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William J. Done

The 2019-20 Penn State Laureate visited campus Jan. 21, 2020, as part of his tour across Pennsylvania offering performances, workshops, and discussions.

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Ancestry For Birds

Andrew Mack contributes to a National Science Foundation study reconstructing the evolutionary history of bird species.
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Finding Her Voice

Integrative Arts student Brandis Ajay uses every opportunity to strengthen her singing voice.
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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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Participants in the 2019 Women in Engineering Competition

Women in Engineering 2020 competition announced

The first round of the Penn State Women in Engineering design competition kicks off Jan. 28 with an online quiz bowl.
Students jump into icy water to raise funds for the annual Winter Plunge

Penn State Altoona moves eighth annual Winter Plunge inside

Due to potentially dangerous winter weather conditions and water temperatures, the Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, Penn State Altoona Winter Plunge has been moved from Canoe Creek to the Slep Student Center on campus.
A photo of President Eisenhower's 1919 Convoy across the U.S.

Penn State Altoona professor gives series of invited lectures

Brian Black, distinguished professor of history and environmental studies and head of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Penn State Altoona, recently gave a series of invited lectures on Gettysburg and energy transitions during World War I.
William J. Doan presents at Penn State Altoona

Heard on Campus: Penn State Laureate William J. Doan with 'The Anxiety Project'

The 2019-20 Penn State Laureate visited Penn State Altoona on Jan. 21 as part of his tour across Pennsylvania, offering performances, workshops, and discussions.
2020 African American Read-in Speakers and Logo

Penn State Altoona announces 2020 African American Read-in events

The annual African American Read-in at Penn State Altoona will take place Feb. 16–17. This year’s theme is "Black Theatre through a Black Lens," celebrating the African American dramatic literary tradition.
A piles of socks of varying shapes and sizes

Penn State Altoona student-athletes participating in winter clothing drive

Penn State Altoona Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are participating in the "SAAC for Socks" campaign to collect winter clothing items for those in need.
Screenshot of Penn State Go features on various mobile devices

Penn State Go, the official mobile app of the University is available now

Penn State Go, the official all-in-one mobile app, is available to download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Penn State Go delivers single sign-on access to features including Canvas, Penn State email, shuttle bus tracking,  campus maps,  grades, class schedules, tuition bills via LionPATH, LionCash+, library services, Starfish academic advising, and more.
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Altoona Division of Undergraduate Studies achieves level three Green Paws status

Penn State Altoona's Division of Undergraduate Studies office is the first at the college to achieve level three status as part of Penn State's Green Paws Program.
Soothing Sunset of Pastel colors

Peer advocate program enables students to help students

Penn State Altoona will offer a peer advocate program during the spring 2020 semester. Trained students will be serving as peer advocates to offer a supportive listening environment with drop-in hours.
Erin C. Murphy

Penn State Altoona English professor signs contract for 11th book

Erin Murphy's “Human Resources,” a collection of documentary and erasure poems about labor and employment issues, will be published by Salmon Poetry of Ireland in 2021, the 40th anniversary of the press.