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Professor looks at how British postal rates put a stamp on literary history

In her latest book, Laura Rotunno, associate professor of English at Penn State Altoona, explores how one piece of legislation can sometimes have unimagined impacts on a culture -- in this case, how a simple reduction in postage rates brought about important societal changes in Victorian England.

'Made to Order: The Sheetz Story' chronicles success of local business

Kenneth Womack’s latest book, "Made to Order: The Sheetz Story," is now available for purchase.

Womack publishes Beatles Encyclopedia

Kenneth Womack’s book, The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four, was recently published in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the band’s triumphant first visit to the U.S.

Bonta receives Fulbright grant to study Sri Lanka language dialect

Steven Bonta, instructor in Spanish, has received a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to study in Sri Lanka. Bonta will travel during the first half of 2015 to begin documentation of Sri Lanka Gypsy Telugu, a dialect of the Telugu language.
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."

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.