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Faculty book on Houston's Astrodome wins 2017 SABR Seymour Medal

"The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston's Iconic Astrodome," written by Robert Trumpbour, associate professor of communications at Penn State Altoona, and Kenneth Womack, has received the 2017 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal, which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year.
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Fredina Ingold to be Inducted to ECAC Hall of Fame

Retired Penn State Altoona Director of Athletics Fredina M. Ingold will be inducted into the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Hall of Fame.
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New Penn State center to examine sports in society

Leveraging dozens of faculty with an academic and research interest in sports, Penn State on Nov. 14 announced the creation of the Center for the Study of Sports in Society. The center will be charged with supporting research, teaching, public programs and service across Penn State related to the study of sport and its cultural, economic and social impact.