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University-wide survey released on students’ attitudes on sexual misconduct

Penn State Altoona released the results of a survey of students’ experiences with and attitudes about sexual misconduct today (April 13), including a finding that 13.9 percent of students reported being the victim of at least one instance or attempt of sexual assault. The results are part of a comprehensive University-wide survey conducted last fall.

A life in poetry

Patrica Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, talks poetry and the opportunities that come with being a writer.
Todd Davis

Penn State Altoona to honor its own Todd Davis with Meling Award

Todd Davis, professor of English at Penn State Altoona, will receive the Kjell Meling Award for Distinction in the Arts and Humanities at 7 p.m. April 28 in the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel. Penn State Altoona initiated the Meling Award in 2006 to honor the memory of its longtime associate dean for Academic Affairs, who passed away in 2005. The award is intended to memorialize Meling's love of literature and language and his unwavering support as an administrator for the development of Penn State Altoona's faculty as scholars and artists.
Altoona club ice hockey

Altoona club ice hockey heading to NCHA nationals

Penn State Altoona's club ice hockey team is heading to Ohio March 18-20 for its first shot at a national championship.

Penn State Altoona presents 'Scapin' as spring theater performance

Penn State Altoona will present "Scapin" as its spring theatre performance April 7 to 9, in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Barbara Corcoran

Penn State Altoona announces change to 'Shark Tank' event lineup

Barbara Corcoran will take the place of Lori Greiner at Penn State Altoona's upcoming Speaker Series event featuring stars from ABC's "Shark Tank" on March 21.
Sheetz Fellows 2016

Penn State Altoona inducts fifth class of Sheetz Fellows

Penn State Altoona celebrated the fifth class of Sheetz Fellows Feb. 27, during an induction ceremony at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

Wills for Heroes returns to Penn State Altoona

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and the Blair County Bar Association, Penn State Altoona and its Criminal Justice Organization will offer a Wills for Heroes program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 in the Cypress Building on campus.
2016 African American Read-In

Penn State Altoona to hold 2016 African-American Read-In events

The 27th annual African-American Read-In Chain will be celebrated at Penn State Altoona Feb. 14 to 15. This year's theme is "This Land: Place, Belonging, and Community in the African-American Experience."

Talk to focus on the representation of indigenous peoples in K-12 curriculum

Sarah B. Shear, assistant professor of social studies education at Penn State Altoona, will present "Hegemony (Un)bound: Representations of Indigenous Peoples in K-12 U.S. History Standards" from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.