Kelchner Fitness Center to host instructor training
MANSFIELD - The Kelchner Fitness Center at Mansfield University will host instructor classes for Turbo Kick on March 9 and PiYo on March 10. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Turbo Kick is a combination of intense kickboxing moves, as well as dance moves, all choreographed to high energy and motivating music. It requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment.
PiYo is a unique class designed to build strength and gain flexibility, focusing on sculpted abdominals, increased overall core strength and greater stability.
For more information and to register for either or both of these classes, go to turbokick.com.
For more information on the KFC, go to mans field.edu/kfc.
Local students selected for honor publication
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford named 65 juniors and seniors to the 2012-13 edition of "Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
Among those were Cassie Chase, a social sciences major from Blossburg, and Clinton Corman, a chemistry major from Howard.
Students were selected for this honor based on a combination of the following criteria: leadership and participation in co-curricular activities; service to the college community; and academic achievement.
Mansfield to present 'Story of Rosa Parks'
MANSFIELD - To begin its celebration of Black History Month, Mansfield University will present "The Story of Rosa Parks: A Woman of Courage," a 45-minute multimedia program by Key Arts Productions, at 7:15 p.m. today in North Manser Dining Hall.
The showing is free and open to the public.
Today marks the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks, the black woman known as "the first lady of civil rights," and "the mother of the freedom movement."
Through big screen video images, informative narrative and rousing musical performances of gospel songs, Negro spirituals and freedoms songs, the program chronicles the life and work of Parks and those who sacrificed for freedom and justice.
In conjunction with the event, attendees will have the option to eat in North Manser between 5 and 7 p.m. by entering at Upper Manser entrance door and requesting the dinner buffet. The charge is $6.50.
Those who do not want food or beverage should let the cash register attendant know that they are attending the free show. MU students not on a meal plan can attend for free by showing their ID.
Lyco students participate in anthropology conference
A group of Lycoming College anthropology students have been selected to participate in the Northeastern Anthropology Association 53rd Annual Meeting, to be held March 1 to 2 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
This year's theme is "Applying Anthropology: Challenging Perspectives/Creating Alternatives."
Lycoming students participating include Samuel Clarke, Kesley Conahan, Kaitlyn Gross, Cori Mancuso and Kyle Swovick.
The students, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Adams, assistant professor of anthropology, will present a session on food and culture. As part of a semester-long project, students analyzed the historical, cultural and social context of various dishes. Selections included challah bread, sushi in America, venison, corn in Central America and the U.S., and the birthday cake. The session will report on their findings.