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Education

Penn College colloquium to feature author Rick Bass

Author, activist and geologist Rick Bass will discuss the balance between one's desires and one's responsibilities in a time of war on the environment during the next edition of the Daniel J. Doyle Technology and Society Colloquia Series at Pennsylvania College of Technology.The presentation, ...

Chinese graduate students complete ‘travel study’ program at Mansfield

MANSFIELD - Eight graduate students from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Xi'an, China have completed their three month "travel study" program at Mansfield University."Phoebe" Gao Tingting, "Kathy" Kang Qian, "Monica" Meng Jingru, "Belle" Qian Sen, "Amy" Dong Yue, "Nelly" ...

Record number of employers vie for Penn College students

The number of employers at Pennsylvania College of Technology's recent Career Fair reflected the strong nationwide employment outlook for the Class of 2016.A school-record 214 companies participated in the recent Career Fair at the college's main campus and Lumley Aviation Center. Those ...

Mansfield professor speaks at social workers conference

MANSFIELD - Nancy Sidell, interim dean of the College of Professional Studies and professor of social work at Mansfield University, was the plenary speaker at the Louisiana state conference of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in March in Baton Rouge.Sidell's presentation, "10 ...

The Stock Market Game

Local results for the week of April 4:High school1. MONTGOMERY - $191,398.59Ryan Monoski2. LOYALSOCK - $118,905.73Michelle Carpenter3. MUNCY - $118,768.24Beth BakerMiddle school1. MONTGOMERY - $130,612.56Jeremy Stetler2. MUNCY - $107,415.34Beth Baker3. WILLIAMSPORT - $105,907.21Robert Rook

Dean’s list

Binghamton UniversityBinghamton, N.Y.ATHENS - Emily Lane, Colby Lawton.ROME, Pa. -Dakota Bellinger.TOWANDA - Kyle Lockhart.TROY - Jay Johnson.Shenandoah UniversityCOGAN STATION - Karissa Lynn Rhodes.Clemson UniveristyClemson, S.C.WELLSBORO - Lauren Catherine Bleggi.Emerson CollegeBoston, ...

GUESSING GAME

While word out of Harrisburg is that a state budget for the past two years finally is in place, local school officials are left wondering when they will receive their state allocations.Adding to their frustration, many are not optimistic about next year's budget, which technically is due by ...

Blind learning

Imagine being blindfolded throughout an entire evening of dining with friends and family, having to do activities such as use cutlery or find a restroom without the use of your eyes.A request to imagine this sort of scenario might not be uncommon.Instead, now imagine that you're running a ...

In the classroom … with Julie Yeager

When Julie Yeager, a sixth-grade teacher at Ashkar Elementary School, Hughesville, was asked about her favorite subject to teach, she answered, "Oh, I love the math, probably because I just couldn't get it for a long time. But I had this wonderful teacher, Mr. Schneider, who worked so hard with ...

South Williamsport Key Club walks for books

The South Williamsport Area High School Key Club held a walk-a-thon to raise money in late February, and this year, they donated their $2,300 earnings toward getting new books for the Rommelt Elementary School library.The Key Club, which is advised by high school teachers Scott Manning and ...

Choir invitational to bring local choirs together for charity, education

Area choirs will gather for an educational and fundraising opportunity at the Community Arts Center on Friday.Lee Saville-Iksic, head of the Loyalsock Lancers choir and artistic director for the arts and education non-profit organization Hope in Harmony, will host the second Hope Sings choir ...

Lycoming College invites the public to join Take Back the Night event

Lycoming College will hold a Take Back the Night event from 7-10 p.m. on April 10. Participants can register starting at 5:30 p.m. in Pennington Lounge on the college campus. The rally will begin at 7 p.m. from the Keiper Recreation Center and will march through downtown Williamsport and back ...

In the Schools

Keystone Central to hold scholarship recitalLOCK HAVEN - The Keystone Central School District Music Department will holding the ninth annual William P. Kellerman Memorial Scholarship Recital at 2 p.m. April 10 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.There will be a reception with complimentary light ...

Penn College aviation student awarded International Helicopter Scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was among only eight selected internationally to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International's Technical Committee.Jeffrey T. Bassler, of New Windsor, Maryland, a senior in Penn ...

Mansfield Presidential Coin for Excellence awarded

MANSFIELD - Irene Morgan, executive director of Partners in Progress (PIP) Inc., was awarded the Mansfield University Presidential Coin for Excellence by President Fran Hendricks on March 14. She is the 25th person to receive the honor since it was established in 2014.The presentation was made ...

Father’s industry insights help lead Texan to Penn College

The first time Stone Skinkle-Howard set foot on Pennsylvania College of Technology's campus, the Texan didn't think to bring a coat. The unforgiving temperatures on that brisk March day in 2014 made him regret the oversight but not the visit. The prospective welding student quickly discovered ...

Mansfield History Club travels to Italy and Greece over spring break

MANSFIELD - Thirty-eight Mansfield University students, faculty, alumni and family members traveled to Italy and Greece on the History Club's 10th anniversary spring break trip March 5-13.The group was led by associate professor Shawndra Holderby, history and political science; associate ...

Mansfield graduate Alyssa Wroblewski receives national honor

MANSFIELD - Alyssa Wroblewski, who graduated from Mansfield University in December, is the 2015-16 recipient of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Exemplary Service Award. The Milford native was honored at the ASTA national convention held in Tampa, Florida, March 2-5.The ASTA ...