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Alexis Puz displays her internship ID in front of the Fairfax County Sherrif's Office

Alexis Puz: Internship Spotlight

Alexis Puz shares her internship experience at the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.
Statue at the Gettysburg battlefield

History 160 students take on the battlefields of Gettysburg

Students in the Battle of Gettysburg in History Memory course took to the battlefields, becoming tour guides for their classmates.
Rebecca Strzelec and Molly Kellom talk to others on campus about roller derby

Just Roll With It

Roller derby is more than c-blocks, hip checks, and rink rash for a Penn State Altoona faculty member and student.
Kirk Kelleher standing outside Wheeling Nailers arena

Internships help land student Wheeling Nailers job

A pair of internships with hockey teams led Kirk Kelleher to a full time job with the Wheeling Nailers.
Dom Flemons

Canal Jam 2017

On Saturday, September 23, music and the environment, plus local history, come together for the 2017 Canal Jam at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site in Gallitzin, PA.
Andrew Matzik at work in one of Penn State Altoona's EMET labs

Preparing now for future defense

Andrew Matzik's internship at Northrop Grumman helped prepare him to one day develop national security systems to defend our country.
Jerry Zolten records voice overs while Frank Christopher records

Time to Lay it Down

Jerry Zolten and Academy Award-nominated producer Frank Christopher collaborate on a two-part radio show telling the story of Vietnam-era music
Nick Unis and his 3d printer

Building a Business Layer by (Thermoplastic) Layer

Using state-of-the-art technology, former student Nick Unis is turning his dream of creating and selling custom-made footwear into a reality.
Dr. Gabriel Karns, visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University, and writer and naturalist Marcia Bonta watch Elanor Bonta collect a bee.

Maintaining the Right-of-Way in the Right Way

Faculty, staff, and students partner with energy and vegetation-management representatives to measure the impact of right-of-ways on local wildlife.
A student volunteer carries supplies to a first-year student's room

Fall 2017 Move-in Day and Orientation Activities

Penn State Altoona Move In 2017 was a rainy one, but still fun and exciting.

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