Education

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 ...

Lycoming College appoints six endowed professorships

Lycoming College appointed six faculty members with endowed professorships made possible by established gifts to the College. Endowed professorships are one of the highest honors that Lycoming awards faculty members to recognize a career marked by exceptional teaching, scholarship and ...

Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers return to LHU for memorial reunion

Brothers of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity traveled to Lock Haven University for their annual TKE alumni Richard Weede Memorial Golf and Social Outing on Aug. 8. More than 30 TKE brothers, from the class of ’70 to ’81, came to The Haven for socializing, golfing, storytelling and ...

Event management intern hosts successful ‘Sip & Drool’ benefit

An event hosted by a Pennsylvania College of Technology student raised $2,460 for a nonprofit animal shelter and helped to find homes for several dogs. Victoria A. Sosar, of Berwick, is pursuing a bachelor’s in business administration: sport and event management. As part of an internship ...

School is back in session — 5 back to school tips for drivers

ERIE (AP) — It’s back to school time for many states across the U.S. More pedestrians and vehicles will hit the streets, so it’s important for drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for kids around schools and their neighborhoods. Here are five driving tips to keep in mind as kids ...

The A, Bee and Cs of Biology

DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — As a key pollinator in the ecosystem, bees do more than make honey. They are responsible for billions of dollars worth of pollination that affects global agriculture and the environment. Scientists have taken notice of a drastic bee population decline around the ...

Penn College students earn industry certifications

Engineering and industrial design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology proved their software acumen by passing industry certification exams during the 2017-18 academic year. 29 students completed the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam, 14 students passed the Certified SolidWorks ...

5 steps to a smooth start of school

In the blink of an eye, all of that planning and organizing you did to make your summer run smoothly is in the rearview mirror, and it’s already time to focus on yet another busy seasonal and schedule change. The waning weeks of summer require some thinking ahead to make the shift back to ...

Is there such a thing as a stress-free school lunch? Here’s how to pack one

With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many time-pressed parents, this is a formidable task. But it doesn’t need to be. I’m a registered dietitian and a clinical instructor, and I have a few easy suggestions. The ...

‘Makerspace’ formally dedicated at Penn College

Designed by students and funded by a forward-thinking group of individual and industry benefactors, a space designed to inspire interdisciplinary innovation and collaboration opened its doors at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Dedication ceremonies were held Aug. 14 for The Dr. Welch ...