Penn State Altoona

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Penn State student William Moyer and the rest of the Patches crew in England in 1946. During WWII, Moyer was shot down from his plane and was a POW.

WWII letters penned from battlefield—and currently on display in the Eiche Library—show soldiers’ ties to Penn State Altoona.

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London Calling

A study abroad trip allows students to experience life in London while increasing their knowledge of British literature, culture, and history.
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Engineering Independence

Engineering students and faculty work to design an affordable alternative to remote-controlled wheelchairs.
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Penn State Altoona offers new cybersecurity degree

Penn State Altoona’s new Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations major prepares students to be leaders and experts in computer and network security.
Tom Wolf signs an executive order, making changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target gun violence in Pennsylvania.

Carolyn Mahan attends signing by Governor Wolf

On August 16, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order creating two new offices tasked with reducing gun violence in the Commonwealth.
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Commuter meal plans offer dining options for off-campus students

Penn State students who commute to campus or live in on-campus apartments have a convenient option for grabbing a meal or a snack: the Commuter Meal Plan. The plan, which is charged to the student account, has recently been expanded to three levels and is now offered at additional Penn State locations.
Summer 2019 Engineering Ahead students and faculty visit a Lockheed Martin facility

Engineering Ahead summer program gives first-year students a head start

With classes, labs, and field trips, Penn State Altoona’s Engineering Ahead program once again offered incoming first-year students a head start on their college careers.
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Laura Rotunno pens article for COVE website

COVE is a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material that also provides toolsets and inspiration for instructors to develop their own teaching modules.
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Penn State Altoona to exhibit 'Lifted and Leaden' by Kate Shannon

The exhibit will run September 9–December 15, 2019, in the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Artwork by Jeff Repko

Penn State Altoona to exhibit artwork by Jeff Repko

Repko's work will be in display in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts September 9–December 15, 2019.
Lara LaDage

Biology professor joins Undergraduate Research as fellow

Lara LaDage, associate professor of biology at Penn State Altoona, has joined Undergraduate Research for a one-year faculty fellow appointment.