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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.
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.
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.
Erin C. Murphy

Erin Murphy named poetry editor of national literary journal

Erin Murphy, professor of English, has been named poetry editor of "The Summerset Review," a national literary journal.
Ian Marshall

Ian Marshall publishes new book of poetry

"Circumambulations," by Ian Marshall, professor of English and environmental studies, will be released June 18.
Erin Murphy and the cover of her book, Assisted Living

Erin Murphy publishes new poetry collection, wins national book prize

"Assisted Living," winner of the 2016 Brick Road Poetry Press Prize, is comprised of 72 demi-sonnets, a seven-line poetic form that Murphy devised. The poems encompass the life span experience, ranging from childhood to aging and caregiving.
Penn State Altoona Mark

Finding his path through research

Michael Spencer's research projects resulted in publications, presentations at conferences, and graduate studies in materials science and engineering.
A Chinchilla in Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

In Search of Chinchillas

Professor Carolyn Mahan started out looking for wild chinchillas in Peru—believed to be extinct—and instead found half a dozen species of other rare wild mammals.
Jerrzy Zolten

Jerry Zolten's "How They Got Over" to be screened in Australia

The film, which can be viewed by local audiences in State College on June 12, will be shown in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Brisbane, May 12-20.
Kofi Adu

Altoona's Kofi Adu granted Fulbright scholarship for study in Ghana

Kofi Adu, associate professor of physics at Penn State Altoona, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.

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