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Lycoming College Clean Water Institute receives research grant

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute was awarded a $15,000 grant by the Environmental Health Institute of the Geisinger Center for Health Research under the Marcellus impact pilot grant program.The grant will contribute to the on-going research of the eastern hellbender salamander as an ...

Third annual Senior Transitions Conference held

MANSFIELD - More than 110 students from colleges and universities across the state, along with 50 professional volunteers, participated in the third annual Senior Transition Conference held in Harrisburg recently.Students from Mansfield University, East Stroudsburg University, Lock Haven ...

Montoursville FBLA members advance to the state level

Fifty-two Future Business Leaders of America members competed in the Region 7 Conference this year at Pennsylvania College of Technology and 31 of those members attended the conference and awards ceremony at Penn College. Sixteen students are advancing to the state level.Autumn Hall and Nate ...

Benevolence meets gratitude in automotive restoration lab

A generous benefactor to Pennsylvania College of Technology's automotive restoration program recently toured campus, hearing from many of the students it has helped through scholarships and other funding.Board members of the Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum made their first ...

Mansfield music professor to judge international competition

MANSFIELD - Peggy Dettwiler, director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University, has been invited to serve as a member of the international jury for the 2016 World Choir Games (WCG) to be held in Sochi, Russia in July.The WCG is held biennially and is the largest international choral ...

Public schools prepare students for post-grad life

In June area high schools will send their senior students off into the real world. They will be able to make their own choices with their lives whether they want to join the military, go directly into the workforce or attend college.Students expect that what they were taught in high school will ...

In the classroom … with David Krick

David Krick has spent his entire 35-year career as an employee of the Wellsboro Area School District. His last day as high school principal was Dec. 23; with his accrued time off, his official retirement date is March 16.Krick said he became a teacher because his grandmother was a teacher and ...

Penn College plastics alumnus honored for humanitarian efforts

A plastics and polymer engineering technology graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored for devoting his time and talent to a project enhancing access to clean water in developing countries.Jason C. Gross, of Williston, Vermont, received the Alumni Humanitarian Award at ...

Lycoming County Medical Society awards scholarships to local students

HARRISBURG - The Lycoming County Medical Society recently announced three $3,000 medical school scholarship recipients. The students are: Laura A. Anderson, daughter of Dr. Elizabeth and Eric Anderson, of Williamsport. She attends The Commonwealth Medical College. Ian F. Eisenhauer, son of ...

Philosophy professor publishes celebration of U.S. republic

Dr. Robert Jacques, an adjunct professor of philosophy at Lycoming College, recently released an unprecedented portrait of the U.S. in his book "The Republic."In his book, Jacques identifies the middle class as the greatest class ever, business as the worlds' source of liberty and tolerance, ...

Scholarship for Bradford County nursing students awarded at Mansfield

MANSFIELD - Amanda Manning, of Rome, Pennsylvania, is the 2015 recipient of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship, given by the Linderman-McGlenn Family Trust, to a student from Bradford County.Manning, a 2009 Mansfield University graduate, is pursuing a master's ...

Mansfield concert choir is finalist for national honor

MANSFIELD - The Mansfield University concert choir is one of eight finalists nationwide for The American Prize 2015 in choral performance, college/university division. The Choir won the award in 2011.The concert choir, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, MU director of Choral Activities, was selected ...

Interview of recognized jazz author highlight of journal

The recently released issue of "Brilliant Corners," a unique blend of literature about jazz, features an interview by prominent jazz author Willard Jenkins. Dr. Sascha Feinstein, professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College, conducted the interview last May.The publication ...

Student lands internship managing social media for Potter fan site

A senior marketing student at Pennsylvania College of Technology was selected as an intern for a fan site that is known as the world's No. 1 "Harry Potter" website.As a social media intern for MuggleNet, Jessica R. Wiegand, a student in business administration: marketing concentration, joins a ...

Student who desegregated Little Rock High School to speak at Lycoming College

Dr. Terrence Roberts will discuss the lessons learned from the desegregation of schools at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in Clarke Chapel at Lycoming College. Roberts was among the first African-American students to enroll at schools for whites in the south during the 1950s. The presentation is free and ...

Area Students of the Month honored for the month of December

HainesRiver Len Haines, son of Dennis and Lisa Haines, of Jersey Shore, has been chosen as the Jersey Shore Lions Club Citizen of the Month for December.Haines has been a member of the Bulldog basketball team and baseball team throughout his four years in school. He has earned letters in both ...

Lycoming intern earns award from state-wide college association

Leah Handwerk, of Hockessin, Delaware, earned the Joanne Day Student of the Year Award in the liberal arts category from the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PENNACE) on Dec. 3.Handwerk was recognized for her work as a social work intern at the Ronald McDonald House of ...

New program to help Jersey Shore elementary students

JERSEY SHORE - For the first time this year, a new program is in place to help give students in kindergarten at Jersey Shore Area Elementary School a more personalized approach for their individual needs.Adrienne Johnston, assistant principal, said that teachers are working together to provide ...

Penn College teams place in global top 100 in business simulation

Competing against thousands of teams worldwide, two Pennsylvania College of Technology groups were ranked in the Global Top 100 during the fall semester as they "played" the Business Strategy Game.The Business Strategy Game is an international business simulation competition used not only in ...