Education

Plastics students use new technology for competition

Two plastics students at Pennsylvania College of Technology partnered with a global company to use a new technology for a major industry competition.Plastics and polymer engineering technology majors Madison T. Powell, of Linden, and Jacob W. Fry, of Hughesville, worked with Bloomsburg-based ...

Fall 2015 enrollment stronger than expected at Clarion University

Clarion University's enrollment is stronger than expected, as evidenced by a freshman class that is better academically prepared and nearly the same in number as last year's freshman class.The stabilization in enrollment follows a statewide trend outlined in a population study by The Center for ...

Ed Wilson awarded the Mansfield Presidential Coin for Excellence

MANSFIELD - Longtime coach and professor Ed Wilson was awarded the Mansfield University Presidential Coin for Excellence by Fran Hendricks, MU president, on Sept. 21.Wilson arrived in Mansfield 49 years ago, serving as an assistant men's basketball coach for one season and then, in 1967, taking ...

Bloomsburg professor, recent graduate team up to create online training

BLOOMSBURG - A relationship between two universities that began seven years ago with the signing of a memorandum of understanding provided the seed for interactive digital forensics training expected to begin in January 2016.Undergraduate students from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania have ...

Misericordia ranked among the best in US News & World Report

DALLAS, Pa. - Misericordia University is ranked 47th out of 131 colleges and universities in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities North category of U.S. News and World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, which includes institutions of higher education in the northern United States ...

Students fill buckets with acts of kindness

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) - Everyone feels better when their bucket gets filled.That's the lesson being taught at South Side Elementary School this school year. Students there are being asked to be a "bucket filler" and not a "bucket dipper."Teachers, staff and students are all involved in the ...

Wilkes University students become resident assistants

WILKES-BARRE - More than 45 undergraduate students at Wilkes University have accepted on-campus leadership roles as resident assistants.Resident assistants are responsible for crisis management, documenting policy violations, reporting maintenance requests and various other administrative tasks ...

Our new high school principal

As I sat waiting outside the office of Eugene Kurzejewski, I wasn't sure what to expect. It was only the second week of school and I had been asked to interview the new principal of St. John Neumann Regional Academy's high school campus.Nervous as I was about the impression I would make on him, ...

6th grade students express feelings about high school

(EDITORS?NOTE: Effective this school year, the St. John Neumann Regional Academy high school campus now houses grades six through 12. Sixth grade previously was housed at the elementary campus.)I'm Rosena Campana, and I want to tell you (yes, you who is reading this) about some awesome things ...

Q&A with The Rev. Bert Kozen Chaplain at St. John Neumann

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with St. John Neumann's new chaplain, the Rev. Bert Kozen. What follows is my conversation with him.Baylie Gerrity: Where were you born and raised?Bert Kozen: I was born in Williamsport and grew up here. I went to St. Boniface grade school, St. Mary's ...

Alternative education adds to academic success for area brothers

Learning comes in all different forms.While it can be a struggle to determine the "right" way to educate children, Jeff and Christine Kight, of Williamsport, have taken an uncommon approach with homeschooling their two sons, Caleb, 13, and Jesse, 11.The curriculum Christine teaches the boys ...

Presidential student ambassadors mark 20th year of service

Twenty-eight students are serving as Presidential Student Ambassadors for the 2015-16 academic year at Pennsylvania College of Technology, marking the 20th year student ambassadors have been spreading good will on campus.The student ambassadors promote Penn College to prospective and current ...

Williamsport resident wins scholarship from CPA society

PHILADELPHIA - Elizabeth Rader, of Williamsport, was awarded a renewable $2,000 scholarship by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Rader is a student at Lycoming College.Rader has attained dean's list honors each semester at Lycoming College and has been inducted ...

In the Schools

Penn College to host diversity training for police officersAn interactive racial diversity training program for local law enforcement will be held Thursday at Pennsylvania College of Technology.The program, "Improving Campus Public Safety Racial Diversity Through Effective Communications ...

Talk to examine propaganda of Nazis, ‘ISIS’

The use of technology and propaganda by the Nazis and the Islamic State group will be examined and compared in the first presentation of the Daniel J. Doyle Technology and Society Colloquia Series, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium at Pennsylvania College of ...

South Williamsport students earn AP Scholar Awards

Six students at South Williamsport Area High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.South Williamsport offers six AP courses: U.S. history, world history, U.S. government and politics, English literature and composition, calculus and ...

Williamsport art department and foundation hold opening reception

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation, in conjunction with the Williamsport Area High School art department, held an opening reception of the "A Day in the Life" exhibit at the District Service Center on Sept. 15.Earlier this year, the education foundation committed $3,300 ...

Students of the Month

FoxThe Jersey Shore Lions' Club Citizen of the Month for September is Robert H. Fox III, son of Marie and Bob Fox, of Jersey Shore.Fox's activities include National Honor Society, German National Honor Society, track and field, chorus, concert band, marching band, jazz band, brass quintet, ...

Bradford-Tioga Head Start celebrates 50th anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Head Start. Head Start was initiated in 1965 by then President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, as a "War on Poverty". Bradford-Tioga Head Start Inc. (BTHS) recently celebrated this occasion with a cake and by recognizing staff with ...

Mansfield University events dedicated in memory of Chester and Mary Bailey

MANSFIELD - "Chester and Mary were one of the most active and influential couples in the history of Mansfield," David Cummings, Fabulous 1890s Weekend co-chair, said. "It's only right that we honor them by dedicating this year's celebration to their memory."Both were active in various community ...