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Juniata sets Constitution Day debate

HUNTINGDON – The Dean’s Office and Student Government at Juniata College will host a panel discussion, “Affirmative Action: Discussing the Implications of the Harvard Admissions Case,” at 7 p.m., Monday, September 18, in Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh. Academic Center at Juniata College.

This event is held on Constitution Day and is free and open to the public.

A panel of Juniata experts will discuss the June 2023 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, which considered whether and how race can be taken into account in college admissions and its implications for Juniata now and in the future.

Constitution Day is a national observance recognizing the approval of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. On this day, delegates to the Constitutional Convention put their signatures on the document in Philadelphia. The establishment of the holiday dates back to 2004, when US Senator Robert Byrd presented an amendment that led to its recognition.

Questions can be submitted to the committee in advance at https://forms.gle/fvDP7assQ5WzNovk9.

Penn State Altoona is located at an open house

Penn State Altoona will hold a Penn State Day open house from 8:30am-1pm on Saturday, September 30.

The open house is an opportunity to see first-hand what makes Penn State Altoona a great place to start or finish college. Meet faculty, staff, and students and take a walking tour of the Ivyside Campus.

A free shuttle bus to the downtown campus will be available for visitors to check out the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurship Excellence, nursing simulation lab, communications studios, classrooms and lab space.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Stephen A. Adler Mathematical. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with a structured agenda throughout the day. Please arrive by start time to participate in the day’s activities and events. Visit altoona.psu.edu to register for Penn State Day.

Student wins international design award

KUTZTOWN — Twenty-one student-designed art and design pieces were recently selected for inclusion in the Graphis International 2023 New Talent Annual competition.

Gold and silver medals for outstanding achievement were also awarded to nine students, including Emma Pearl Smith of Martinsburg.

The Gold Medal was awarded to Smith for the album cover piece titled “Expanding the Soul from the Advanced Type Course” taught by Professor Eileen Confer.

Juniata’s Board of Directors welcomes new members

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College Board of Trustees has added three new members to begin the 2023-24 academic year.

The newly appointed trustees, Jeff Kraft of Sewickley, David Christopher of Mechanicsburg, and Brad Sterle of Wilton Manors, Fla., began serving Sept. 1 for three-year terms.

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