Education

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 ...

4 selected to receive 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has named four Williamsport Area High School alumni who will receive its 2018 Distinguished Alumni awards. The following individuals will accept their award at WASDEF’s inaugural Donor and Alumni Appreciation Event on Sept. ...

Local students improve problem-solving skills at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE — Rachel Garrett, of Jersey Shore, and Payton Hammaker, of Williamsport, were among a select group of students who participated in Susquehanna University’s I-Engineer camp for high school students. In the weeklong residential program, students improved their problem-solving ...

LHU Alpha Sigma Phi wins second consecutive ‘Gold Cup’

LOCK HAVEN — Alpha Sigma Phi, the international fraternity, recently held its annual convention in Indianapolis. The Lock Haven University Delta Nu chapter was represented by Mike Aaron, Erick Donahue, Spencer Gogol, Robby Heck, Matt Henry, Payton MacNeill, Kyle McCarthy, Ryan Plant, Dylan ...

Practical nursing information session to be held

COUDERSPORT – Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach Practical Nursing Program, based in the Wellsboro Area School District, will host a free information session for those interested in nursing as a career at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Potter County Education Council building, 5 Water ...

Lycoming College presents author and photographer Tim Palmer

Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) will host author and photographer Tim Palmer for a talk on his book, “Wild and Scenic River: An American Legacy,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in room G-11 of the Heim Building on the College campus. “Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy,” ...

Jawn? Ocky? Philly kids school teachers with new handbook

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Say you’re brand-new to teaching in Philadelphia, and a student drops a casual “sawty” into conversation, as in “I thought I was going to make the bus, but I was sawty.” Panic? Reveal yourself as an out-of-touch old? No way. The young bouls have you covered. ...

Bucknell’s Martine receives Raven Award for science outreach efforts

LEWISBURG — The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) recently selected Chris Martine, the David Burpee Chair in Plant Genetics & Research and director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, as its 2018 Peter Raven Award recipient. Named for renowned botanist Dr. Peter ...

Penn College cyber security student awarded national scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student is one of 17 nationwide recipients of a $5,000 scholarship from Johnstone Supply, a leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry. Alexander M. Fox, an information assurance and cyber security major from Bangor, received the honor ...

Campus farm coming to Bucknell

LEWISBURG— President John Bravman has announced Bucknell University will establish a five-acre campus farm on a grass-covered hilltop above the recently opened South Campus Apartments, providing fertile ground for academic connections, sustainable food production, student life and ...

Camp STEAM

High school is a transitional period in a student’s life. They begin to start thinking of what they want to do after graduation. Through Camp STEAM, students had the opportunity to prepare for a career by exploring industries, looking into colleges and learning about different industries. By ...

Le Jeune Chef honored by Wine Spectator publication

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant was named an “Award of Excellence” winner by Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Spectator is the largest paid wine-focused/wine-lifestyle magazine, reaching 3 million readers each issue. The magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards ...

Mansfield University receives grant for new environmental program

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University accepted a grant through the PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund to implement a environmental sustainability program on campus. This award will initiate a single-stream recycling system and action plan to become a zero-waste campus by 2025. “The idea with ...