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Mansfield University offers new degree programs

Education

MANSFIELD — The Chancellor’s Office of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has approved several new degree programs to be offered by Mansfield University. The new programs include an associates of science in business administration, associate of science in chemical technology, ...

Mansfield University and Mansfield Foundation reach agreement

Education

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University and the Mansfield Foundation have reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will renew the relationship between the two parties. Although the Foundation suspended active fundraising until the new MOU was in place, the Foundation continued ...

58 Penn College student-athletes honored

Education

It recently was announced that Pennsylvania College of Technology had 58 student-athletes selected as NEAC Scholar-Athletes. The Wildcats finished seventh among the conference’s 14 teams. For the fourth straight year, the conference set a record with 899 student-athletes receiving a ...

Penn College honors manufacturing engineering alumnus

Education

A manufacturing engineering technology graduate who is now a college professor received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Pennsylvania Colle­g­e of Technology’s Summer 2018 commencement ceremonies at the Community Arts Center. Mark A. Atwater, a 2007 graduate of Penn College and an ...

Mansfield University honored among National Colleges of Distinction

Education

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University of Pennsylvania has been recognized for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for the fourth consecutive year. “We are absolutely thrilled to once again ...

Children’s Learning Center grant lowers costs for eligible parents

Education

The Dunham Children’s Learning Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently received a $92,118 grant to help reduce child care fees for eligible students who enroll their children at the facility. The CCAMPIS grant was issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The abbreviation ...

Creative ways to thank teachers

Education

A great teacher is a gift that can last a lifetime. So how to show our thanks? Many teachers say their favorite gifts are homemade. Presents that speak to a child’s genuine feelings for the teacher, or reflect the teacher’s interests, are the most authentic. Time and thought trump ...

Lock Haven University juniors conduct research at Cornell

Education

LOCK HAVEN — Two Lock Haven University rising juniors, Samantha Clark and Chadd Miller, spent their summer completing a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program at Cornell University. Clark, a biology major of Elysburg, has been working with the Boyce Thompson Institute at ...

­Aspiring professionals awarded National HVAC Scholarships

Education

Three Pennsylvania College of Technology students are among the 34 national beneficiaries of $58,000 in financial assistance from a partnership of longtime industry supporters. Joseph V. Gullace, of Livingston, New Jersey; Christopher J. Milliken, of Bellefonte; and Austin R. Reynolds, of ...

World Series pitches windfall into the area

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Each August, Lycoming County becomes a destination spot for thousands of people across the U.S. and even the world, thanks to the Little League Baseball World Series. The more-than-weeklong event, which kicks off with the grand parade and culminates in the championship game at Howard J. ...

Liberty post office renamed in honor of fallen soldier

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LIBERTY — The United States Post Office here was renamed in honor of Staff Sgt. Ryan Scott Ostrom during a special ceremony held at the Liberty Municipal Building yesterday. A plaque was dedicated and will be hung outside the post office building, at 4514 Williamson Trail. The members ...

Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Of all the horrific details contained in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, one sentence stands out: “The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid ‘scandal.’ ” When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, ...

Doubly amused

Letters

I was doubly amused to see a rebuttal to my letter to you from a regular contributor. His first question was:" How can you tell who is going to be a mass shooter?" I suspect the victims at Parkland, Annapolis, Virginia Tech and Newtown clearly understood who was the mass shooter, as did ...

What could be saved

Letters

I have no doubt that our country cannot continue to exist if we do not protect its borders. The Denver Post is acknowledged as a very liberal paper, and I am surprised that they published this, but it shows how the hiring of illegals is a negative economic practice. The author of the ...

Gun owners beware

Letters

Gun owners beware of charlatans who try to convince you the Second Amendment was only intended to protect the ability of the people to raise a militia, and private ownership of guns was never addressed by the 2nd Amendment. These anti-rights con-artists who claim expertise on the origins of ...

Why change?

Letters

Our current form of city government, initiated in 1972, is modeled on the US Constitution. We have an executive branch, (Mayor-President), a legislative branch, (City Council-Congress), and a judicial branch, (District Justices/Commonwealth Courts-Supreme Court). Since 1972, the City of ...

Now for the farmers

Letters

The American farmers have always had it hard. Even in modern times like these, they still have it hard. Farming is very difficult and hard work, depending on good soil, plenty of sunshine and good rain. Drought, flood, insects and animals are a constant concern, not to mention blights or ...