Lycoming Nursery School
to hold open house today
Lycoming Nursery School will hold an open house from 6 to 7:40 p.m. tonight at the school, 825 Arch St.
The family oriented, nonprofit, nonsectarian school features a parent-run board. Classes for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds are held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September through May. A limited number of spaces are available.
For more information, call 220-2590 or visit www.lycomingnurseryschool.com.
Early signups encouraged
for Round Hills run-walk
The Round Hills Elementary School PTO will hold the Round the Hills Run-Walk and Kids Fun Run beginning 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Williamsport Area High School's cross country course.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Round Hills PTO as well as the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation.
Race day registration and sign in is open from 7 to 8:45 a.m. All registrants will be entered to win door prizes. There is a registration fee. Those who register before Sept. 21 will pay a reduced registration fee and be guaranteed a T-shirt.
For more information and registration form, go to www.wasd.org. Any questions or concerns, call Melissa Lundy, race coordinator, at 3289-3916.
set at Mansfield
MANSFIELD - University Days, a Mansfield University tradition for three decades, will continue Aug. 23 and 24.
Each semester at MU begins with a schedule of workshops, events and meetings for staff and faculty, all geared toward getting the new academic year off to a positive start and promoting both a sense of community and learning. This year's theme is "A Culture of Learning."
The President's Welcome Breakfast will be held in Manser Hall at 8 a.m. Thursday.
On Friday, Convocation will be held at noon. The faculty and administration will process to Straughn Hall in full academic regalia with "The Spirit & The Pride of Pennsylvania" MU Marching Band, fresh off their tour of London and Paris, providing musical accompaniment.
Interim President Allan Golden will make his welcoming address. Craig Cleland, professor of education and special education, will be the featured speaker. Convocation is presented by the University Senate.
New students arrive on campus on Thursday. Returning students begin arriving on Friday.
Fall semester classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 27.
Perkins grant funding
supports Penn College
Pennsylvania College of Technology has been awarded a $570,422 federal grant for 2012-13 in support of a variety of academic programs.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Perkins Local Plan Grant seeks to help develop the skills of secondary and postsecondary education students enrolled in career and technical-education programs.
The 2012-13 funding will allow Penn College to purchase up-to-date equipment for majors such as renewable energy technology, nursing, dental hygiene, baking and pastry arts, electronics and computer engineering technology, automotive technology, heavy construction equipment technology, diesel technology and welding technology.
"Penn College is committed to providing state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our students are familiar with the latest and emerging trends in industry," said Eugene M. McAvoy, dean of academic services and first year programs. "In a time of belt-tightening, the funding provided through the Perkins Grant is invaluable in helping us maintain the high-quality instruction that characterizes a Penn College degree."
McAvoy said the Perkins Grant funding also helps the college provide academic support for Penn College students.
"The early-intervention and mentoring programs, study-skills workshops, and one-on-one tutoring the grant supports help ensure the success of our students," he said.
Penn College's Perkins Local Plan Grant funding for 2012-13 represents the final-year award for a five-year grant.