Education

A new era for football

By GRACE CHESTNUTA new era has begun for Williamsport Area High School football, from new coaches to the brand new STA (Student Transportation of America) stadium. Perhaps the biggest change is the team's record of 4-1. The team hasn't had this strong of a start in more than 10 years.So what's ...

Williamsport offers new courses at high school

By CAITLIN?MOOREWilliamsport Area High School has many new and rewarding course offerings for the 2015-16 school year, which include personal communication, AP environmental science, aquarium science, AP psychology and biotechnology.These classes are providing many new and exciting ...

‘White out wonders’ at Williamsport Area High School

By CONNOR PARDOELast January brought a new event to the Williamsport Area High School. When playing the Loyalsock Township Lancers during last basketball season, the Top Hat Pride Committee held the first "Williamsport White Out."The evening offered free T-shirts, club booths and activities in ...

Educators learn about the Marines

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Sun-Gazette reporter Alyssa Maneval went to Marine Corps boot camp earlier this year, along with a group of local education professionals. Over the next three weeks in the Monday Education section, the Sun-Gazette will take readers inside boot camp through a three-part ...

In the classroom … with Anna Radspinner

You may say that it is destiny that Anna Radspinner chose a career as a music teacher. Her parents both were music teachers, she married a music teacher and her sister is a music teacher - who also is married to a fellow music teacher. This is one family that makes beautiful music ...

Penn College to hold lecture on creating a meaningful life

With wit and wisdom, a teacher intends to offer a meaningful conversation on our choices and our chances when he takes the stage as the featured presenter in a popular, annual lecture at Pennsylvania College of Technology.Bruce A. Wehler, assistant professor of English composition, is this ...

Local students gain spots in Susquehanna stadium band

SELINSGROVE - Several local students are participating in Susquehanna University's stadium band this fall.The Susquehanna stadium band plays at all home football games, the homecoming parade and pep rally and at special events throughout the fall. The band is under the direction of Eric Hinton, ...

Mansfield celebrates homecoming

MANSFIELD - Mansfield University and the greater Mansfield community celebrated a combined homecoming and Fabulous 1890s Weekend Sept. 25-26. The theme of the weekend was "All Roads Lead Home."The weekend's activities included a parade, concerts, athletic events, a golf tournament and ...

In the Schools

Bloomsburg University shows documentary on food wasteBLOOMSBURG - Filmmaker Grant Baldwin explores widespread food waste and what can be done about it in the documentary "Just Eat It: A food waste story." The documentary, a continuation of ICS's Bloomsburg Explores Poverty symposium, explores ...

Montoursville students earn AP Scholar Awards

Thirty-three students at Montoursville Area High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for the 2014-15 school year.The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level ...

Lock Haven to hold “LOCKtoberfest” homecoming

LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University's 2015 "LOCKtoberfest" homecoming weekend will be held Oct. 16 and 17. The public is invited to attend.The LHU Alumni Golf Classic will be held Oct. 16. Check-in for the tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Clinton Country Club (CCC). To participate in ...

Lock Haven earns American Red Cross Outstanding Achievement Award

LOCK HAVEN - The American Red Cross (ARC) provides assistance to those in need through five key areas: disaster relief, supporting military families, health and safety services, international services and lifesaving blood. Perhaps best known for collecting blood donations, the ARC collects ...

Mansfield to hold Family and Friends Weekend

MANSFIELD - Mansfield University will celebrate Family and Friends Weekend Friday and Saturday with a schedule of concerts, athletic events and activities planned.At 8 p.m. Friday, Bruce in the USA, the premier Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band tribute band, will perform in concert at ...

Jessica R. Wiegand named Penn College Student of the Month

Jessica R. Wiegand, a business administration: marketing concentration major from Trout Run, has been chosen as September's Student of the Month at Pennsylvania College of Technology.A member of the Wildcat cross-country team and the Blue Crew campus-pride organization, Wiegand also works part ...

Lock Haven University senior wears many hats for internship

LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University senior, Jane Spitnale, originally had a passion only for advertising. Once given the chance to expand her skill set and explore other areas, Spitnale came away from her internship with an entirely different view.Spitnale's original hope was to intern at a ...

College grads

Susquehanna UniversitySelinsgroveLEWISBURG - James D. Seaberg, bachelor's degree in strategic communications.NEW BERLIN - Adam W. Gemberling, bachelor's degree in philosophy.

Williamsport senior named 2016 Commended Student

Williamsport Area High School senior Max M. Moore has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Head Principal Brandon ...

Mansfield professor has book published

MANSFIELD - Jimmy Guignard, associate professor of English and chair of the Mansfield University English and Modern Languages (EML) Department, has had his book, "Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale," published by Texas A&M University ...

Dean’s list

Penn State UniversityAll campusesWILLIAMSPORT - Brandon C. Lee, Jamie L. Storme.BEECH CREEK - David J. Angelelli.COLUMBIA CROSS ROADS - Stacey R. Hussmann.COUDERSPORT - Alexandra S. Kelsey.HERNDON - Justin M. Suerken.LEWISBURG - Adam J. Sterner.LOCK HAVEN - Rani P. Chapla.MIFFLINBURG - Amanda ...