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Alicia Dolan, Ian Brumbaugh, and Abigail Orr

Common Read Writing Contest winners announced

Winners were Ian Brumbaugh, Abigail Orr, and Alicia Dolan.
Jerry Zolten

Zolten's "How They Got Over" takes home prize at Chicago festival

The feature film documentary was selected as the winner in the "Killer Soundtrack" category.

Penn State Altoona University Choir and Jazz Band to perform

The groups will perform at 2:30 p.m. in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Jared Frederick

Jared Frederick to present lecture on World War II Nov. 16

The lecture, titled “Students and Soldiers: Penn State Altoona in WWII,” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Altoona Area Public Library.
Dave Bonta

Poet Dave Bonta to read from his work Feb. 20

The poetry reading will kick off the spring 2018 Hard Freight Cafe open mic event.
Jerry Zolten

Jerry Zolten to participate in international music and movie festival in Chicago

Zolten will offer a Q&A following a screening of the film "How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll."
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.”
Feather pen

Ivyside Pride to perform "More Than Just Words"

The group will perform December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and December 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Work by Penn State Altoona Visual Art Studies Students

Penn State Altoona presents work by Visual Art Studies students

The student artwork will be on display November 30 - December 8 in the McLanahan and Sheetz Galleries in the Misciagna Family Center.
Apollos' Fire

Penn State Altoona to host Apollo’s Fire baroque quartet

The group will hold a forum Dec. 1 at 3:00 p.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m.