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Education

‘Imagine your impact’

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation held its second Donor and Alumni Appreciation Event. The education foundation recognized its donors, philanthropy and honored this year’s three Williamsport Area High School Distinguished Alumni: Callah Antonetti ‘05, Susan ...

Hughesville native discovers threat during cyber security challenge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman third class, sophomore, Kade Heckel, ‘19, of Hughesville, discovered a new vulnerability in a 3D printer during a cybersecurity challenge held in Brooklyn, N.Y., in September. The cyber challenge, HACKtheMACHINE, was held aboard New Lab ...

Opening up to new opportunities

Summer 2019 was quickly coming to an end and school was fast approaching. When I received an envelope with the standard top hat in the top left corner, I knew it had to be my schedule. First, I was excited, and then I started to worry. What if I couldn’t take all the classes I wanted to ...

Emeritus status to two retired faculty

Two recently retired faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been granted “faculty emeritus” status by the institution. The emeritus recommendations for Sandra Lakey, associate professor of speech communication-composition, and Thomas Mulfinger, associate professor of ...

LHU’s new certificate programs, credit for police academy training

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Council of Trustees approved two new sub-baccalaureate certificate programs in social media marketing and curriculum and assessment for early care and education. The university also announced plans to provide students in the criminal justice program with ...

5 Penn College academic majors reaccredited

The ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission has reaccredited Pennsylvania College of Technology’s associate degrees in civil engineering technology, plastics and polymer technology and surveying technology, as well as baccalaureate degrees in civil engineering technology and ...

Penn College students serve 2,000-plus patients in Dental Hygiene Clinic

Pennsylvania College of Technology students provided dental care to more than 2,000 patients in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic during the 2018-19 academic year. The college’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public and provides low-cost services that include ...

Diocese of Scranton Catholic school systems invest $1 million in STREAM

SCRANTON — In an ongoing effort to best prepare students for the 21st century and beyond, the Diocese of Scranton has been developing a new vision for Catholic Education. One of the key components of this new vision will be the integration of the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, ...

BLaST IU 17 holds forum on vaping

Vaping, also known as Juuling, has become prevalent among middle and high school students and is not immune to the area. BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 hosted a Hot Topic Forum recently to share resources on vaping and Juuling and learn how districts are regionally managing this trend as it ...

JSASD to hold open forum, conversation

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District’s superintendent, Jill Wenrich, assistant superintendent, Ken Dady Jr., and the administrative team will hold numerous open conversations and forums throughout the academic shool year. The forums and conversations are open to the public ...

Taber Museum to hold Children’s Workshop

Two children’s workshops, an inventor and theologian and Monarch Madness, will be held at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society in the Community Room, 858 W. Fourth St. The workshops are free and open to the public but pre-registration is suggested. A child ...

Lycoming College ‘retires the number’ of Jason Stamm ‘95

The Lycoming College chemistry department will recognize the achievements of Dr. Jason Stamm ‘95, by “retiring his number.” A banner bearing Stamm’s name and class year of 1995 will be ensconced in the chemistry department display cabinet in the Heim Building — an honor bestowed ...

STEM Camp combines fun and learning

MUNCY — Ten teachers from the Muncy School District participated in five days of studies at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, this July. High school teacher Mark Kreisher and the nine elementary teachers, Kristy Rosario, Jodi Bohart, Matt Alexander, Crystal Edkin, Rob Wallis, ...

Penn College student-athlete turns knee injury into a blessing

A serious knee injury on the cusp of soccer season rendered a choice for Jakob A. LeMay: Sit and stew or strive and succeed. The Pennsylvania College of Technology student chose the latter, a decision benefiting his future career prospects and today’s outdoor enthusiasts. Tearing the ...

Soaring higher, Professor travels for assessment research project

LOCK HAVEN — Dr. Brett Everhart joined the health and physical education faculty at Lock Haven University in January 2008, along with his wife, Dr. Kim Everhart. Over the last several years as a professor, Everhart, who also is the chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education, has ...

Wise Options and Lycoming College to provide free counseling to students

Lycoming College welcomed two Wise Options counselors to campus to support students who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or other violent crimes. The counselors have two private rooms that they utilize twice a week. Child/adult counselor Chloe Philippen is in the student ...

Wacky Wednesday helps South seventh graders prep for high school

Transitioning from elementary school to high school can be anxiety inducing for students so the school counselors in South Williamsport have taken an innovative approach to making students comfortable with their new school building and excited to start a new adventure. Sixty-nine students and ...

Socktober to kick off month long benefit

The fourth annual Socktoberfest, held by Curtin Intermediate School, will “kick it to poverty” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday to kick off the school’s month long sock drive to benefit Lycoming County’s homeless. Better known as #socktober, the movement began six years ago by Kid President ...

BrainSTEPS to help students with TBI

Department of Health officials joined local health educators and members from the BrainSTEPS Child and Adolescent Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program to discuss the impacts of a traumatic brian injury (TBI) and highlight the resources available that help students get the support ...

Jersey Shore students participate in after-school program

JERSEY SHORE — As a part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, from the state’s Department of Education, students at Jersey Shore Area Elementary School are practicing in fun and educational activities. Through this grant, 110 first- to fifth-grade students rotate between ...