Education

Community garden

JERSEY SHORE — The community garden located outside of the Jersey Shore Elementary School, 601 Locust St., is fostering stewardship within the community and teaches students to be more environmentally friendly. Josh Ely, 5th grade teacher in the Jersey Shore School District and avid gardener, ...

A student’s story: Finding our niche

The first time I performed was at a river lot party on the Fourth of July when I was seven years old. I was asleep in a tent with my younger brother when the music woke me. When I peeked out of the tent, I saw a girl singing on a stage and I wanted to try it. I had never done anything like this ...

Penn College women welders compete at SkillsUSA National Championships

Three talented female welding students from Pennsylvania College of Technology didn’t win their national competition, but the result of their effort will endure much longer than the shine of any medal. A rocket stove manufactured by welding and fabrication engineering technology students ...

Human resources veteran joins Lycoming College

Lycoming College recently announced the appointment of Kacy Hagan as its director of Human Resources and Risk Management, where she will serve a key role as a senior officer on the administrative cabinet for president Kent C. Trachte. Hagan brings a wealth of experience in higher education ...

Alexanders donate Model T to automotive restoration program

A 1926 Ford Model T, traded to Alexander Nissan in 2013 by its Picture Rocks owner, has been donated to Pennsylvania College of Technology students for use in automotive labs. Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships donated the vehicle that was recently offloaded onto main campus, accompanied by ...

In the schools

Area native participates in University of Vermont’s TREK program BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sarah Ladd, of Lewisburg, and more than 250 first-year University of Vermont students, led by 80 upper class leaders, began their UVM experience as part of TREK, a seven-day first year enrichment program ...

FutureLabs

“I’m into engineering,” said Louis Tyson Baldwin in a matter of fact tone as he explained his enthusiasm for starting the new school year. The sixth grader at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School (LVIS) is eager to learn technology skills for both the present and future as part of the new ...

‘Socktoberfest’ returns to Curtin Intermediate

Curtin Intermediate will kick off its third “Socktoberfest” to help “kick it to poverty” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The event will help launch the school’s month-long sock drive to benefit Lycoming County’s homeless. The movement, better known as #socktober, began six years by ...

Administrator named dean at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Randy J. Zangara dean of college transitions and first year initiatives. As dean, Zangara is responsible for coordinating and aligning first-year programs and services and the development of a collegewide retention plan. He oversees the Penn ...

Surgical technology board exam pass rate beats national average

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s 2018 surgical technology graduates have passed the national Certified Surgical Technologist Examination, conducted by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, on their first attempt with a 91.67 percent pass rate, exceeding the ...

In the schools

City native to perform with The Pride of The Valley Marching Band ANNVILLE — Sydney Keller, of Williamsport, is one of nearly 150 students participating with the Pride of The Valley Marching Band at Lebanon Valley College. Keller, a graduate of Williamsport Area High School, is pursuing a ...

Mansfield University to hold ‘Heroes Come Home’ Homecoming weekend

Mansfield University will celebrate “Heroes Come Home” with alumni, family and friends during Homecoming weekend from Oct. 19 to 21. The weekend will feature the return to campus for Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Seth Kelly, who will serve as Grand Marshall of Saturday’s homecoming ...

Bloomsburg University to present urban inequality scholar Elijah Anderson

BLOOMSBURG — Elijah Anderson, a leading urban ethnographers and cultural theorists and the William K. Lanman Professor of Sociology at Yale University, has been named keynote speaker for the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal Arts (COLA) Symposium. Anderson will ...

School program helps patients maintain sense of normalcy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Every day when Fiza Youivis hears Lisa Black knock on the door, she shouts, “I’m ready for school!” Recently, Black entered Fiza’s hospital room at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital with a stack of books, worksheets and a fat yellow pencil. ...

Penn College recognized for innovation in ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

Pennsylvania College of Technology has received validation for its unique educational model in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of “Most Innovative Schools.” As part of the 2019 U.S. News “Best Colleges” rankings issued recently, Penn College is listed as the No. 1 Most ...

Staying fit

MUNCY — How athletes train their bodies is just as important as how they fuel them. Tanya Williams, clinical dietitian at Bucknell University and owner of The Nutrition Specialist LLC, and Catherine O’Neil, medical director at Bucknell University, spoke to a group of fall student athletes, ...

LHU opens academic year with convocation ceremony

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently held its annual Founder’s Day Convocation in the Thomas Field House, marking the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. Founder’s Day Convocation traditionally recognizes outstanding faculty members who exemplify core values and who are ...