Education

Southern Tioga to vote on returning most of 2010 bond

BLOSSBURG - The board of the Southern Tioga School District will vote Monday on refunding a portion of the 2010 bond that was originally taken out to renovate and reconstruct North Penn High School.After several years of controversy over the project and an almost complete board change, the high ...

Reptilian delights

Top, an iguana is shown to children at the James V. Brown Library during a recent presentation by Jesse Rothacker, president of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, about the role various reptiles play in the environment. Left, Rothacker wears a boa constrictor snake as he describes how the ...

Students get a taste of financial reality

Reality has set in for Muncy High School juniors and seniors - financial reality, anyway.The Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Credit Unions and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association recently held a financial reality fair at Muncy High School. The event was geared toward upperclassmen, who ...

In the classroom with … Beth Baker

This year marks Beth Baker's 24th year teaching at Muncy High School.The Michigan native traveled east to Pennsylvania after marrying her husband, who moved for work. Their five-year plan has evolved into more than two decades spent living in Milton. Baker doesn't imagine they'll move back to ...

Penn College occupational therapy assistant students volunteer at Camp Emerge

Fifteen members of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Occupational Therapy Assistant Club volunteered their time recently at Camp Emerge, a weekend camp for families touched by autism.During their time at the camp, held at Camp Victory in Millville, each volunteer was placed with a family. ...

Mikela Hoffman named 2015 Young Woman of Excellence

The YWCA Northcentral PA recognizes that Women of Excellence begin serving their community with dedication and selflessness at a young age. For a third year, the YWCA invited each local school district to nominate young women who embody the virtues of integrity, strength of character and ...

Authors to visit Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN - Michael Kimmel, distinguished professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, will speak about his book "Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men" (2008) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Price Auditorium at Lock Haven University, 401 N. Fairview St. Kimmel ...

St. John Neumann Regional Academy announces 9 AP Scholars

Nine 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 (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous ...

Talk to show how personal energy choices affect community health

In the next installment of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Daniel J. Doyle Technology and Society Colloquia Series, a nationally recognized facilities manager will discuss how organizations and individuals can decrease their energy use and show the impact even minor improvements can have ...

Local student to appear in Thanksgiving Day Parade

KUTZTOWN - Erinn Morrison, of South Williamsport, will appear with the Kutztown University Marching Unit (KUMU) as one of 17 bands in the 2015 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 26. With 150 members, KUMU is one of two bands from Pennsylvania and the only ...

Learn about education at Milton Hershey School

Prospective students and families are invited to a free informational event in with Milton Hershey School admissions counselors at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 1954 E. Third St.Families will have the opportunity to learn more about how the school's education could create a ...

Mansfield University English faculty and students participate in conference

MANSFIELD - Five faculty and a student from Mansfield University Department of English and Modern Languages participated in the English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) conference on Oct. 9-10 at Slippery Rock University.Andrea Harris delivered her paper, "Experience ...

Family establishes memorial scholarship at Penn College

The family of a retired Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member who died earlier this year has established a scholarship fund in his memory.The Dr. William B. Urosevich Memorial Scholarship will benefit students who are enrolled full time in the physician assistant major, have ...

Tioga County Commissioners awarded Mansfield Presidential Coin for Excellence

MANSFIELD - Tioga County Commissioners Roger Bunn, Erick Coolidge and Mark Hamilton were each awarded the Mansfield University Presidential Coin for Excellence by President Fran Hendricks on Oct. 9.The presentation took place at the thirty-second graduation ceremony of the Municipal Police ...

Lock Haven seeks third-party comments for CAEP visit

The College of Liberal Arts and Education at Lock Haven University will host an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) beginning on Feb. 28, 2016.Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that ...

Leah Bower participates with The Harrisburg Internship Semester

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) pairs one student from each State University with a specific governmental department for one semester. Interns are placed in working relationships with policymakers, as well as independent boards, agencies and commissions. Students learn the dynamics of ...

Penn College awarded grant to aid suicide prevention

Pennsylvania College of Technology's new initiative to strengthen suicide-prevention efforts has received federal government support. The college has been awarded a SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.Managed by the Center for Mental Health Services in the ...

Mansfield academic and human development faculty present at national conference

MANSFIELD - Four members of the Mansfield University Academic and Human Development faculty presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference on New Orleans on Oct. 1.Vicki Sax, Kim Slusser, Jason Roscoe and Deb Rotella presented "Gateway and Gatekeepers: The Summer ...

Bloomsburg University announces launch of $50 million capital campaign

BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University and the Bloomsburg University Foundation officially launched It's Personal: The Campaign for Bloomsburg University on Oct. 16. The capital campaign is the largest of its kind in BU's history, with a goal to raise $50 million."Tonight, we celebrate our ...

Alum’s senior project featured in plastics journal

The current issue of a prominent plastics-industry trade journal features the work of a recent Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate.Thermoforming Quarterly, a journal of the thermoforming division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, devotes six pages to the senior project of Bryan T. ...