Lycoming College to host Math and Science Saturday
Lycoming College will host a Math and Science Saturday for high school sophomores and juniors beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The open house offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to explore the college's biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics, and mathematics departments, as well as special programs, such as pre-medicine.
Guests will be offered personalized tours of Lycoming's math and science facilities. In addition, they may attend up to three of seven programs being offered: Choosing a Health Profession; Clean Air, Clean Water and the Environment; Biology: A World of Possibilities; Chemistry: The Central Science; Astronomy & Physics: The Fundamental Sciences; Mastering Mathematical Science: Outside the Classroom; and Calculating the Control of Your Future.
For more information or to register for Math and Science Saturday, contact the Admissions Office at 570-321-4026 or visit www.lycoming. edu/admissions.
Penn College offers Quick Start Leadership program
High-performing individuals are often selected for leadership roles with little or no training in effectiveness. The Quick Start Leadership program, presented by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, assists those launching such careers and facilitates teamwork by presenting common approaches to issues that leaders may face.
The noncredit program, which consists of two training sessions (five hours each), includes experiential activities that will help apply concepts to relevant workplace situations. Topics include transitioning into your new leadership role, understanding and developing your leadership style, communicating critical job information and performing legally and ethically.
The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 25 and April 1 at the Center for Business and Workforce Development on the college's main campus. The program can also be customized and delivered at employer locations.
Instructor James Hoy is an experienced leader of project management, human resource management and manufacturing/operations management and has developed and delivered many leadership programs tailored to support operational strategy. He earned his bachelor's degree and Master's degree in business administration from Penn State.
A Certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Public Accountant (currently on inactive status), Hoy spent 11 years at Penn State, where he served as a faculty member in Management Development Programs and Services. Prior to joining the university, he served in a variety of management positions and has experience leading plantwide training and facilitating continuous-improvement efforts in both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing areas.
Contact WDCE at 570-327-4775 or visit www.pct.edu/wdce (under Courses) for a course listing, descriptions and dates - or to register.
Silent auction to benefit Legacy Scholarship at Penn College
The Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology will hold its annual silent auction on March 27, to benefit a student-nurtured scholarship fund that spotlights community involvement and campus leadership.
The public is invited to attend the auction, to be held from noon to 5 p.m. in Penn's Inn on the second floor of Penn College's Bush Campus Center.
While items will continue to be added through the start of bidding, the sale list so far includes a wooden bear carving donated by the Student Activities Office, crystal bowls from The Street of Shops, two Community Arts Center tickets for a current season's show, a pair of lift-ticket vouchers from Ski Sawmill Family Resort and gift certificates to local restaurants.
Dionisios D. Tomboris, of Dover, enrolled in the information technology: information assurance and security concentration major, is the event's student chair.
SGA, which created the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship in 2006 as a way to help students succeed while rewarding leadership at Penn College, has held numerous fundraisers over the years to grow the fund and enable annual gifts. One student received $1,750 in the Spring 2013 semester, and SGA's goal is to grow the fund's endowment to provide even larger annual scholarships - beginning with $2,000 in the 2014-15 academic year.
The Student Leader Legacy Scholarship criteria require applicants to demonstrate leadership and volunteer experience, and to be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least one academic year remaining in their studies.
Happy Harbor Preschool accepting enrollment
Happy Harbor Preschool at Watsontown United Methodist Church is accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 preschool year.
Classes are for children who will be ages 3 or 4 by Sept. 1 and are potty trained. There are classes for two or four days a week.
Happy Harbor Preschool gives children a firm foundation for the start of their education. The school focuses on pre-math and reading, writing skills, science, language development, social skills, biblical teachings, fine and gross motor skills and more.
There also is an outdoor playground and an indoor gym area.
For more information, contact the Watsontown United Methodist Church at 570-538-1017 or visit the school on Facebook to view pictures and read reviews posted by parents.