Penn State Altoona

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September 28, 2019
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Finding the Key—and the Gate

Ayodeji Odetola and Devon Reed step up to the challenge of artificial intelligence drone racing.
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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Gabrielle Davidson reflects on her undergraduate career at Penn State Altoona and why it will always be home to her.
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Group photo of the class of 2023

The college welcomed the class of 2023 with fun events and activities throughout Welcome Weekend including academic convocation, volunteer activities, Playfair, a class photo, tie-dying, lawn games, crafts, and Casino Night.

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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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Pride Parade

Penn State Altoona student group to hold Pride Parade

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Penn State Altoona Pride Alliance will host a parade and celebration Friday, October 11, 2019, in downtown Altoona.
Erin C. Murphy

Erin Murphy nominated for anthology and Academy of American Poets prize

Murphy’s poem “The World is a Scented Handkerchief” has been nominated for inclusion in "The Orison Anthology." Her most recent book of poetry has been nominated for the Lenore Marshall Award sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.
Lara LaDage

STAR Series kicks off Sept. 26 with presentation by Lara LaDage

Lara LaDage, associate professor of biology, will present "Pedagogy within the undergraduate research experience."
Coffee with a Cop Graphic

Penn State Altoona to host National Coffee with a Cop Day event

Penn State Altoona police officers will be in the Slep Student Center on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Hitachi visit 1

Gift from Hitachi Rail STS benefits Rail Transportation Engineering program

A gift to Penn State Altoona's Rail Transportation Engineering program by Hitachi Rail STS is helping students train for managing passenger and freight rail traffic.
Todd Davis

Todd Davis discusses poetry on 'Contemplify' podcast

Davis discusses his new book "Native Species," reads poems from several of his poetry collections, and meditates on religion, spirit, and the environment.
José Galvez

Penn State Altoona presents exhibit by José Galvez

Work by the photographer and speaker will be displayed Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center.
Students of various ages attending a business seminar

Penn State Altoona offers Business Bootcamp

The Business Bootcamp will provide entrepreneurs of all stages of development with the resources and education they need to turn their ideas into successful businesses.