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Through the lens

Entrepreneur and business marketing major Jordan McCall sees his future sharpen through the camera lens
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This 1942 U.S. Army photo shows a typical field pharmacy that chemists like Hengst worked in.

Former Penn State Altoona student Clarence Hengst served as a World War II army chemist, keeping in touch via handwritten letters with campus director Robert Eiche.

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Changing the Message

Professor Patricia Jabbeh Wesley combines her love of writing and teaching with her love for her homeland through the Young Scholars of Liberia educational initiative.
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Showing their pride

Penn State Altoona’s Pride Alliance joins with the community to hold the first Pride Parade in the city.
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Finding a niche in nature

Laura Palmer, associate professor of biology, finds peace by mixing work and hobbies.
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Mitch Albom

Penn State Altoona to host bestselling author Mitch Albom

As part of the Penn State Altoona Distinguished Speaker Series, bestselling author and sports writer Mitch Albom will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Students and studio staff look on at a live broadcast at the WTAJ news studio

Communications students get hands-on experience in local television studio

On Nov. 12, students in Penn State Altoona’s communications degree program visited the WTAJ television studio in Altoona. Students attended the live 6 p.m. news broadcast in the control room, allowing them to see how the people behind the scenes produce a live show.
Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona

'Come to the cabaret': Voice students to present Titelman Cabaret on Dec. 5

Penn State Altoona will host a "Titelman Cabaret" with students of Voice 110J at noon on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Avery Heisey

Penn State Altoona's Heisey takes AMCC Women’s Swimmer of the Week honors

Penn State Altoona freshman Avery Heisey was selected the AMCC Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday, Nov. 18.
Alexis Cannistraci

Altoona basketball player Alexis Cannistraci named AMCC Player of the Week

Penn State Altoona women’s basketball junior guard/forward Alexis Cannistraci was selected the AMCC Player of the Week on Monday, Nov. 18 for her performance last week.
C. David Kimmel

Penn State Altoona receives endowed fund from long-time employee, supporter

The C. David Kimmel Intercollegiate Athletics Enhancement Endowment will be used in support of the college’s Division III athletics teams and benefit student-athletes in perpetuity.
Grace Dangelo

Penn State Altoona Athletics recap Nov. 12-18

Penn State Altoona offers results and highlights from varsity athletics Nov. 12-18.
Holiday Craft Rudolph

Penn State Altoona to host Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 10

Altoona Benefiting THON, with the help of the Center for Student and Civic Engagement, will host a Holiday Craft Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from noon to 2 p.m.
Autumn leaves in a stream

Notes from the Allegheny Front podcast features 'Memory Care'

With his mother in a memory-care unit, struggling with dementia, Penn State Professor Todd Davis considers how we remember our attachment to the natural world.