News Top 10

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732 hits - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Discovering her Homeland

Each year, about 20,000 young Jewish men and women from all over the world make a pilgrimage of sorts to their ancestral homeland of Israel through a program called Taglit-Birthright Israel. Amber Smi...

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604 hits - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Winner of Student Trading Club Competition Receives $500 Award

Nikolay Ovchinnikov, a first-year student from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, is the winner of the 2014 spring semester Penn State Altoona Trading Club competition. Ovchinnikov, who plans to major in finance, ...

497 hits - Monday, April 7, 2014

Todd Negola presents "Psychology and the Criminal Mind" Apr. 16

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Dr. Todd Negola will present "Psychology and the Criminal Mind" at 6 p.m. in rooms 101-103 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Alto...

432 hits - Thursday, March 27, 2014

PHOTOS: Alternative spring break trips

Penn State Altoona students were once again afforded the opportunity to take part in a variety of alternative spring break trips through the college this year, in the United States and abroad....

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381 hits - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PHOTOS: A Seat at the Table

Penn State Altoona offered a successful exhibit of A Seat at the Table March 30 – April 1 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The Seat at the Table installation is the result of a ye...

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348 hits - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Womack's "Playing the Angel" earns first place honors

Kenneth Womack has earned First Place honors in the contemporary fiction category from the Texas Association of Authors for his novel "Playing the Angel," which was published by Stephen F. A...

312 hits - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Annual Research and Creativity Fair Announces Winners

Penn State Altoona held its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair Saturday April 12. First held in 2003, the goal of the fair is to showcase to the entire college community the ex...

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312 hits - Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fifth Annual History Encampment set for Apr. 18

The Penn State Altoona History degree program and History Society will host its fifth history encampment on campus throughout the day on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the lawns outsi...

301 hits - Thursday, March 27, 2014

Penn State Altoona offers 5k Fun Run Apr. 13

Students Advocating for Disability Awareness (SADA) and the Greek Community-sponsored philanthropy, Bounce, will co-host a Fun Run at Penn State Altoona April 13 at 12:30 p.m....

281 hits - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dance Team wins first place at competition

The Penn State Altoona Dance Team recently won first place at the Showstopper Regional Competition held in Pittsburgh March 1 - 2. The team performed a jazz number, In the Mix, choreographed by team c...