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Stephanie Knaub

Student gains skills and confidence through research experience

In this research spotlight, Stephanie Knaub shares experiences and opportunities from her undergraduate research at Penn State Altoona.
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Penn State Altoona Community for Kids Golf Tournament raises nearly $22,000

The Penn State Altoona Alumni Society’s fourth annual Community for Kids Golf Tournament raised nearly $22,000 to support the Center for Child Justice, Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Alumni Society Scholarship Fund.
Bradley Brooks

Bradley Brooks named head coach of swimming program

Brooks becomes the fifth head coach in the NCAA Division III era of Penn State Altoona’s men’s and women’s swimming program.
Rylee Duck, Kyrstin Johnson, Sierra Snigier, Nicole Watt

Four Lady Lion Bowlers Named to NTCA All-Academic Team

Four student-athletes from Penn State Altoona women’s bowling were named to the 2017-18 National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-Academic Team, which was released on July 2.
Mary Ann Amato

Mary Ann Amato named director of Development and Alumni Relations

Amato has spent the last five years in the College of Health and Human Development at University Park as director of major gifts.
Book Cover: The Cosmic Tour by Brian C. Miller

Alum Brian C. Miller publishes new chapbook

Brian C. Miller's "The Cosmic Tour" is a journey into the past and back to the present, deeply exploring the beauty of love, family, hope, faith, and the reality of living life.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses partner with Nike, BSN Sports

Intercollegiate athletics programs at Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth Campuses have entered into a four-year partnership with Nike through BSN Sports for sports apparel and equipment.
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Penn State to lead research program focusing on transportation infrastructure

Transportation infrastructure in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region is expected to benefit from a multi-university transportation research program led by Penn State, through the Thomas D. Larson Transportation Institute, focusing on improving the durability and extending the life of the nation’s roads, railways, bridges and transit systems.
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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.
Wherry and Bechtel-Wherry

Penn State Altoona chancellor and dean, husband endow Open Doors Scholarship

Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, chancellor and dean of Penn State Altoona, and her husband, Timothy L. Wherry, have made a $30,000 gift commitment to endow the Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry and Timothy Lee Wherry Open Doors Scholarship.