Articles by Nick Tiller

A Night on the Town

The sound of rock music and the scent of fried foods filled downtown Altoona, Friday, September 15.  Altoona’s Night Market was an opportunity for local businesses and citizens to network, and enjoy a family fun atmosphere.  It was also an opportunity for Penn State Altoona students to familiarize themselves with…



Bolting Biologist

Weighing in at roughly 150 pounds, and standing only 5-feet-4-inches tall, few would expect biology Professor Gary Rhodes, self-proclaimed “dinosaur” of Penn State Altoona, to be the big man on campus. The 77-year-old Altoona native, however, has been competing in triathlons for 30 years. Rhodes earned his Bachelor of Science…