Women’s Tennis Snaps Skid, Beats Division II Frostburg 5-4

FROSTBURG, Md. – Penn State Altoona women’s tennis ended its three-match losing streak on Wednesday night, when the Lady Lions posted a 5-4 win over Division II opponent Frostburg State University.

Penn State Altoona (2-5) started the match by winning two out of three doubles matches. In No. 1 doubles, the tandem of Annie Ruggles (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg)/Brayley Lewis (Roaring Spring, PA/Bishop Guilfoyle) earned a 6-4 victory. In the No. 2 spot, Victoria Acker (Cresson, PA/Penn Cambria)/Sophia Girol (South Park, PA/South Park) teamed up to pull out a 7-6 (8-6) win, their team-leading third doubles victory together this season.

The two doubles wins proved to be crucial points for Penn State Altoona, as the Lady Lions and Frostburg (0-2) went on to split the six singles matches. With the extra point in the match, Penn State Altoona was able to edge the Bobcats by one.

Lewis won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-3. The victory moves the senior into a tie for second place on Penn State Altoona’s all-time singles wins list with 22. Lewis is also currently in second place on the program’s all-time doubles wins list with 27.

Acker battled to a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win in No. 2 singles for her second singles victory of the season. Ruggles prevailed 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles, picking up her third singles win of the season to tie her for the most on the team.

Penn State Altoona women’s tennis returns home this Friday, September 20, when the Lady Lions will host AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend at the Adler Tennis Courts for a match starting at 4:30 p.m.

Penn State police hosting Coffee with a Cop events across Pennsylvania on Oct. 2

National Coffee with a Cop Day is Oct. 2, and Penn State police officers are celebrating by giving away coffee and snacks at 22 campuses across Pennsylvania. The Altoona officers will participate by sharing coffee, water and cookies at the Slep Student Center’s central common area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

Penn State employees and students are invited to stop by to grab some free refreshments while getting to know the police officers who serve the campus. Employees and students also can ask questions and learn about the programs and services offered by University Police, a division of University Police and Public Safety.

“Penn State police officers host community events throughout the year at all of the campuses we serve, and National Coffee with a Cop Day is another way for our officers to show appreciation to our community,” said Charlie Noffsinger, assistant vice president of University Police and Public Safety. “This event is also a unique opportunity for our officers, who are geographically dispersed, as it allows them to come together on Oct. 2 for a common goal, which is community connection.”

Employees and students are encouraged to arrive early, as refreshments are available while supplies last.


10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Slep Student Center, Slep Central Common Area

Coffee, water and cookies

Constitution Day at Penn State Altoona: Sept. 17

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution.  The Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights and other amendments, define our government and guarantee our rights. Each year, on September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.  Today marks the 232nd Anniversary of the signing.
At Penn State Altoona, join us at the Majors Fair from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Slep Quad.  Look for the Center for Student and Civic Engagement table!  At the table, you can:
  • pick up a copy of the US Constitution, while supplies last
  • share what you find most valuable about the US Constitution on our sharing wall
  • challenge yourself to recite from memory the Preamble of the Constitution to the “judge” at the table; the first ten students to do so will receive a prize
  • sign up to receive information about voter registration (due for Pennsylvanians by October 7, 2019)
Additionally, stop by Slep Fireside from 12:00-1:00 p.m.to watch the PBS Documentary It’s a Free Country.  

Big weekend of home sports coming up

We have a big weekend of home sports coming up! Penn State Altoona golf holds its home invitational on Saturday, while the tennis and soccer teams each host AMCC opponents on campus.
Friday, September 20
Men’s Tennis vs. Penn State Behrend – 4:30 p.m. – Adler Tennis Courts
Women’s Tennis vs. Penn State Behrend – 4:30 p.m. – Adler Tennis Courts
Saturday, September 21
Penn State Altoona Golf Invitational – 1:00 p.m. – Sinking Valley Country Club
Men’s Soccer vs. D’Youville – 2:00 p.m. – Spring Run Stadium
Women’s Soccer vs. D’Youville – 4:15 p.m. – Spring Run Stadium

Penn State Altoona Turns 80!

We’re still celebrating. We’re just moving inside!
80th Anniversary Celebration
Today from noon–3 p.m.
Slep Student Center

Join us for a community ice cream social with beverages, music, and games!

Penn State Altoona’s roots go back to September 13, 1939, when the Altoona Undergraduate Center opened in the Webster Grade School Building in downtown Altoona. The first-year class of 119 students was taught by nine faculty members. In 1947, Ivyside Park, an abandoned 38-acre amusement park on the outskirts of the city, was purchased for a new campus, which opened the following year with approximately 600 students and 30 faculty members.

On July 1, 1997, the Penn State Altoona Campus became Penn State Altoona, a four-year baccalaureate degree-granting college of the University. It now offers 22 degrees plus the first two years of 275+ degrees that may be completed at another Penn State campuses.

Please join us as we celebrate 80 years of commitment to education and our community.