Education

Summer Academy

With summer in full swing, St. John Neumann’s Summer Academy Education and Recreation Program is back. The seven-week Summer Academy features weekly themes and programs including visits to the James V. Brown Library, Brandon Park and Reptiland. The program is from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ...

Lycoming students intern with the Smithsonian Institute

Three Lycoming College students began their summers with an internship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. as a part of a institutional partnership. Katie de Melo ‘19, of Tiverton, Rhode Island.; Jazmin Jones ‘20, of Gloversville, New York; and Xiyue Yang ‘20, of Beijing, ...

­Mansfield student and mother co-author book for children

MANSFIELD — “I have a passion for helping young children, and my mom has a passion for helping females and children, so we decided to combine those passions and write a book.” That is how Mansfield University junior Micah Maxton explains how she and her mother, Shanon Skipworth, ...

Master Brewers Association recognizes Penn College

The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) has recognized Pennsylvania College of Technology’s brewing and fermentation science degree as one of 12 approved program and is the only approved program in the U.S. northeast. MBAA is a nonprofit, professional, scientific organization ...

LHU professor receives Sherry Stolberg Alumni Award

LOCK HAVEN — In May, Lane Bower, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, retired from Lock Haven University, after almost 12 years of teaching at the university. In April, Bower was notified that she was chosen to receive the Sherry Stolberg Alumni Award by the Hahnemann/Drexel PA ...

In the schools

Applications available for WEDnetPA training grant program LOCK HAVEN — Applications are now available for employers for the 2018-19 Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) training grant program. WEDnetPA provides companies in Pennsylvania with the funds ...

Variety of computer courses scheduled at Penn College

For those looking to sharpen their computer skills while learning something new, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a number of easy-to-learn computer courses this fall. The courses are taught by qualified instructors in a ...

Rotomolding pros share perspective at hands-on summer workshop

Marking a decade of intensive staff development for rotational-molding professionals, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Plastics Innovation & Resource Center recently hosted more than two dozen employees in another of its renowned industry conferences. A total of 27 people from 15 ...

Honor rolls

Williamsport Area High School Fourth marking period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 — Natalya E. Callaghan, Lenora Engelina Ciabattari, Zola Marie Daverio, Margaret K. Fausnaught, Tyler C. Fausnaught, Whitney K. Felix, Cecilia G. Fink, Mary Kathryn Hillman, Zoey R. Myers, Kathryn J. ...

Creating a helping hand

MILL HALL — Central Mountain senior Shae Cole and junior Shane Scanlan have taken their education through STEM learning and Career and Technical Education classes with Fred Hoy to the next level. Recently the two presented Mill Hall first grader, Isaiah Slaterbeck, with a prosthetic hand ...

Students’ original gaming art earns recognition

Producers of the “Working Class” public television documentary series recently recognized three students who attend the BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 Alternative Education Program for participating in the series’ Game On! Art Challenge. Earning top honors as an excellent example of ...

Bucknell University honors staff with 2018 Geiger and Zeller Awards

LEWISBURG — Seven members of the Bucknell University staff recently were honored at the annual staff picnic with the presentation of the Geiger and Zeller Awards. Geiger Awards The Walter C. Geiger Memorial Award recognizes members of the administrative staff who demonstrate sustained ...

LHU unveils naming of Poorman Commons and Poorman Amphitheatre

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently hosted a naming ceremony of its commons area and amphitheatre for businessman and philanthropist Stephen Poorman. The university’s Stephen Poorman School of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services also is named after Poorman, who in 2015 ...

‘Why Science Matters’ documentary to premieres Thursday on WVIA-TV

Science, experimentation and competition come together to help students develop the problem-solving skills needed for high-demand, high-tech careers in “Working Class: Competition Drives Innovation! Why Science Matters.” Produced by Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public ...

14 incoming Penn College students chosen as 2018-19 ‘BE Scholars’

Fourteen of this fall’s first-year students in construction and design majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been selected as Built Environment Scholars in a program that rewards academic talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related fields. Scholarship ...

Mansfield receives military friendly designation

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University has been designated a Military Friendly School for 2018-19 by Victory Media. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. Also, for the ...

Graduation lists

Pennsylvania College of Technology WILLIAMSPORT — Talib-Din M. Akbar, bachelor’s degree in building automation technology; Angela P. Auman, associate’s degree in nursing; Steven M. Baker, associate’s degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology and certificate in ...

Lock Haven University announces 2018 academic promotions

LOCK HAVEN — Seven members of the Lock Haven University faculty have been promoted for the 2018-19 academic year. The promotions were made after a lengthy evaluation process that was conducted in compliance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and the LHU promotion policy. There ...

Beautification Day

JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore Area Elementary School recently held a Beautification Day in attempt to help their school look better in preparation for the summer months recently. “We’re planting flowers to beautify our community, just to make it pretty,” said Isabella Gottschall, third ...

Plastics professionals sharpen skills at Penn College

The latest training initiative offered by the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology advanced the skills of plastics professionals representing a dozen companies, eight states and Canada. The ninth annual National Hands-On Thin-Gauge/Roll-Fed ...