Blast to hold meeting
CANTON - The regular meeting of the BLaST, Intermediate Unit 17 board of directors will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a light buffet at 6 p.m., Wednesday in the Conference Room of the BLaST IU 17 Canton Office, 33 Springbrook Drive.
The February meeting also will be by videoconference from the BLaST IU 17 Williamsport office, Sullivan Room, 2400 Reach Road. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting at this site may do so. Those who plan to attend at the Williamsport site should contact Cheryl Starr today. Additional handouts will be available on site.
Call no later than noon Wednesday if you are unable to attend the meeting.
Lock Haven offers screening and live discussion on film
LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University will be showing Robert Reich's film "Inequality for All," a film that discusses the widening income gap and its impact on the American economy. The film will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Price Auditorium, on campus at 401 N. Fairview St., and Clearfield Campus' Founder Hall 003, 201 University Drive, Clearfield.
The community, along with LHU students, is invited to this free event, which will be shown at campuses across the United States. After watching the documentary, participants will have the opportunity to partake in a nation-wide discussion with Reich at 6:30 p.m.
This presentation is supported by the Lock Haven University's office of the provost, the departments of history, political science, international studies and foreign language and the department of sociology, anthropology and geography, with the support of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' American Democracy Project.
Lock Haven University to host open house
LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University will host an open house Saturday at the Student Recreation Center, 401 N. Fairview St. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Prospective students are encouraged to attend to learn more about everything LHU has to offer. During the program, prospective students will learn more about their major, tour campus and enjoy a complimentary lunch in Bentley Dining Hall. Financial aid and athletics will host presentations at the end of the day. Additionally, staff members from the office of admissions will be available to answer questions. To register for the open house program, visit www.lhup.edu/Admissions/OH- Reg.html or call 570-484-2027.
ESPN's Stephan A. Smith to give free lecture at BU
BLOOMSBURG - Stephen A. Smith, former long-time columnist with the Philadelphia Inquirer and current ESPN multimedia personality, will be the keynote speaker at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's 20th annual Sankofa Conference, "Building a Leadership Culture," on Saturday. His talk, "The Road to Great Leadership," will be presented at 1 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, 400 E. Second St., and is free and open to the public.
Smith's career has allowed him to learn firsthand about great leaders and the road to great leadership. He will talk about goal setting, motivation, tough decision making and inspiration.
Smith hosts "The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show" on ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM and is a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com. He is a regular on "ESPN First Take," where he appears with sports commentator Skip Bayless.
For more information about the lecture or the Sankofa Conference, contact BU's office of multicultural affairs at 570-389-4510. BU students wishing to participate in the rest of the Sankofa Conference, which will be held in the Kehr Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., must register at the office of multicultural affairs, Kehr Union.
Bloom's Bio Club teams up with the Children's Museum
BLOOMSBURG - On Saturday Bloomsburg University's Biology Club will team up with The Children's Museum to offer hands-on science exploration for families during the museum's first-ever Grossology Lab. Parents and children will work together to extract DNA from saliva, with the guidance of university students and their faculty advisor, Dr. Jennifer Venditti. Session One begins at 1p.m. Session Two begins at 2p.m. Spaces can be reserved for adults and children 10 and older by contacting the museum at 570-389-9206 or blooms email@example.com.