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Penn State Altoona aids in Chimney Rocks service-learning project

Penn State Altoona is the link between a Blair County Planning Commission and University Park service-learning project at Chimney Rocks Park in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
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Give it a Chance! Student blogs highlight "Exit West"

Blogging for a first year honors course, students are exploring how Mohsin Hamid's "Exit West," the 2018-2019 Common Read book that uses loaded and sometimes divisive names in striking and sometimes unexpected ways.
Book Cover: Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions by Edit Toth

Edit Toth authors book on design and visual culture

Edit Toth, part-time lecturer in art history, has published the book "Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions."
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LiveWire online magazine seeking submissions for fall 2018

LiveWire, Penn State Altoona's online media magazine, is accepting art, photography, video, news essays, articles, and animation submissions from students and staff. Submission deadlines for fall 2018 are September 27 and November 2.
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Sign up for Penn State Day Fall Open House

Don't miss this opportunity to get to know Penn State Altoona! Join us on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
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Jerry Zolten presents, holds Q&A in conjunction with international film festival

​Jerry Zolten recently spoke to students at Dixie State University and took part in a question and answer forum in conjunction with a screening of his film "How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll," at the DocUtah International Film Festival.
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Altoona student uses ROTC to fulfill role of mentor

Penn State Altoona student Kaylah Thompson uses the college's ROTC program to be a leader and mentor.
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Draw the Lines PA program to be offered at Penn State Altoona

Members of the Penn State and the local community are invited to “Gerrymandering 101: A Guide to Redistricting - Does Your Vote Really Matter?” on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in room 141 of the Hawthorn Building.
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Heard on Campus: Mohsin Hamid at Penn State Altoona

Author Mohsin Hamid offered a lecture and reading of his works during Penn State Altoona's Distinguished Speaker Series event.
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Davis's second podcast entry focuses on the happiness of jewelweed

The second installment of the podcast, "Notes from the Allegheny Front," is up and ready for a listen.

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