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Students studying at Chesapeake Bay

Immersed in Bay culture

Students spent three days on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay learning how to preserve the national landmark.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Logo

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Meet four student who will share their experiences as part of a student entrepreneur panel.
Radio microphone and Distant Voices Near book cover

Connecting Over the Airwaves

For Shaheed Nick Mohammed, doing research for his latest book was “like diving into an old movie.”
Jamie White in firefighter uniform

Blazing Her Own Trail

Nursing student and volunteer firefighter Jamie White has a passion for helping others when they need it most.
Lacey Wallace and Sierra Satterfield

The Question of Concealed Carry on Campus

Faculty member Lacey Wallace and student intern Sierra Satterfield delve into students' feelings about college campus gun policies
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.

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