Penn State Altoona held its 2019 fall Student Showcase, supported by the division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology, on Friday, Dec. 13, in which students from various disciplines showcased their work through presentations to the college and the local business community.
Based upon early successes, “The Art and Science of Human Flourishing” will be offered as a three-credit course at seven Penn State campuses — Altoona, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Mont Alto, University Park and York — and is the focus of a research study evaluating possible outcomes in increased student health and well-being.
Emily McQuigg, left, Madison Sedilko, second from left and Holly Pringle, far right, pose with the Nittany Lion before spring commencement at Penn State New Kensington. The three graduates will earn their associate degree in radiological sciences from the campus, which is one of only two campuses at the University offering the specialized and accredited degree program focusing on x-ray. A full gallery from Penn State New Kensington's spring commencement activities can be found on the campus Facebook page.
Prospects for graduates with an accounting degree are projected to be bright across the nation in the coming years. Recognizing the market demand, business faculty and academic administrators of Penn State Altoona have announced the addition of an accounting major starting in fall 2018.
An article on the Pennsylvania Library Association's College & Research Division blog, "It's Academic," highlights a recent collaboration between Eiche Library Director Bonnie Imler and Penn State Altoona History Instructor Jared Frederick. “Bringing archives into the undergraduate classroom” describes how Imler worked with Frederick’s fall 2017 HIST 112 course.