Mansfield University to test emergency alert system
MANSFIELD - Mansfield University will test its emergency alert system with a drill this week.
The drill will include activation of the campus emergency notification plan, including the university carillon system allowing people who are outside to hear a broadcast message, and the securing of all university buildings. The carillon system can be heard in the Borough of Mansfield.
In addition to the carillon system, test notifications will be sent by email to all students, faculty and staff on their campus email account and by text message to the cell phones of students, faculty and staff who have subscribed to the emergency notification system.
There also will be an "emergency alert" message on the university homepage, a message on the campus emergency phone line and a message will be sent to all computers logged on to the university system.
For more information on MU's emergency planning and procedures, visit mansfield.edu/environ mental-health-safety/.
Community financial aid night to be held at Mansfield
MANSFIELD- Mansfield University will host a Community Financial Aid Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and April 16 in Elliott Hall, room 108.
The sessions are free and open to any student attending, or planning to attend, any college or university.
MU staff members will be on hand to answer question and assist students in filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. Computers will be available.
Before the workshop, students should apply for their student and parent federal pin number at pin.ed.gov. They should bring their parent and student 2013 tax information to the session.
For more information, visit esd.mansfield.edu/ community-financial-aid-night.
Bucknell to present Tea and Talk
LEWISBURG - The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's Tea & Talk program will host the free presentation, "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony: Exploring its many interpretations and permutations from the late-20th century to the present" with Annie Randall, Bucknell music professor, on Tuesday at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common, 6 Tressler Blvd.
Randall is a musicologist whose works range from books on opera and political music to a book on pop singer Dusty Springfield (Son of a Preacher Man). She believes in crossing musical boundaries and blends research and teaching, encouraging students who want to explore popular music history.
The Tea & Talk schedule will conclude this spring with the free presentation, "The Role of a Master Drummer Beyond Africa and Jazz" with Phil Haynes, Bucknell lecturer in music, on Thursday at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common.
A collective of Bucknell private improvisation students will present, with Haynes, a live concert, discussion and masterclass on how the ancient African talking drum tradition resonates, grows and is once again in high demand by contemporary culture, both inside and outside of music.
Both presentations will begin at 3:30 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m., and includes refreshments.
Penn College at Wellsboro to offer Excel classes
WELLSBORO - Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer several easy-to-learn Excel computer classes this spring through Penn College at Wellsboro, located in the Wellsboro Area School District administration building.
The noncredit classes are taught at a comfortable pace for all levels of adult learners.
Microsoft Excel Level I - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Attendees will learn about creating and managing worksheets, performing calculations and developing and printing spreadsheets.
Microsoft Excel Level II - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. Attendees will learn more advanced skills necessary for calculating data using functions and formulas, sorting and filtering data using basic PivotTables and customizing workbooks.
Microsoft Excel Level III - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14. This class will guide participants into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Excel. Topics include automating tasks, applying analysis techniques to data sets and sharing Excel data with other applications.
Microsoft Excel: PivotTables - 9 a.m. to noon May 21. This class is designed for those who wish to learn more about building tables and categorizing, customizing and restructuring data.
For more information or to register, contact Penn College at Wellsboro at 570-724-7703.
Award-winning author to read at Lock Haven
LOCK?HAVEN - As part of Lock Haven University's Authors and UpWrite reading series, award-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti will read excerpts from her work at 7 p.m. April 8 in the multipurpose room of the Parsons Union Building at Lock Haven University.
She also will discuss writing historical nonfiction and fiction for young adults. The reading is free and open to the public. Books will be available to buy and for signing.