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Education

BLaST IU 17 supports regional educators

BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 released a new webinar series through their Online Learning Hub to support K-12 educators in providing remote education with competence and confidence. These free, 30-minute online learning live webinars are provided by IU 17 curriculum specialists and training and ...

PA Department of Education expands Learning at Home

As Pennsylvania’s schools close indefinitely, many families will struggle to find a path for continuing their child’s education. WVIA and Pennsylvania Public Television partnered with the state Department of Education to expand its current Learn at Home initiative to provide instructional ...

South Williamsport’s March Student of the Month

Sabina Bower, daughter of Sandra Maneval, is South Williamsport Area High School’s March Student of the Month. She is the vice president of FBLA, earning first in the Job Interview and Client Services categories at the recent competition. Sabina is also a Teen Contact and received a gold ...

South Williamsport ‘02 grad earns doctorate from Eastern University

Cheyenne (Goodbrod) Bennett has graduated with her Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa. A 2002 graduate from South Williamsport High School, Bennett received her bachelor’s of science in social work from Lock Haven University in 2006 and her master’s ...

LHU’s Haven Cupboard continues to provide food to area students

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s Haven Cupboard announced that it is staying open to serve current university students in need, who remain in the area while face-to-face classes and activities on campus have been cancelled. “The Haven Cupboard provides food to students that ...

Sugar Valley Rural Charter student named Junior Miss Agriculture USA runner-up

Lycoming County’s Junior Miss Agriculture Olivia Clester, 13, daughter of Michael and Joy Clester, was recently named the Pennsylvania runner-up Junior Miss Agriculture USA. Olivia is a student at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member and historian of the Sugar ...

WVIA launches Nightly Storytime

To inspire and encourage reading at home, VIA has launched Nightly Storytime with VIA. Each night on the WVIA Education Facebook page, members of the VIA Education department and other staff members will read to viewers and their families using books received in a recent grant from the United ...

Bloomsburg University students complete academic internships

BLOOMSBURG — Students from Bloomsburg University recently completed academic internships during the 2019 fall and winter sessions. For-credit, academic internships must meet requirements set by academic departments. Students work with a site supervisor and faculty advisor during the ...

Graphic design students excel in national competition

Sixteen design projects created by graphic design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been honored in the national Flux Student Design Competition. “This is, by far, the best showing we’ve ever had in this contest,” said Nicholas Stephenson, instructor of graphic design ...

Biochemistry captures the attention of medical school hopeful

It hasn’t taken long for the new biochemistry major at Lycoming College to spark interest among students. Launched in the fall of 2018, the lab-based science that marries biology and chemistry is becoming a popular choice for students who aspire to work in academia, industrial settings, ...

TeenCentral, a ‘safe space’ for youth

Fears about fitting in at a new school, concern about parents heading for divorce, questions and doubts about relationships and sexuality. Since 1998, these issues and many more have been raised with the team at TeenCentral.com, a therapeutic support service by KidsPeace. With COVID-19, ...

Little libraries

Remembering how her mother read to her as a child and how she in turn read to her children, kindergarten teacher Lisa Cenimo, wanted to offer that opportunity to other children and parents. “I just remember the joy of books,” Cenimo said. “I just wanted that for every child who ...

VIA provides learn-at-home opportunities for students

VIA Public media has changed its afternoon television schedule from 1 to 4 p.m. to air programs to provide learn-at-home opportunities for students. Each program airing during this block will have curriculum and additional resources that parents and educators can use for students in fourth to ...

LHU waiving applicant SAT/ACT scores

LOCK HAVEN — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lock Haven University will waive the SAT/ACT score requirement for prospective students effective immediately. The Office of Admissions will continue to review each applicant and may require additional information such as a phone interview. ...

Montgomery teacher encourages personal connections

MONTGOMERY — Seventh grade language arts teacher Brittney Monoski’s room at Montgomery Area Middle School, beckons you in to sit down, pick a book and find a corner to settle down and read. The decorating scheme is creative, welcoming and upbeat, just like Monoski. “I’m very ...

Jersey Shore FBLA heads to states

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the Regional Leadership Conference at Pennsylvania College of Technology. There were 18 schools in attendance with over 650 students. In attendance, Jersey Shore FBLA chapter had 118 students attend the ...

‘Seeing eye-to-eye,’ Learning to drive in new areas

I wanted to share an update regarding my last column where I explained that my mom and I weren’t seeing eye-to-eye about me driving to Pittsburgh with my cousin. My cousin and I took that trip to Pittsburgh to visit my sister at college in February. The trip was fun and exciting and scary all ...

First nursing graduates from new Wellsboro facility

WELLSBORO — Twenty-two students recently graduated from Penn College at Wellsboro’s practical nursing program, the first to fulfill their requirements at a facility dedicated in May. The ceremony was held in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts; graduates processed in the Coolidge ...

Penn College offering summer manufacturing experience

High school students will have the opportunity to learn about manufacturing careers, thanks to a grant-supported initiative, at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The college will host the Thingamajig Fabricators Pre-College Program from July 19 to 23 on its main campus. The program is ...

Lycoming’s annual Strauser Lecture to feature a crime scene investigator

Crime scene investigator Darvin Harrell, with the city of Aurora, Colorado, will be the next guest speaker of Lycoming College’s annual Strauser Lecture Series. “C-16: A Forensic Prospective” will be at 4 p.m. March 30 in the Trogner Presentation Room, Krapf Gateway Center. This event is ...