Education

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 ...

Elizabeth Smart comes to Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN — In partnership with the It’s On Us PA campaign, Lock Haven University brings speaker, activist and author Elizabeth Smart at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 to the Price Auditorium on campus. Smart, abducted from her home in 2002 at 14 years old and held captive for nine months, shares her ...

Pennsylvania to revolutionize preparation of STEM teachers

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, recently announced that Pennsylvania will make a commitment to ensuring excellent teachers are leading STEM classrooms in high-need schools across the state as the state ...

Penn College awards its first ROTC scholarship

Kurt M. Maly, of Effort, is the first recipient of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Army ROTC First-Year Scholarship. The award covers tuition for Maly’s freshman year. “For several years, ROTC students at the college have distinguished themselves in and out of the classroom. We ...

In the schools

Lycoming College appoints six faculty members with endowed professorships Lycoming College has announced the appointments of endowed professorships to six faculty members. Made possible by established gifts to the College, endowed professorships are one of the highest honors that Lycoming ...

‘Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow’

A recent amendment to the Pennsylvania School Code on student attendance has Williamsport Area School District answering the call to join in on a national campaign to raise awareness against chronic absenteeism. And the timing is just right. September is national Attendance Awareness ...

Lock Haven University hosts ‘Yappy Hour’ dog walk

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University president, Robert Pignatello’s dog, Ralphie, will host “Yappy Hour” dog walk and social at 5 p.m. Sept. 25. The walk, open to dog owners and lovers, will begin at the Riverwalk Beach Overview Pavilion and end at the Brown Family Patio at the ...

Jackson Primary School to celebrate 25th anniversary

Jackson Primary School will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a commemoration during its open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. “We have a number of things planned for that evening that captures the spirit of the building as it is now while celebrating its history,” said Kay ...

Bloomsburg University presents LGBTQIA advocate

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania presents LGBTQIA advocate Michelle Garcia in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall at 6 p.m. Sept. 17, addressing issues impacting the LGBTQIA community. Garcia is the senior editor for race and identities at Vox, a news and opinion ...

LHU hosts ‘Art and All that Jazz’ reception during LH JAMS festival

LOCK HAVEN — The third annual Lock Haven Jazz and Art on Main Street (LH JAMS) festival kicked off on Aug. 17 with the “Art and All That Jazz” reception at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center (DACC) on the campus of Lock Haven University. The evening included a swing performance by ...

Pop-Up Adventure Play

Celebrating letting children use their minds and creativity by playing with recyclables and everyday household objects to build things, Pop-Up Play gives children a chance to use their imagination. “Pop-Up Adventure Play was created by two women in England, and it’s actually an ...

In the classroom … with Cinda Dewey

CANTON — Every morning, second grade teacher Cinda “Cindy” Dewey, from Canton Elementary School, greets her students as they enter her classroom, she said. Dewey is involved in and outside the classroom and aims to spread positivity with her students, their parents and her ...

Support boosts plastics education at Penn College

A $250,000 donation from Shell Polymers will enhance Pennsylvania College of Technology’s efforts to produce highly skilled graduates for the plastics industry while helping to ease the growing skills gap in plastics manufacturing. Funding will enable Penn College, which operates the ...

WASD Education Foundation names keynote speaker for donor, alumni event

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) will celebrate its donors and Distinguished Alumni on Sept. 20 in the Michael Ross Room at Trade and Transit Centre II during an inaugural appreciation event, and has announced its keynote speaker, Rodney Walker. Walker, an ...