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Karen Whitney, interim chancellor, front center, and Scott Barton, interim president, front right, are shown with Mansfield university student representatives.

Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney visits Mansfield University

MANSFIELD — Karen M. Whitney, interim chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, visited Mansfield University on Oct. 3. “I’m on a mission to not only secure additional state investment through appropriated funds, but I’ve also begun discussions with the state ...

3 Williamsport Area Middle School students lead walk-a-thon effort

Three Williamsport Area Middle School students led the charge in securing individual sponsorships for their school’s walk-a-thon event on Oct. 5. The three collectively raised more than $870, representing more than half of the overall total of about $1,500 generated among the student ...

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Guests explore the new iPlay lab at Donald E. Schick Elementary in Loyalsock Township during an open house at the school board meeting in September.

Loyalsock opens iPlay center

Loyalsock Township School District celebrated the opening of its innovative play, or “iPlay,” laboratory at Donald E. Schick Elementary School, 2800 Four Mile Dr., in September “We have the multi-media room. We have our iPlay area, and we have our geological wet zone,” said Suzanne ...

A student’s story

The Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL) has once again wrapped up another year of an amazing summer reading program. This summer’s theme was Build a Better World and the Hughesville Library sought to give youth and adults in the community the tools they need to better themselves as ...

5 join WASD Education Foundation board of directors

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announces this year’s appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Ed Barone ’85, Michael Beucler, Darnell Hayes ’03, Audra Mazzante ’98 and Stephanie Radulski ’86. “We’re ...

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Mansfield University recently opened a food pantry for students in need. Shown from left, are Lee Seungho, SGA treasurer; Eric Grant, president of SWK Club; Katlyn Lutchko, SWK Club secretary; food pantry volunteer coordinator, Magdalena Callahan; SWK Club treasurer, Tiffany Welch; SWK Club advisor and social work department chair.

Manfield University opens food pantry for students in need

MANSFIELD — Responding to a need for some of its students, Mansfield University now has a food pantry on campus for students in need. Stocked with food and basic hygiene products, the pantry is the outgrowth of a committee formed to study the issue of student food insecurity and make ...

St. John Neumann students earn AP Scholar Awards

Three students at St. John Neumann Regional Academy have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous ...

Penn College students celebrate Surgical Technologists Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology majors recently joined hospitals and colleges throughout the country in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week, which took place Sept. 17-23. National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event of the Association of ...

Scott Henry named director of police services at Mansfield

MANSFIELD — Scott Henry, a 1984 Mansfield graduate, has been named director of Police Services and Safety at Mansfield University. Henry also will serve as director of the Municipal Police Academy hosted At MU. “Scott’s vast experience in law enforcement, and as an instructor at our ...

Business courses on WDCE’s fall schedule at Penn College

Four business and management courses will be offered in the coming months by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. All of the classes will be taught in Room 312 of the Klump Academic Center on the college’s main campus; the cost for each is ...

Mansfield University now a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship partner

MANSFIELD — Through a recent partnership with the Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA), Mansfield University is now participating in the T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Early Childhood PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program. Administered by PACCA, the T.E.A.C.H. ...

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Shown are the recent initiates into the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society. From left, are Amy Brown, Sheila Jackson, Sherry Stiner, Elizabeth Ward, Jennifer Wettlaufer and Christine Woodward.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International welcomes new members

In September, the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at the Towanda Country Club to initiate six new members. The initiates included Amy Brown, seventh grade math teacher, Towanda Area School District; Jennifer Wettlaufer, third grade teacher, Sullivan County ...

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Penn College students who recently received scholarships from the Society of Plastics Engineers, from left, are Rebecca J. Brown, of Conneaut Lake; Nicholas C. Moore, of Lock Haven; and Heather C. Fennell, of Hawley. All three students are seeking bachelor’s degrees in plastics and polymer engineering technology.

Penn College plastics students honored with scholarships

The leading technical society for the plastics industry has recognized three Pennsylvania College of Technology students as part of its 2017 scholarship program. Plastics and polymer engineering technology students Rebecca J. Brown, of Conneaut Lake; Heather C. Fennell, of Hawley; and ...

Microsoft Office courses scheduled at Penn College at Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — For those looking to sharpen their computer skills while learning something new, Pennsylvania College of Technology at Wellsboro is offering two Microsoft Office classes. Courses are taught in the Wellsboro Area School District administration building, 227 Nichols St., by ...

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Shown is this year’s Montoursville Area High School homecoming court. Front row, from left, are Madelyn McDonald, Alexandra Bafile, Olivia Conklin and Danae Roles. Back row, from left, are Kathryn Plankenhorn, Lillian Stutzman, Olivia Evans, Rebecca Reeder and Shelby Kurtz.

Montoursville celebrates homecoming festivities

The Montoursville Area High School homecoming festivities will be held on Friday. A parade of convertibles will begin at 5:50 p.m. from the corner of Arch and Weaver streets and proceed down Arch Street to Memorial Stadium. The parade will include the homecoming court, high school band, ...

Area high school students invited to College Night on Lycoming College campus

Lycoming College invites all Williamsport area high school students to “College Night” on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Keiper Recreation Center on the Lycoming campus. High school students interested in pursuing a college degree will have the opportunity to speak with ...

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Williamsport rolls out new online menues for students

As students of Williamsport Area School District went back to school Aug. 28, they were greeted with a new way to see what’s for breakfast and lunch. When it comes to getting important papers from school to home, young students are notorious for crumbling up things like school menus ...

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Bucknell names new dean of admissions

LEWISBURG —Kevin T. Mathes, a 2007 Bucknell University graduate who is currently senior associate director of admissions at Dartmouth College, will return to Bucknell next month as dean of admissions. “Kevin brings a powerful blend of analytical and people skills that will serve his alma ...

In the Schools

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Workforce Development PM exchange will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21. Together with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Penn College will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for Business and Workforce Development, 1127 W. Fourth ...

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From left, are Julie Cimino, director of student accounts at Mansfield university; Dean Nancy Sidell; Amanda Sanko; and Nicole Book, North Hall Library.

Project Textbook launched to help Mansfield students

MANSFIELD — In an effort to help students who may have difficulty paying for textbooks, Mansfield University has launched a new two-part program called Project Textbook. With funding from the Student Government Association (SGA), the Project involves two programs designed to help students ...