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Penn State Mont Alto to offer variety of summer courses

Penn State Mont Alto is offering on campus and online courses that cover a wide variety of subject areas to strengthen students’ academic skills, accelerate graduation dates, fulfill course prerequisites, and allow students to pursue special interests. Students can also reduce their fall academic loads by completing courses during the summer.
Francis K. Achampong speaks to Waynesboro Rotary.

Mont Alto Chancellor Speaks to Rotary Club

Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor Francis K. Achampong was the featured speaker during a Rotary Club meeting at the Waynesboro Country Club on March 29, allowing him to highlight the campus' many student- and community-centered initiatives.
Health Administrators Visit Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto Hosts Health Administrators

On March 24, Francis Achampong, Penn State Mont Alto’s chancellor, welcomed Drs. Craig Hillemeier and Terry Wolpaw to campus. Hillemeier is dean of the Penn State College of Medicine and chief executive officer of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System. Wolpaw is vice dean for educational affairs and professor of medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. During their visit, Hillemeier and Wolpaw learned about the Mont Alto campus and its academic offerings, and discussed possible collaborations.
M57: The Ring Nebula

Astronomy Talk and Star Party at Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Kimberly Herrmann, as she presents her Ph.D. thesis research, “Planetary Nebulae in Spiral Galaxies: Shedding Some Light on Dark Matter,” on April 6 I the General Studies Auditorium on the University’s campus. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with original constellation riddle seating slides and the talk will begin at 7 p.m. with astronomy-themed cookies provided at 8 p.m. Weather permitting, a Star Party will follow Herrmann’s talk in the field behind the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) from 8:30 pm. To 10 p.m. The presentation and star party are free and open to the public.
Conservationists Mira Lloyd Dock and Gifford Pinchot

Movies and Panel Discussion about Conservation

On March 30, the WITF documentaries “Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade” and “Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy” will provide the basis for a panel discussion about the history and future of conservation and how to develop conservation leaders for the 21st century. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the General Studies Building Auditorium at Penn State Mont Alto. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Penn State Mont Alto Lion Ambassadors give prospective students and their families a campus tour.

Penn State Mont Alto open house scheduled for April 2

The Penn State Mont Alto Office of Admissions will host its Spring Open House for prospective students and their families on April 2 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) on campus.

Campus Symposium: 'What is privilege?'

Penn State Mont Alto will hosted a campus symposium on the topic “What is Privilege?” on March 21, in the Wiestling Student Center on campus. The program discussed privilege from all angles — what it is, who has it, who doesn’t, and what that means for our society.
Phil Klay

Author Phil Klay to speak at Penn State Mont Alto

National award-winning author Phil Klay will speak at Penn State Mont Alto about his book “Redeployment” at 7 p.m. April 20 in the auditorium of the General Studies Building on campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Klay will sign books immediately following and light refreshments will be served. The public is also invited to attend a book club-type discussion prior to Klay’s event at 7 p.m. April 14 in the University Library.
Penn State Mont Alto Lion Ambassadors at Ronald McDonald House

Lion Ambassadors Serve Ronald McDonald House

A group of Penn State Mont Alto Lion Ambassadors participated in a community-service project at the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on March 4.
Kira Hamman, Penn State Mont Alto instructor in mathematics

Colloquy Series talk: mathematics and social justice

Penn State Mont Alto will continue its spring Colloquy Series when Kira Hamman, instructor in mathematics, presents "Mathematics and Social Justice" at 2 p.m. March 16 in the University Library. Hamman will explore the link between math and science literacy and equality in the United States. The program is open to the public and is free of charge. Coffee is provided and discussion is encouraged. The Colloquy Series presents current research by Mont Alto faculty in an informal environment at a level that is accessible to a general audience.

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