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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Col. Paul J. Evanko, then head of the Pennsylvania State Police, raced to a state emergency command center as soon as he heard the first plane had hit the World Trade Center. What he did not know is how he and his colleagues would be drawn into the attacks minutes later when the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville.

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Quentin Hales and Tara Lyons, students of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, were among the fifty-four Penn State students awarded 2021 Erickson Discovery grants from the Office of Undergraduate Education at University Park. Hales and Lyons will each receive $3,500 to support their proposed research projects, to be conducted over the summer of 2021. Hales, a junior Physics major from Uniontown, will study “Numerical Solutions to the Forced Soliton Equation” under the supervision of A…

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Cheryl Tkacs, instructional designer, has retired from Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus after fifteen years of service. In her position, she worked to train faculty and staff to use technology and applications, led pedagogical and professional development sessions, served on numerous committees, wrote and facilitated grant proposals, and served as liaison between the Fayette campus and Penn State’s Shreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and Teaching and Learning with Technology (…