Education

Creating a helping hand

MILL HALL — Central Mountain senior Shae Cole and junior Shane Scanlan have taken their education through STEM learning and Career and Technical Education classes with Fred Hoy to the next level. Recently the two presented Mill Hall first grader, Isaiah Slaterbeck, with a prosthetic hand ...

Students’ original gaming art earns recognition

Producers of the “Working Class” public television documentary series recently recognized three students who attend the BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 Alternative Education Program for participating in the series’ Game On! Art Challenge. Earning top honors as an excellent example of ...

Bucknell University honors staff with 2018 Geiger and Zeller Awards

LEWISBURG — Seven members of the Bucknell University staff recently were honored at the annual staff picnic with the presentation of the Geiger and Zeller Awards. Geiger Awards The Walter C. Geiger Memorial Award recognizes members of the administrative staff who demonstrate sustained ...

LHU unveils naming of Poorman Commons and Poorman Amphitheatre

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently hosted a naming ceremony of its commons area and amphitheatre for businessman and philanthropist Stephen Poorman. The university’s Stephen Poorman School of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services also is named after Poorman, who in 2015 ...

‘Why Science Matters’ documentary to premieres Thursday on WVIA-TV

Science, experimentation and competition come together to help students develop the problem-solving skills needed for high-demand, high-tech careers in “Working Class: Competition Drives Innovation! Why Science Matters.” Produced by Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public ...

14 incoming Penn College students chosen as 2018-19 ‘BE Scholars’

Fourteen of this fall’s first-year students in construction and design majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been selected as Built Environment Scholars in a program that rewards academic talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related fields. Scholarship ...

Mansfield receives military friendly designation

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University has been designated a Military Friendly School for 2018-19 by Victory Media. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. Also, for the ...

Graduation lists

Pennsylvania College of Technology WILLIAMSPORT — Talib-Din M. Akbar, bachelor’s degree in building automation technology; Angela P. Auman, associate’s degree in nursing; Steven M. Baker, associate’s degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology and certificate in ...

Lock Haven University announces 2018 academic promotions

LOCK HAVEN — Seven members of the Lock Haven University faculty have been promoted for the 2018-19 academic year. The promotions were made after a lengthy evaluation process that was conducted in compliance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and the LHU promotion policy. There ...

Beautification Day

JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore Area Elementary School recently held a Beautification Day in attempt to help their school look better in preparation for the summer months recently. “We’re planting flowers to beautify our community, just to make it pretty,” said Isabella Gottschall, third ...

Plastics professionals sharpen skills at Penn College

The latest training initiative offered by the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology advanced the skills of plastics professionals representing a dozen companies, eight states and Canada. The ninth annual National Hands-On Thin-Gauge/Roll-Fed ...

Local nonprofits collaborate in ‘Over the Edge’ fundraising event

The YWCA Northcentral PA, River Valley Regional YMCA and Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation recently announced the community’s first collaborative fundraiser, Over The Edge — Williamsport. This daring, urban adventure encourages participants to think and act boldy for ...

Penn College students dominate scholarship list

Recent scholarships from the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies reflects Pennsylvania College of Technology’s standing as a national leader in applied technology education. Penn College students received nine of 22 awards from the PMMI Scholarship in Memorial of Claude S. ...

Lock Haven University hosts home-school-community panel of experts

LOCK HAVEN — Teachers, administrators, behavior support professionals, law enforcement and Lock Haven University students recently participated in a home-school-community panel of experts at LHU. The Department of PreK-Grade 8 and Professional Studies at LHU prepares teachers to make a ...

Lycoming hosts immersive business program for high school students

Lycoming College will welcome more than 1500 high school students to campus for the 40th annual Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW). The College will host four sessions now through Aug. 4. This year, Lycoming is adding to the PFEW itinerary: In addition to an informational session about ...

LHU named ‘Blooming Business’ by Dogwood Circle Garden Club

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently was named “Blooming Business” by the Dogwood Circle Garden Club in Lock Haven in recognition of the attractive and well maintained campus landscape. The club began recognizing homeowners in 1994 with the Garden of the Month Award, according to ...

Dean’s lists

Penn State University All campuses (Any student or parent/guardian of a student who made the dean’s list at any Penn State campus may contact Lisa Powers at PSU at lmpowers@psu.edu or 814-865-7517 to have the university send their dean’s list information to the Sun-Gazette. Information ...

Summer reading

Summer vacation: it’s all about reading, right? For Williamsport Area School District students in kindergarten through third grade at Stevens Primary School, why not? Principal Jim Ellis saw the thirst that his young students have for reading and asked, “How do we get more books into ...

Lycoming College recognizes leadership and service to community

Students and staff recently were recognized for their service to Lycoming and Williamsport communities during Lycoming College’s Honors Convocation at the Community Arts Center. Honorees were acknowledged for their selfless and tireless dedication to serving others and for their dedicated ...