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Drama students practice in black box. Shown, from left, are Annika Waffenschmidt, Levi Roush, Melony Crissman, Mariah Wright and Katie Guyer.

Drama students attend local workshop

Williamsport drama students attend a community acting workshop at the Community Theater League Oct. 27. schools all around the area will participate in the workshop. Throughout the course of the day, students participated in five theater-related classes to help expand their knowledge and ...

Williamsport hosts pre-auditions for PMEA

Every year, choir students from nine different counties gather at Williamsport Area High School for the pre-auditions to be able to compete in District Chorus hosted by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). The nine schools attending represent one of the 12 districts in the state ...

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Students gather together at the end of their budget experience to total up costs and see if they have any money left over with the help of financial advisors during the Financial Reality Fair at the Muncy Junior-Senior High School.

Muncy holds financial reality fair

MUNCY — Helping students learn the responsibilities of adulthood, Muncy High School recently hosted a financial reality fair to guide students through the process of having to pay bills and balance finances. “It’s about introducing students to balancing a budget and the real world ...

New majors add to campus energy for Penn College open house

Fall open house at Pennsylvania College of Technology returns Oct. 29 with a public invitation to experience a fascinating array of opportunities. “We are all really excited about our upcoming fall open house,” said Claire Z. Biggs, coordinator of admissions events/services. “This is ...

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Lycoming College physics majors Brianna Zawadzki and Tom Osborne, and Dr. Christopher Kulp, professor of physics and chair of the department of astronomy and physics at Lycoming College, recently co-authored a paper published in prominent academic journal The Physical Review E, in August.

Lycoming College student-faculty research published in physics journal

Lycoming College physics majors Brianna Zawadzki ’18 and Tom Osborne ’18, and Dr. Christopher Kulp, professor of physics and chair of the department of astronomy and physics at Lycoming College, co-authored a paper published in prominent academic journal The Physical Review E, in August. ...

A student’s story

Hundreds of members of the community gathered as the Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Oct. 21. This event was part of a larger effort headed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the fight against this threat. Although the ...

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Shown, from left, are Tyler Grabowski, Bass Club advisor John Szentesy and Ryan Fluharty.

Mansfield bass team named All-American

MANSFIELD —The team of Tyler Grabowski and Ryan Fluharty, members of the Mansfield University Bass Fishing Club last season, have both earned All-American honors from Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) for the 2016-17 season. Grabowski and Fluharty are the first MU anglers to be named ...

In the schools

Meadowbrook Christian School to host benefit night MILTON — The junior class of Meadowbrook Christian School, 363 Stamm Road, will host a benefit night from 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, to raise funds for their upcoming mission trip in March 2018. The evening will feature a chicken barbecue dinner ...

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Penn College physician assistant students practice their suturing skills. During National Physician Assistant Week, the Penn College physician assistant program is celebrating the announcement of its continued accreditation through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

Penn College PA program celebrated Physician Assistant Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology had much to celebrate during 2017’s National Physician Assistant Week. An initiative of the American Academy of PAs, National PA Week takes place Oct. 6-12 each year. Over the week, more than 115,500 physician assistants celebrated the profession’s ...

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Gary Kincel, left, Coventry Foundation president, and Gary Hagopian, a member of the foundation’s board of directors, join Penn College student Luke C. Miller, of Grasonville, Md., the first recipient of the organization’s automotive restoration technology scholarship.

Jaguar enthusiasts start restoration scholarship at Penn College

The Coventry Found­ation, an organization of passionate Jaguar collectors, has established a scholarship fund for students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s internationally recognized automotive restoration technology major. Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, the Coventry ...

College grads

Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre WILLIAMSPORT — Ryan Benis, master’s degree in education; Jessica Bower, doctorate degree in nursing. BLOSSBURG — Heather Kinat, master’s degree in education. COUDERSPORT — Amanda Morey, bachelor’s degree in nursing. JERSEY SHORE— Diane ...

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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 ...