Ashlery Schreyer with her parents

Turning Grief into Good

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Alumna Ashley Schreyer is using her own grief to spread awareness and education about suicide and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
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Cairsty DePasquale and Jordan Wolfkill study the movements of zebrafish

Going with the Flow

Cairsty DePasquale and student research assistant Jordan Wolfkill use zebrafish and a newly constructed swim tunnel to conduct research on exercise and the brain.
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Latsko-Lockhart pictured with the first 10 girls to participate in the Global Give Back Circle.

Giving Back Globally

Alumni spotlight on Linda Latsko-Lockhart, founder and CEO of the Global Give Back Circle, a non-profit designed to help at-risk girls realize their leadership potential.
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Get to know Penn State Altoona!

Check out our two big fall visitation events: Explore Life at Penn State Altoona on September 22 and Penn State Day Fall Open House on October 20.
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LiveWire online magazine seeking submissions for fall 2018

LiveWire, Penn State Altoona's online media magazine, is accepting art, photography, video, news essays, articles, and animation submissions from students and staff. Submission deadlines for fall 2018 are September 27 and November 2.
Book Cover: Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions by Edit Toth

Edit Toth authors book on design and visual culture

Edit Toth, part-time lecturer in art history, has published the book "Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions."
Cover of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Give it a Chance! Student blogs highlight "Exit West"

Blogging for a first year honors course, students are exploring how Mohsin Hamid's "Exit West," the 2018-2019 Common Read book that uses loaded and sometimes divisive names in striking and sometimes unexpected ways.
A trail at Chimney Rocks, Blair County, PA

Penn State Altoona aids in Chimney Rocks service-learning project

Penn State Altoona is the link between a Blair County Planning Commission and University Park service-learning project at Chimney Rocks Park in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

Penn State Altoona receives $1.6 million gift from Datric Inc.

Datric Inc. has gifted its Agile Data Suite – Enterprise Ontology Management System (ADS-EOMS) to Penn State Altoona.
Peter Hopsicker (left) is congratulated by Dr. Alun Hardman, presdient of the IAPS

Hopsicker receives service award from international sports association

Peter Hopsicker was awarded the 2018 Heather Reid Distinguished Service Award by the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS).
Carlos Andrés Gómez

"Def Poet" Carlos Andrés Gómez to speak at Penn State Altoona

Award-winning spoken word poet Carlos Andrés Gómez, star of HBO’s "Def Poetry" and Spike Lee's "Inside Man," will perform Monday, September 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center.
Student studying abroad

Altoona Expo set for Sept. 20

A showcase for students who have taken part in study abroad or study away, undergraduate research or creative activities, internships or clinical work, community-based studies, or related work organized through student clubs.
Payton Guelich

Penn State Altoona athletics round-up: Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

Penn State Altoona offer scores and results for varsity athletics from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6.