’s 2017 Renaissance Fund honoree. Kimmel will be honored at a formal dinner event Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Heri...

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Photos: Winter on campus

433 hits - 2.10.2017 Winter weather has finally arrived at Penn State Altoona, and it's beautiful. Check out these shots from around campus.... View Photos

Hard Freight Submission Deadline Feb. 21

425 hits - 2.1.2017 The deadline for spring 2017 submissions to "Hard Freight," Penn State Altoona’s online student literary magazine, is Tuesday, Feb. 21 at midnight. Up to three entries per student in the c...

Emily Booz Picked ECAC Women's Swimmer, Rookie of the Week

399 hits - 2.15.2017 Penn State Altoona freshman Emily Booz (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) has been selected the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Division III Swimmer of the Week and Rookie of the Week....

"The Eighth Wonder of the World" on Houston's Astrodome wins 2017 SABR Seymour Medal

382 hits - 2.9.2017 "The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston's Iconic Astrodome," written by Robert Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack and published by University of Nebraska Press, is the winner of ...