Archive for December, 2015

Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College was one of only 38 cultural institutions nationwide to receive a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Common Heritage program will enable the college to host “digitization days” to capture local historical records and artifacts.

The local project, Families Forever: A Cambria Memory Project, will take place in 2016 and will feature several opportunities for the public to bring family records or artifacts and have them digitized and preserved. Partners with Pennsylvania Highlands in the grant include the Cambria County Historical Society, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, and St. Francis University.

In addition to the public digitization days, there will also be humanities programs and digitization workshops to teach the public how to digitize and conserve family history using best practices.

All participants will receive their digitized records the day of the event and all records will be stored in the state’s digital repository, Power Library, and also in the Digital Public Library of America.

Common Heritage is part of The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, an initiative that seeks to enhance the role of humanities in civic life.

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MR - 20151209 - Receiving DonationsThe Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center recently collected stuffed animals for the Altoona Police Department. These stuffed animals will be distributed to local area children during emergency situations. The donation was accepted by Officer Himes of the Altoona Police Department.

“As a community college, our students, faculty, and staff are dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve. This stuffed animal drive provided us with a wonderful opportunity to partner with our local law enforcement agency, helping them assist the youth in our area in times of need. We greatly appreciate the donations provided by College employees and students, as well as community members,” stated Julie Patosky, Director, Blair Center.

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