Education

Library becomes ‘Maker Space’ for Blossburg students

By CHERYL R. CLARKEcclarke@sungazette.comBLOSSBURG - The library at Blossburg Elementary School has been transformed into something entirely new and exciting for students, thanks to the efforts of library-media specialist Sarah Murray.The "Maker Space" - a hands on and creative approach to ...

Lock Haven University outnumbers hunger

In an effort to increase hunger awareness and tackle food insecurity in the community, Lock Haven University's MountainServe Center for Community Service recently held its annual Hunger Bowl. More than 160 students and 40 faculty members teamed up to collect 4,316 nonperishable food ...

Mansfield Presidential Coin for Excellence awarded to U.S. Marshal Martin Pane

MANSFIELD - Martin Pane, U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, was awarded the Mansfield University Presidential Coin for Excellence by President Fran Hendricks in November.The presentation was made after Pane, who earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration ...

Montoursville students place third at academic decathlon

The Academic Decathlon of Central Pennsylvania held its first competition for the 2015-16 year. At the fall meet at Penns Valley High School in Spring Mills, competitions were held in essay, literature, art and music. Seven teams competed.Montoursville's team came in third place out of seven ...

Students observe National Radiologic Technology Week

Students studying radiography at Pennsylvania College of Technology, along with the radiography program faculty and staff and the college's Medical Imaging Club, are celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week in November.Students developed educational posters for display during the week at ...

ROTC scholarship established in memory of Captain Andrew Koss

LOCK HAVEN - The Lock Haven University Foundation is pleased to announce a new ROTC scholarship established on October 19. The Captain Andrew Koss LHU ROTC Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Captain Andrew Koss and to aid in his legacy of educating ROTC men and ...

Penn College sociology faculty member presents at state conference

A sociology faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology presented two papers and chaired a session at the 65th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, held recently at Edinboro University.Richard Sahn, instructor of psychology-sociology, presented "The School of the ...

Lock Haven professor recognized as leader for Project Bald Eagle

Project Bald Eagle - a product of the Heroin Task Force, an organization comprising diverse community groups collaborating to address rising opioid use in Lycoming County - was presented in November with a Rural Health Program of the Year award by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. The ...

Mansfield contingent explores opportunities in Cuba

MANSFIELD - A contingent from Mansfield University, led by Dr. Robert Strohecker, secretary of the Mansfield University Council of Trustees, traveled to Cuba recently to scout out potential service-learning and academic exchange programs.Frank Crofchick, service coordinator and community ...

Jersey Shore Area Middle School announces ROCK Star award winners

Jersey Shore Area Middle School has announced the recipients of the monthly ROCK Star award for October. As part of JSASD's School Wide Positive Behavior (SWPB) initiative, JSAMS has identified and taught specific behavioral expectations for students while in all areas of the building. These ...

Honor roll

Mansfield High SchoolHIGH HONOR ROLLGrade 7 - Daniel Bates, Ashley Brubaker, Caelan Dick, Emma Eglesia, Jacob Evans, Grace Farrer, Max Freeman, Dominic Garverick, Charisma Grega, Aubrey Griess, Sofya Hackford, Faith Harold, Brett Harvey, River Hicks-Lee, Alexandra Jenkins, Alison Koval, Madison ...

Students of the Month

ThomasThe Jersey Shore Lions' Club Citizen of the Month for November is Benjamin Alan Thomas, son of Keith and Diane Thomas, of Jersey Shore.He has been a member of Student Council, Drama Club, Pep Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Constitutional ...

Wellsboro anti-bullying committee gets new name

The Wellsboro Area School District's anti-bullying committee has a new name - the STING Anti-Bullying Committee.The 24 committee members include: the superintendent, school principals, business manager, supervisor of special education, director of curriculum instruction, school psychologists, ...

Penn College masonry students aid sensory garden

Nine masonry students from Pennsylvania College of Technology recently installed accessible flower beds at the Lysock View Complex in Montoursville, receiving personal satisfaction and public acknowledgment of their much-appreciated community service.The students, from instructor Glenn R. ...

WASD Education Foundation approves funding for projects

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation approved the distribution of $13,885 to fund 10 projects and programs as part of its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program.Included in the distribution of funds is a planned allocation of $3,000 to two programs funded through the ...

Mansfield Council of Trustees honors softball standout

MANSFIELD -The Mansfield University Council of Trustees honored student-athlete Ashley Inman at their regular bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 18.Ralph Meyer, chairman of the Council of Trustees, presented a citation to Inman, a senior Education major from Tunkhannock, PA, and praised ...

In the Schools

LHU Community Orchestra and Lock Haven Community Chorus to hold concertLOCK HAVEN - The LHU Orchestra and the Lock Haven Community Chorus will hold a holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Lock Haven University's Price Auditorium.The public is invited to attend the free event. Seth Wollam, LHU ...

Federal grant helps Penn College student-parents pay for on-campus child care

Pennsylvania College of Technology's Robert & Maureen Dunham Children's Learning Center received a grant that will help subsidize the cost of child care for eligible parents who are pursuing higher education at the college.The CCAMPIS grant, which stands for Child Care Access Means ...

Culinary arts alumnus guides students in hands-on kitchen lesson

A Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts alumnus, who recently returned to his hometown of Harrisburg to become executive chef for an up-and-coming "hyper-local" restaurant, visited the college to guide students in a hands-on lesson in butchering - and ultimately, sustainability.Chef ...

Lock Haven runners raise money for UNICEF Syrian children relief

LOCK HAVEN - In October, 43 runners from Lock Haven University's cross-country and track and field teams ran to raise more than $1,000 for UNICEF for the second time this year. The run-a-thon was a project organized by Dr. James Bean and his interpersonal and leadership classes in cooperation ...