Education

A student’s story: Thursday night lights

While thinking about this week’s column, I considered Powderpuff, but dismissed the idea because I worried it was too cliche. Yet it seemed that in every one of my classes, people were excited about Powderpuff. So excited that I could no longer ignore it. The excitement begins in October ...

A student’s story: The power of a wish

Zoe Wagner remembers the excitement she felt in second grade participating in the show her big brother, Zane, organized to raise money for Make-A-Wish. “It was my first time performing in front of anyone, and I was very nervous,” Wagner recalls. “But even at a young age, I knew that ...

Halloween time

It’s that time of year when yellow, orange and red displace summer green. Long sleeves become fashionable again and new school shoes, pinched or stiff at first, become more comfortable. Youngsters in area schools stand ready to have some educational fun as the air turns cool and Halloween ...

Lycoming Engines’ instructional support lauded at sign dedication

Lycoming Engines’ longtime support of Pennsylvania College of Technology and its academic programs recently celebrated on campus with the unveiling of new signage at the college’s Metal Trades Center. Members of the Penn College community and representatives of Lycoming Engines — ...

A student’s story

My brother is a freshman at the high school this year. Watching him sometimes reminds me how I felt at his age, and how different his life is than mine as a senior. With a “freshman” course in my schedule though, I’m getting used to assigned seats and strict cell phone policies all over ...

Director appointed for Penn College Physician Assistant Program

Joshua A. Bower has been named director of the physician assistant program at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Bower is a certified physician assistant, licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. His primary focus is in ophthalmology. Prior to joining the Penn College staff in August, he was a ...

Faculty, students teach at Philadelphia National Candy Show

A baking and pastry arts chef/instructor at Pennsylvania College of Technology wrote the curriculum for the Confectionary Institute at the 138th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show in September. Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, named a 2017 Top Ten Pastry Chef in America by Dessert ...

In the schools

LHU Alumni Association to host ‘Pedal Power with President Pignatello’ LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University students, staff, faculty, alumni and the community are invited to join LHU and president Robert Pignatello to bike the Pine Creek Trail on Saturday. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. ...

Northern Tier nursing students take part in mock disaster

MIDDLEBURY TOWNSHIP — A number of students from the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Penn College at Wellsboro recently participated in a drill at the Middlebury Township Dairy Farmers of America milk plant to simulate a hazardous-material spill with multiple casualties. Before ...

Lock Haven University announces 2018 homecoming activities

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold its 2018 homecoming activities Oct. 15-20, including the fourth LHU homecoming Block Party and annual Golf Cart Parade. The festivities will begin Oct. 18 with the LHU annual homecoming Golf Cart Parade and Lawn Party from 5 to 7 p.m. on the ...

Empowering female students

From different lessons, activities, community service and running, St. John Neumann’s Regional Academy will boost female students confidence through their new Girls on the Run chapter, part of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Council. The first meeting was Sept. 26 and has eight members, Sarah ...

Bucknell Student Lectureship Series to host Josh Peck

LEWISBURG — The Bucknell University Student Lectureship Series hosts former Nickelodeon teen star, actor, comedian and YouTube personality Josh Peck at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Weis Center for Performing Arts. Peck is expected to address topics spanning from his young celebrity status to ...

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Lycoming College

Award-winning author Michael Cunningham will visit Lycoming College for a reading at 7:30 p.m. Oct.17 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Cunningham is a senior lecturer of creative writing at Yale University. His 1998 novel “The Hours,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and was the basis ...

Notre Dame history professor to share WWI technology insights

With the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I observed in November, a guest lecturer with the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Lecture Series will share his expertise on the topic on Nov. 8 in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium. John Deak, ...

Dream matches real-world need addressed by Penn College

The dreams of many 9-year-olds transform them into adult superstars. What kid hasn’t dreamed of making the pivotal play to win the big game, belting out a tune to adoring fans or basking under the bright lights of Hollywood? Trevin Allen. The fourth-grader’s dream — described for a ...

In the schools

State System Chancellor to visit Mansfield University Dr. Dan Greenstein, the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will visit Mansfield University today. Dr. Greenstein is spending his early days on the job acquainting himself with the System and the 14 member ...

Students of the Month

Kennel Levi G. Kennel, son of Donna and Reuben Kennel, was named the Warrior Run High School Outstanding Senior for the month of September. His school involvement includes National Honor Society/Vice Presid­ent, Robotics Club, Youth in Philant­hropy, Principal’s Cabinet, Soccer captain ...

First Citizens Community Bank announces 2018 scholarship recipients

MANSFIELD — First Citizens Community Bank has awarded three students scholarships for their academic success and community involvement — Alexis Jackson, of Peach Bottom; Jenna Harnish, of Ulster; and Zachary Lundgren, of Mansfield. The 2018 Ag Scholarship recipients were Alexis Jackson ...