In the schools

Kati Franklin published in Pitt-Bradford literary magazine

BRADFORD – Kati Franklin, an inderdisciplinary arts major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, had her charcoal drawing, “Quarantined,” selected for inclusion in the 2014 Baily’s Beads literary magazine. Franklin is from Coudersport.

Baily’s Beads has won two dozen awards in the last decade from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the American Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. Its advisor is Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program at Pitt-Bradford.

BU sponsors competition, offers scholarships to

incoming art students

BLOOMSBURG – Scholarships will be awarded to three art studio majors entering Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in fall 2014, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who was inspired by First Columbia Bank’s Teen Star Competition.

According to Jason Godeke, associate professor of art and art history, high school juniors and seniors planning to major in art studio at BU are eligible for awards of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. The scholarship recipients, selected through a portfolio review on April 26, and five additional honorable mention candidates also will receive $50 gift certificates for the University Store.

“The donor is impressed by the talented high school vocalists and musicians who perform in the annual Teen Star Competition,” said James Brown, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “The concept behind these scholarships is to recognize talented young people who excel in the visual arts.”

The scholarship competition will include a juried exhibition from May 9 to 31 in the Moose Exchange, 203 W. Main St. A reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of May 9.

Students interested in being considered for the BU art department scholarship must register for the portfolio review by March 31. To learn more about the scholarship program and application guidelines, contact Godeke at or 570-389-4187.

Penn College offers local-anesthesia training for dental hygienists

Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist, a 30-hour training course delivered over two weekends, is being offered by Workforce Development and Continuing Education and the School of Health Sciences at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Scheduled for March 22 and 23 and April 5 and 6, the course is designed to provide licensed dental hygienists with the necessary knowledge and skills to administer local anesthesia in a clinical setting. Upon successful completion, participants will be eligible for certification by Pennsylvania’s State Board of Dentistry to administer local anesthetics.

Participants will gain knowledge in orofacial anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, armamentarium and complications, and side effects of administering local anesthesia. Practical training includes hands-on application in clinical laboratory settings, and specific requirements set forth by the state Board of Dentistry will be addressed.

Since administration of local anesthesia was added in 2009 to the scope of dental hygienists’ practice in Pennsylvania, Penn College has conducted several training programs to address workforce needs.

“The feedback from the training program has been fantastic, and the dental community is really starting to embrace the benefits associated with dental hygienists administering local anesthetics,” said Shawn A. Kiser, the college’s director of dental hygiene and course instructor. “New dental hygiene graduates are prepared for local-anesthesia certification immediately following graduation, but there are still a large number of experienced dental hygienists in the workforce that can benefit from the course.”

The cost is $1,000 and includes course materials and continental breakfast and lunch each day. Copies of a current dental hygiene license, current cardiopulmonary resuscitation/basic life support certification and proof of liability insurance are required for entrance into the course, which is taught in the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center on the college’s main campus in Williamsport.

For more information or to register, visit or call 570-327-4775.

West Branch School to present comedic twist on a Disney classic

West Branch School will present “The Not-So-Grimm Version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Feb. 14 through 16 at the Community Theater League.

West Branch School students perform a comedic twist on the traditional tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In this version, written by the WBS teachers, the brothers Grimm are quite surprised at the changes and adaptations the students have made to their beloved tale. Comical characters, dialogue and twists have been added to this classic story.

Showtimes will be 10:30 a.m., Feb. 14; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15; and 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the The Community Theater League, 100 W. Third St. Call 570-323-5498 for reservations and information.

Warrior Run Middle School to present ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

The Warrior Run Middle School will present their 10th musical, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Warrior Run Middle School auditorium. Snow date will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 2. There is a cost for tickets and they only are sold at the door.