Feature Stories

Train traveling around the Horseshoe Curve

Railroad City

Penn State Altoona Communications students worked in their senior capstone class to create a documentary on the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad that was recently aired on WPSU-TV.
PSU 2020 Locomotive

A New Home for "PSU 2020"

An in-kind gift to Penn State Altoona from Norfolk Southern more than a decade ago, PSU 2020, an SD60i freight locomotive, had been housed at Curry Rail Services in Hollidaysburg. Now, its ownership will be transferred to the Railroaders Memorial Museum, and it will be stored in the museum’s Harry Bennett Memorial Roundhouse.
We Are Friends members Chalk the Walk at Penn State Altoona.

We Are! Friends!

Penn State Altoona students are experiencing pure joy by spending time with community members with disabilities.
Cover artwork for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

A Great Gig

To celebrate the 50th-anniversary release of the iconic album “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, Penn State Altoona will offer tribute performances, immersing audiences in the psychedelic world of the 1970s through music, movement, and light.
John Hay Library with the H. P. Lovecraft Memorial Plaque to the Right

Call of the Eco-Weird

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Brian Onishi digs into the work of H. P. Lovecraft as he researches "weird fiction" and its "eco-weird" subgenre.
Neya (second from left) at THON 2023

Full Circle

From a little girl supported by THON to a college student now supporting the organization, Neya Kratzer is happy to have come full circle.