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Monarch Butterfly

A Distant Pair of Wings

Thanks to some faculty and students, art and science came together to raise awareness of the monarch’s plight and start an effort to help the butterflies migrate.
Hard Freight spring 2017 submission date Feb. 20

Hard Freight submission deadline Feb. 20

Up to three entries per student in the categories of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and multimedia work may be submitted online.
Penn State Laureate Andrew Belser Sign

Penn State Altoona to host 2017-18 University Laureate

Andrew Belser's presentation will play on a loop from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center with a presentation at 4:00 p.m.
Jerry Zolten with Martin guitar

Jerry Zolten featured in new documentary

The film tells the story of the move of the Martin Guitar Company from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1839.

Meghan Cox to present "Shelter" at Philadelphia gallery

The solo show by the assistant teaching professor of visul art studies opens December 16.
Camerata RCO

Camerata RCO chamber ensemble to perform at Penn State Altoona

The group's visit on January 25 will include a forum at 3:00 p.m. and a performance at 7:30 p.m., both in the Misciagna Family Center.
Cover of Hard Freight fall 2017

Fall 2017 Issue of "Hard Freight" Published

The issue includes poems, short stories, essays, and artworks by current students as well as a selection by Emerging Writer-in-Residence Tom Bennitt.
Christina Seymour

English alum wins 2017 Lyrebird Poetry Prize

Christina Seymour's manuscript "When is a Burning Tree" will be published by Glass Lyre Press.
Jerrzy Zolten

Zolten assists with PBS's "Finding Your Roots" episode

The episode, tracing the ancestry of Ahmir Khalib Thompson, aka, Questlove, The Roots, airs locally on WPSU Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

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