Education

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 ...

Penn College professor reviews manuscript on workers in India

Vinay Bahl, associate professor of sociology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been invited by the State University of New York Press to review and evaluate a book manuscript for possible publication. The manuscript deals with informal workers in India and their struggles.Bahl says ...

Freshmen explore majors at Lock Haven’s 21st academic majors fair

More than 200 undeclared students showed up to explore the 49 majors and 47 minors offered by Lock Haven University at the 21st Academic Majors Fair in Roger's Gymnasium on Sept. 10.In addition to faculty and students from each academic department attending, the Center for Career and ...

Jean Kilbourne to deliver ‘Great Conversations’ lecture at Mansfield

MANSFIELD - Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising, will deliver the first installment of Mansfield University's Great Conversation Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

Forest technology students to use inventory app on mobile devices

Members of the forest technology faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology have acquired five iPad Minis and loaded them with forestry-specific programming from Forest Metrix in Vermont.In addition to use on the department-owned iPads, the Forest Metrix software can be used by students on ...

College graduates

Pennsylvania College of TechnologyWILLIAMSPORT - Rita J. Agbemabiese, bachelor's degree in nursing, summa cum laude; Melissa A. Anderson, associate degree in health arts: practical nursing emphasis; Brooke M. Biichle, associate degree in health arts: practical nursing emphasis; Troy Breger, ...

Dean’s list

Northeastern UniversityBoston, Mass.WILLIAMSPORT - Emily C. Trautwein.

A student’s story

By SAM R. THOMPSONSpecial to the Sun-GazetteWith school back in full swing, so are all the things that come with it. Homework, hours spent devoted to studying, early mornings, late nights and exams - all of these things are back, whether students are ready for them or not.During the summer, for ...