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15 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

International students move in to Penn State Altoona

The transition from high school to college can be stressful for any incoming freshman, but for international students, there are a few more steps required to make the new dorm room a home.

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Related Topix: Blair County, PA, World News, China

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Altoona Mirror

PSU student's suicide case ongoing

Penn State Altoona Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry sat in her office in the E. Raymond Smith Building during a mid-July summer lull.

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Related Topix: Penn State University Park, Student Society, Phi Sigma Kappa, Fraternities, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Camp out remembers World War II sacrifices

Mike Carper of Lewistown cited the aphorism "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" to help explain why he was one of the World War II re-enactors camping out at the Horseshoe Curve Saturday in memory of the soldiers who guarded the key rail passage against the threat of Nazi sabotage.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

GantDaily.com

Penn State Altoona to Host Community Carnival for 75th Anniversary Celebration

The carnival theme was chosen to signify the campus's former use as the Ivyside Amusement Park, a 38-acre amusement park that was home to the world's largest concrete swimming pool.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Event to revisit Nazi plot that ratcheted up security at Horseshoe Curve

An unarmed Coast Guardsman was patrolling the beach in Long Island, New York, the night of June 12, 1942, when a submarine bearing German markings glided toward the shore.

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Related Topix: Prison, Altoona, PA, Pennsylvania

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Altoona Mirror

History plays big role at African-American Heritage Festival

Louise Burkholder said her booth at the annual African-American Heritage Festival, which features a collection of historical artifacts from different periods in black history, always teaches someone something new.

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Related Topix: African-American, Blair County, PA, Penn State Greater Allegheny

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Unity in the community': African American Heritage Festival marks 21 years

The 21st annual African American Heritage Festival will be packed with entertainment and fellowship for another year of celebrating "unity in the community."

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Related Topix: Blair County, PA

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