Penn State Altoona

Looking Forward and Giving Back

Recent graduate Joey Hernandez reflects on his time at Penn State Altoona and what made his college experience so memorable.
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The Bats of Shaver's Creek

Professor Michael Gannon and Penn State Altoona students partner with Shaver's Creek Environmental Center to help Pennsylvania's bat population to grow.
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Student-Researchers Study Motor Performance

An on-going, multi-approach study at Penn State Altoona is exploring that possibility that positive feedback affects motor skills.
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Nightlife In Central Pa. Vernal Pools

A field trip with Jim Julian offers a look at creatures of the night.
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Walking away with the Walker Award

Samantha Nash was chosen as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award.
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Latest News

Allied Motion performs Sonnet

Allied Motion to relaunch at Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest

"Ways of Being," Allied Motion's first concert performance since relaunching in 2019, will take place Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the State Theatre, downtown State College.
Students at 2018 Kids' College

Spaces open for Penn State Altoona summer programming for kids

Penn State Altoona's Kids' College has week-long fun and educational programs for kids entering kindergarten through ninth grade.
RJ Barnard and the Nittany Lion

Penn State Altoona enjoys a night at the Curve

More than 50 alumni, faculty, and staff cheered on the Altoona Curve baseball team at Penn State Altoona Night at the Curve on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Educators from 7 Penn State campuses and the University of Virginia attend the 2019 Human Flourishing Summer Teaching Institute

Course in 'The Art and Science of Human Flourishing' expanding to 7 campuses

Based upon early successes, “The Art and Science of Human Flourishing” will be offered as a three-credit course at seven Penn State campuses — Altoona, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Mont Alto, University Park and York — and is the focus of a research study evaluating possible outcomes in increased student health and well-being.
Group Improv Session

Happy Valley Improv fuses artform with pedagogy

Penn State faculty Andrea McCloskey and Sam Tanner are quite serious about the often comedic artform of improv. They are two of the four founders of Happy Valley Improv, and behind the performative emotions the two are whittling away at how their artform can serve to transform teaching in the classroom.
Book Cover: Dispatches of D-Day

Jared Frederick's "Dispatches of D-Day" hits the shelves

A new book written by Jared Frederick, instructor in history, has been released in time for the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day.
A New Guinea frog with chytrid fungus

Andrew Mack co-authors publication on island haven for frogs

Andrew L. Mack, grants and contracts coordinator at Penn State Altoona, is part of an international team of scientists who published a recent paper about New Guinea and frogs.
Erin C. Murphy

Erin Murphy interviewed about narrative medicine book

An interview with Erin Murphy, professor of English, about her edited collection of narrative medicine essays has been published in "Punctuate" magazine.