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Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry and Alexis Schumacher

Student achievement celebrated at annual Student Awards Ceremony

Students, faculty, and staff gathered on April 8, 2018 to celebrate achievements in scholarship, service, creative activity, student life, athletics, and more.
URCAF

Penn State Altoona students take part in annual undergraduate research fair

Ninety-one Penn State Altoona students participated in the 16th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair on April 14.
yellow warbler

Penn State Altoona to hold third annual Birding Classic

Penn State Altoona will hold the third annual Birding Classic April 14-22.
Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna appearance at Penn State Altoona postponed

Due to medical issues, Jack Hanna's scheduled appearance at Penn State Altoona on March 15 has been postponed.
Terrence Roberts

Little Rock Nine member Terrence J. Roberts to speak at Penn State Altoona

Dr. Terrence J. Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, will offer two lectures at Penn State Altoona March 19.
Altoona dancers

Altoona raises more than $53,000 for THON 2018

Penn State Altoona contributed more than $53,000 toward the $10.1 million raised for THON 2018.
African American Read-In

Penn State Altoona announces 2018 African American Read-In events

The 29th annual African American Read-In Chain will take place at Penn State Altoona on Monday, Feb. 12.
Nittany Watson Challenge

Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.
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Student Engagement Expo highlights unique extracurricular opportunities

Student engagement is like undertaking a mythic journey. As 2016-17 Penn State Laureate and Professor of Theatre Susan Russell said, β€œit begins with finding your why β€” your target penetrating four years of undergraduate study.” Russell was the keynote speaker during the 2017 Student Engagement Expo on Nov. 6, addressing an audience of more than 250 individuals eager to make their mark on the University and global community.

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