Bloomsburg to hold
mass media camp
BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University's mass communication faculty will offer a free, week-long Technology and Mass Media Camp from July 30 to Aug. 3 for rising high school juniors and seniors.
Classes and workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in McCormick Center.
During the workshop, students will produce web- and broadcast-quality projects using equipment and software in the mass communication television studio, control room, edit bays and multimedia computer lab.
David Magolis and Jason Genovese, assistant professors of mass communication, will host the camp.
A limited number of seats are available and registration is competitive. To register, see bloomu.edu/summer_camps.
pages for LHU
LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University students learned how to make a difference in the lives of many individuals this spring semester. Dr. Marlene Jensen's Internet Marketing class created webpages to showcase LHU students making a difference. Jensen, assistant professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, started this as a project for her Internet Marketing students. Students involved were:
Dustin Bogaczyk, of Tioga. He worked with Maura Budusky, Matt Barrett and Brianna Roll to create a page about LHU students who took an alternative spring break trip to Morocco. The purpose of this trip was to aid in providing health care and English language instruction to a village in the High Atlas Mountains.
Abram Williams, of Antes Fort; and Brendan Reed, of Coudersport. They worked with Chris Martines and Mike D'aprile to create a page about LHU students working with Air Parts of Lock Haven. Together the students worked to create Air Parts a more environmentally friendly business.
Kyle Hagerty, of Lock Haven; and Tara Davidson, of Jersey Shore. They worked with Farzana Naurin to create a page about LHU students working with children with disabilities. The students with disabilities ranged from grades K-12 and attended Keystone Central School District schools.
Qwynn Dyroff, of Jersey Shore; and Chris Smith, of Laporte. They worked with Alejandro Noguera Olivar to create a page about LHU students working with A.C.E.S. North America. This Williamsport based organization travels to the Dominican Republic each year to provide the local children with an education.
Seth Barzona, of Mill Hallp; and Jarrod Watts, of Avis. They worked with Rebecca Webb and Mike Weeks to create a page about LHU students working with the Upward Bound program. Upward Bound is a nationwide program that helps high school students through all four years, prepare for college.
Jeffrey Woodruff, of Millerton. He worked with Ashley Wernett and Zachary Graybill to create a page about LHU students working on The Water Quality Project. These LHU students worked alongside Dr. Khalequzzaman, a hydro geologist, to research samples of water in order to study the water quality throughout Pennsylvania.
Kaitlin Renninger, of Mill Hall; and Cody Park, of Lock Haven. They worked with Justin Rodriguez and Norman Westerbaan to create a page about LHU students working on the Art of the Natural World Exhibit Series. This annual spring show presents science themes and concepts in an art gallery exhibit.
'Dirty Jobs' host's foundation
awards 2 $1,000 scholarships
Two recent Pennsylvania College of Technology graduates are among the nation's top diesel-heavy equipment majors to receive tool scholarships from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.
Adam W. Borek, of Muncy, and Terrence E. Freas, of Lititz, who graduated in May from the School of Natural Resources Management's heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar equipment emphasis major, each was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Rowe is the creator and host of the widely watched and acclaimed show "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel. A presence on television and the Web through his relationships with Ford, Caterpillar Inc., Cat Footwear, Master Lock and Kimberly-Clark, he and his foundation are dedicated to promoting the skilled trades, including construction-related industries.
Borek and Freas were among the scholarship winners chosen across the country from Association of Equipment Distributors-affiliated technical colleges for their high cumulative GPAs as of the end of the Fall 2011 semester.
"This scholarship promotes our programs at a national level, and it is encouraging that the mikeroweWORKS Foundation recognizes the value of heavy equipment technicians and rewards our students for their efforts," said Mary A. Sullivan, dean of natural resources management at the college.
The awards follow last year's scholarship for Andrew C. Reisinger, who graduated from Penn College in May 2011 with a degree in heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis. He subsequently met Rowe during a trade show in Las Vegas and was invited to appear with him in New York for a celebrity edition of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
In addition to the scholarship, Borek also received the American Infrastructure Award, presented at the end of the semester to the top performing graduate in his major.
earns 3 scholarships
A senior in Pennsylvania College of Technology's four-year accounting major has been awarded three scholarships totaling $4,000 from organizations representing his chosen career field.
Steven W. Garner, of Williamsport, received a $2,000 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an association of more than 20,000 certified public accountants working to improve the profession and better serve the public interest. The scholarships are presented on a competitive basis to candidates who "best satisfy the requirements of high intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need and intent to pursue a career in accounting," according to the association.
Garner, a graduate of Central Mountain High School in Clinton County, also received one of seven scholarships from the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges. That $1,000 award is based on completion of college credit hours, GPA, recommendations and a commitment to a career in accounting. Garner was sponsored by John D. Grigsby, assistant professor of business administration-accounting in the college's School of Business and Computer Technologies.
A $1,000 Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Garner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Foundation, which works to encourage students to pursue careers in fraud examination and provide resources for research on the detection and deterrence of fraud.
The scholarship is named for two members of the ACFE - Larry Jennings and Tracy Ritchie - who were among five employees of the Houston-based Union Texas Petroleum Holdings Inc. fatally wounded when terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan, fired upon their vehicle on Nov. 14, 1997.