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Three faculty members named 2009 Penn State Teaching Fellows

Ivan A. Esparragoza, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Brandywine; Sherry Roush, associate professor of Italian in the College of the Liberal Arts, and Rebecca A. Strzelec, associate professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2009 Penn State Teaching Fellows. The Penn State Alumni Association, in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate governing bodies, established the award in 1985. It honors distinguished teaching and provides encouragement and incentive for excellence in teaching. Recipients are expected to share their talents and expertise with others throughout the University system during the year following the award presentation.

Faculty's documentary wins its category at Iris Film Festival

Penn State Altoona communications faculty members Mary Lou and Doug Nemanic won first place in the feature-length documentary category during the Iris Film Festival held in Huntingdon, Pa., in September.

Murphy, Parfitt, Richards named 2011 Penn State Teaching Fellows

Erin C. Murphy, associate professor of English at Penn State Altoona; M. Kevin Parfitt, associate professor of architectural engineering in the College of Engineering, and Robert D. Richards, Curley Professor of First Amendment Studies in the College of Communications, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2011 Penn State Teaching Fellows. The Penn State Alumni Association, in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate governing bodies, established the award in 1985. It honors distinguished teaching and provides encouragement and incentive for excellence in teaching. Recipients are expected to share their talents and expertise with others throughout the University system during the year following the award presentation.

Nemanic's work in Hall of Fame permanent collection

Mary Lou Nemanic has had documentary photographs accepted into the permanent collection of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
Red-throated Caracara perched in tree

Rare raptor rediscovered

The discovery of breeding Red-throated Caracaras in northeastern Honduras may give conservationists just enough time to explore the reasons for the raptor's demise in the region and help rescue it, according to Mark Bonta, assistant professor of earth science, Penn State Altoona, who led the discovery team. "While the species is apparently doing fine in South America, it has all but disappeared from Mexico and Central America," says Bonta. "This is the first-ever nest recorded from the region."

Kvasny, Rotunno, Wood named 2014 Penn State Teaching Fellows

Lynette Kvasny, associate professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology; Laura Rotunno, associate professor of English at Penn State Altoona, and Jennifer Wood, associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State New Kensington, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2014 Penn State Teaching Fellows. The Penn State Alumni Association, in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate governing bodies, established the award in 1985. It honors distinguished teaching and provides encouragement and incentive for excellence in teaching. Recipients are expected to share their talents and expertise with others throughout the University system during the year following the award presentation.

Talk to focus on the representation of indigenous peoples in K-12 curriculum

Sarah B. Shear, assistant professor of social studies education at Penn State Altoona, will present "Hegemony (Un)bound: Representations of Indigenous Peoples in K-12 U.S. History Standards" from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
2016 African American Read-In

Penn State Altoona to hold 2016 African-American Read-In events

The 27th annual African-American Read-In Chain will be celebrated at Penn State Altoona Feb. 14 to 15. This year's theme is "This Land: Place, Belonging, and Community in the African-American Experience."

Wills for Heroes returns to Penn State Altoona

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and the Blair County Bar Association, Penn State Altoona and its Criminal Justice Organization will offer a Wills for Heroes program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 in the Cypress Building on campus.
Sheetz Fellows 2016

Penn State Altoona inducts fifth class of Sheetz Fellows

Penn State Altoona celebrated the fifth class of Sheetz Fellows Feb. 27, during an induction ceremony at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

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