Education

Workshop for teachers emphasizes creative side of STEM

Learning looked a lot like play when more than 90 middle school educators from across Pennsylvania - and a few from other states - convened at Pennsylvania College of Technology to sit on the learning end of hands-on lessons that they can take back to school to help engage their students in ...

Mansfield honors late faculty member with Presidential Coin

MANSFIELD - Mansfield University President Fran Hendricks posthumously awarded the MU Presidential Coin for Excellence to Dr. Shaker Ramasamy on Dec. 6. Ramasamy, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, passed away suddenly on Dec. 2.The presentation was made to Ramasamy's widow, ...

Lock Haven sports studies hold 10th annual Turkey Trot

The Lock Haven University Sport Studies Department's 10th annual Turkey Trot was a success this year. Each year, the SPRT 321 leadership and management of sport class puts together the Thanksgiving-themed 5K event. Proceeds go through LHU's Foundation to be used to support someone in the local ...

Course to help prepare students for revised SATs at Penn College

In anticipation of pending changes to the SAT, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher ...

Students and teachers work on a vision for the future

The Muncy School District holds education to a high standard, and have spent the past year creating a logo, vision and mission statement to showcase its plan for the future."It was done with a lot of student leadership and teacher leadership," said Craig Skaluba, superintendent.In January, ...

‘Live United’ essay contest winners announced

The Lycoming County United Way held a volunteer appreciation event on Dec. 15 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Professional Development Center, where many volunteers were recognized for their efforts with helping the United Way this year.Each year, the United Way and Sun-Gazette hold ...

Jefferson expert presents at Lycoming College

Peter S. Onuf, senior research fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, shared insights into the mind and soul of Jefferson during the first lecture preented by the James and Emily Douthat lectureship in the liberal arts and sciences. More than 120 people ...

Life in a college town … One semester down

When imagining college I pictured making lots of friends, loving my classes, staying up late studying in the library, going to the occasional party and making lots of memories. As a freshman at Bloomsburg University, some of my expectations became realities.I did end up thoroughly enjoying all ...

Drone (quadcopter) technology course scheduled at Penn College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer a two-session drone quadcopter technology course in January.Participants will explore the fundamentals of quadcopter/unmanned aerial system theory and operation; familiarize themselves with basic ...

Mansfield graduate inducted into Blood Donation Hall of Fame

MANSFIELD - James Querry, who graduated from Mansfield University last spring, returned to campus in November to be inducted into the Fenwal Blood Donation Hall of Fame for 2015.In April, Querry was named as Volunteer of the Year by the Community Blood Bank (CBB) of Northwest Pennsylvania and ...

Two Mansfield selected to serve on task force

MANSFIELD - Nancy Sidell, interim dean of the College of Professional Studies and professor of social work, and Tiffany Welch, assistant professor of social work and sociology, at Mansfield University have both been selected to serve on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Practice ...

Jersey Shore Area Middle School announces ROCK Star award winners

Jersey Shore Area Middle School has announced the recipients of the monthly ROCK Star award for November. As part of JSASD's School Wide Positive Behavior (SWPB) initiative, JSAMS has identified and taught specific behavioral expectations for students while in all areas of our building.These ...

Bradford Tioga Early Head Start paints the way for learning

Participation in art activities is important for young children during their early development because as research shows, art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood.One art form, painting, recently was introduced to a child enrolled in the Elkland Early Head Start program of ...

Mansfield contingent assists at charity event

MANSFIELD - Four Mansfield University students traveled to New York City with faculty and staff from the Department of Communication in November to volunteer at the Center for Hearing and Communication's (CHC) annual Feast fundraiser gala.Brittany Blair, Austin Dragovich, Tyanna Roberts and ...

Biology professor helps shape students’ futures

A biology professor who specializes in brain research was an appropriate participant for the topic "Shaping Your Brain for the Future" - the theme of the second annual STEM Awareness Career Day held recently at Wellsboro Area High School's administration building.Justin M. Ingram, assistant ...

Santa’s Gift Bag ready for delivery in Mansfield

MANSFIELD - Mansfield University staff, faculty and administrators, joined by members of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club and other residents spent time Dec. 15 moving, organizing and wrapping presents for Santa's Gift Bag.The long-standing community effort, coordinated by Mansfield University campus ...

Keystone College recognizes scholarship donors and recipients

La PLUME - Members of the Keystone College community gathered to honor 2015-16 scholarship donors and recipients during the 19th annual scholarship luncheon on campus. The event provided students an opportunity to meet the donors who make it possible for them to pursue their education at ...

Foundation holiday essay contest winners announced

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation recently concluded its annual Holiday Essay Contest, during which students in kindergarten through sixth grade were asked to answer, in 200 words or less: "If you could wish for just one thing this holiday season, what would it be? Why? ...

Mansfield student effort helps 200 families in El Salvador

MANSFIELD - Donations from the Mansfield University student project, the Collection Collaboration Campaign, recently were distributed to 200 families on the Island of Tasajera, El Salvador.The project, led by then student and now graduate Jason White during the spring 2015 semester, began with ...