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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Steve Mullen on the deck of a Navy vessel

Uncharted Seas

Using the skills he learned as part of the Sheetz Fellows program, EMET grad Steve Mullen landed a job with Lockheed Martin helping to develop the world’s first maritime ballistic missile defense system.
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Natalie Zetts

Where she belongs

Natalie Zetts never intended to come to Penn State Altoona, let alone earn her degree from the college. But time has a funny way of changing attitude and perception.
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Mohsin Hamid

Author Mohsin Hamid to speak at Penn State Altoona

Hamid has written four novels including "Moth Smoke," "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia," and "Exit West," Penn State Altoona’s Common Read book for 2018-19 academic year.
Cover of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

2018-2019 Common Read events announced

Penn State Altoona is pleased to announce a full line-up of events for the 2018-2019 Common Read book, "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid.
Todd Davis

Todd Davis’s essay wins nonfiction contest

Todd Davis, professor of English and environmental studies, has won "Sport Literate’s" nonfiction award for his essay, “Lessons.
Penn State Altoona Lion Shrine

University to adopt tobacco and smoke-free policy for fall 2018

In accordance with a University-wide policy, Penn State Altoona will move to become tobacco and smoke-free across all campuses beginning with a launch in fall 2018.
Tom and Mary Ellen Litzinger

Opening doors for College of Engineering undergraduate students

Penn State College of Engineering’s Tom Litzinger and his wife, Mary Ellen, have contributed $30,000 to fund and endow the Thomas A. and Mary Ellen Litzinger Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Engineering.
Brian Black

Article by Brian Black featured in "The Conversation"

Brian Black's article "How the federal government came to control your car's fuel economy" was featured in "The Conversation."
Corey Ciocchetti

Corey Ciocchetti to offer Welcome Week keynote address

Corey Ciocchetti will present "Inspire Integrity: Chase An Authentic Life" Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the Area of the Adler Athletic Complex as part of Welcome Week, a kickoff to the fall 2018 semester.
Kognito Superlative Award

Penn State Altoona recognized for promoting mental health, suicide prevention

Penn State Altoona was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the health simulation company Kognito for outstanding leadership in executing its mental health and suicide prevention awareness program.
Give Me a Hand

Penn State Altoona offers puppetry exhibition and performance

The exhibition "Give Me a Hand: 16 Years of Puppetry" by Laurencio Carlos Ruiz will run Aug. 23 to Sept. 9 in the McLanahan and Sheetz galleries of the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts.
Accounting stock photo including charts, calculator, pen, and mobile phone

Penn State Altoona to offer accounting major in fall 2018

Prospects for graduates with an accounting degree are projected to be bright across the nation in the coming years. Recognizing the market demand, business faculty and academic administrators of Penn State Altoona have announced the addition of an accounting major starting in fall 2018.