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Sunday | Altoona Mirror

Summer programs go beyond topics covered during school

More than the dreaded "summer slide," some area parents worry about their bored children staring at a tablet or cellphone nonstop until the next school year begins.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Hollidaysburg, PA, Science / Technology, Robots

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Altoona Mirror

SOAR can make college possible

When determined people get together, even if it's just over a cup of coffee, things have a way of happening, like when two longtime educators met and shared their concerns about bright students who might not make it to college.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Education Etc., Family, Kids

Altoona Mirror

Workplace

Romani graduated from Penn State University and is currently at Saint Francis University seeking a master's degree in human resource management.

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Related Topix: Penn State University Park, Saint Francis University, Hollidaysburg, PA, Altoona, PA, Mount Aloysius College

Altoona Mirror

2014 Mirror boys volleyball all-stars

Jamey Brumbaugh, Sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Outside hitter/libero was three-time PVCA District and Mid-State League all-star Finished career with 1,069 career digs Led BG in serving with 189 service points and 47 aces Passed 2.54 in serve receive Helped BG to co-championship of Mid-State Volleyball League with Altoona Will continue playing volleyball ... (more)

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Related Topix: Juniata College, University of Pittsburgh, Barton College

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Penn State to vote on tuition hike today

Penn State trustees are expected to approve tuition increases averaging 2.73 percent today, with a slighter higher jump at University Park and a smaller rise in Altoona.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

The York Daily Record

College student pleads guilty to making bombs

This file booking photo provided by the Altoona Police Dept. shows Vladislav Miftakhov.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

College student pleads guilty to making bombs

This file booking photo provided by the Altoona Police Dept. shows Vladislav Miftakhov.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Opinion

My Mother Lode

Russian born student set for federal bomb plea

A Russian-born college student has been scheduled to plead guilty to charges that he built bombs without a license in his central Pennsylvania apartment.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

Mon Jul 07, 2014

University Business

Altoona couple creates trustee scholarship at Penn State Altoona

Jack L. and Carolyn A. Sparks, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, have made a gift commitment to Penn State Altoona to create the Jack and Carolyn Sparks Trustee Scholarship, honoring the lives of their late sons, Scott and Todd.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Pennsylvania, Life, Charity , Coraopolis, PA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Penn State

Barron announces steps to address pressing University issues

In a letter to faculty and staff July 2, Penn State President Eric Barron addressed two serious issues facing the University and announced the creation of two groups that will help the University deal with these challenges.

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Related Topix: Prison, Psychology, Science

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Altoona Mirror

District seeks input on reshaping Wright Elementary

If Altoona Area School District repurposes the former Wright Elementary building into a magnet school for science, technology, engineering, arts and math, it's going to need help - help with funding and help with designing exactly what it will be.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Altoona, PA

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Altoona Mirror

City looking to State College for student housing control

In response to continued neighbor opposition to the creation of student homes in Altoona, city officials are considering alternative student housing policies - including a successful "nuisance property" program that applies to all rental housing in State College.

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