Education

New change for a third year at TCMC

Most medical schools only teach third-year students in a traditional block setting, but The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) decided to shake up its third-year students by providing them with half the year learning in a longitudinal integrated courtship (LIC) style and half the year in a ...

Penn College celebrates National Surgical Technologists Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology's surgical technology Class of 2016 joined hospitals and colleges throughout the country in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 20-26.The occupation demands attention to detail and procedures. Surgical technologists provide care to surgical ...

3 Montoursville sisters attend Penn College

Depending on the preferred cliche, threes may be a threat, a charm or a crowd.For the Bennett family of Montoursville, it's a triple blessing that all three sisters are attending Pennsylvania College of Technology.Aubrey G., 23; Ainsley R., 20; and Addey L., 19, are enrolled in a range of ...

In the schools

BU faculty member to discuss link between poverty, mental illnessBLOOMSBURG - The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) will present a lecture by Todd Hastings, "Poverty, Mental Illness and Issues in Nursing Education," as part of ICS's Bloomsburg Explores Poverty symposium. The lecture, ...

Bloomsburg ranks among the US News best

BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University once again made the list of top universities in the northern region of the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.In data released recently U.S. News lists BU as number 104 of the Best Regional ...

College graduates

Penn State UniversityAll campusesWILLIAMSPORT - Selina Beck, degree in business administration; Morgan J. Churchhill, degree in applied clinical psychology; Katie L. Mackey, degree in adult education; Megan L. Ripka, degree in business administration; Molly J. Steele-schrimp, degree in human ...

Bradford-Tioga Head Start recognizes employees

Bradford-Tioga Head Start Inc. (BTHS) recently recognized their employees who had reached a years of service milestone at the all-staff meeting held at the Mainesburg Community Center. The milestones are in five-year increments, starting with five years of service. Each employee who met a ...

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 ...