A Chinchilla in Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

In Search of Chinchillas

Professor Carolyn Mahan started out looking for wild chinchillas in Peru—believed to be extinct—and instead found half a dozen species of other rare wild mammals.
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Guest speaker Brian Kinney from The Barn at Lemont

The Flavors of Life

In the HIST 111: American Food System: History, Technology, and Culture course Julie Rockwell introduces students to regional foods across the United States, exploring where food originates, why certain foods appear in certain places, how food is processed, and why it ends up on our plates.
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The Dark Cliffy Spot

A Study in Place

"Reading Shaver’s Creek," edited by Ian Marshall, provides the perfect introduction to Shaver’s Creek, part of Penn State’s 7,000-acre Stone Valley Experimental Forest.
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Erin C. Murphy

Erin Murphy named poetry editor of national literary journal

Erin Murphy, professor of English, has been named poetry editor of "The Summerset Review," a national literary journal.
2018 City Lights photo

City Lights: Experience the ingenious power of partnership

A series of interactive City Lights events will showcase Invent Penn State next month, as the annual series will visit Harrisburg; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh from June 18-21.
Ian Marshall

Ian Marshall publishes new book of poetry

"Circumambulations," by Ian Marshall, professor of English and environmental studies, will be released June 18.
Erin Kelly '09

Interview with alumna Erin Kelly featured in national journal

An interview with Penn State Altoona alumna Erin Kelly '09, is featured in the current issue of Wordgathering, an online national literary magazine.
Tanner Yaw, Lauren Diller, and Victor Brunsden

Yaw, Diller Recognized for Athletic and Academic Accomplishments

Penn State Altoona sophomores Tanner Yaw and Lauren Diller have each garnered a pair of awards from Penn State Altoona and the AMCC for their performances in the realm of athletics and their prowess in the classroom since the end of the 2017-18 season.
D-Day Landing Craft on Omaha Beach

Eiche Library announces new social media campaign “Remembering D-Day”

Penn State Altoona's Eiche Library will share excerpts from its World War II Letters archive on its social media channels during the week of June 4 to commemorate D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Erin Murphy and the cover of her book, Assisted Living

Erin Murphy publishes new poetry collection, wins national book prize

"Assisted Living," winner of the 2016 Brick Road Poetry Press Prize, is comprised of 72 demi-sonnets, a seven-line poetic form that Murphy devised. The poems encompass the life span experience, ranging from childhood to aging and caregiving.
William Zdinak, Haley Giedroc, Thomas Graden, and Andrew Taylor

AMCC Announces Spring All-Sportsmanship Team

William Zdinak, Haley Giedroc, Thomas Graden, and Andrew Taylor were selected for the spring 2018 AMCC All-Sportsmanship Team on May 31.
Students and Joe Scott speak with engineer before working on 360-degree video in Europe

New virtual reality lab allows Altoona students to 'travel' around the world

Thanks to a new virtual reality initiative at Penn State Altoona, recent graduates in the rail transportation engineering (RTE) program have traveled to Europe to create immersive learning experiences for future students.
Nicholas Unis inspects a piece of his 3D-printed custom sneaker.

'Sneakerheads' may soon have 3D-printed options thanks to student shoe business

Nicholas Unis is leveraging his business curriculum and Penn State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to turn an idea for fully customized, 3D-printed footwear into a viable product.