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Education

A student’s story

Although Christmas is over, students are still enjoying the gift of Christmas break. They are getting the chance to spend time with family, take time to relax and catch up on sleep.Students finally are getting the break they have earned through their hard work in the classroom. Students now ...

Area students are ‘Too Good for Drugs’

With the ongoing opiate epidemic, the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission offers a program entitled "Too Good for Drugs" to help educate school students on drug awareness."This program equips the student with the tools necessary so they are prepared for that moment of choice as to ...

Industrial design Professor addresses ‘maker movement’

A Pennsylvania College of Technology professor of industrial and human factors design addressed the inspirational and innovative "maker movement" at the fall conference of the American Society for Engineering Education Middle Atlantic Section held recently at Bucknell University.Thomas E. Ask ...

Stephen and Pamela Poorman make historic gift to Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University (LHU) and Stephen and Pamela Poorman celebrate one of the largest philanthropic individual donor gift in both institutional and the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) history. The Poorman's total gift to the university exceeds $7 million.Entrepreneur ...

Lycoming students to benefit from Hearst Foundations grant

Incoming students at Lycoming College with the greatest financial need will benefit from a $75,000 Hearst Foundations grant starting with the 2016-17 academic year. The grant will help students from low-income families remain in school and graduate with less debt."This grant is one more tool ...

Inaugural LHU ‘President’s Medal’ awarded to CCAC at ceremony

LOCK HAVEN - A new tradition was started at Lock Haven University recently, and it's meant to praise those in the community who are working to make Lock Haven, and the broader region, a better place to live.Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., LHU president awarded the first President's Medal at the ...

Lycoming College partners with a Los Angeles-based teen mentoring program

High school girls from traditionally underserved communities now have one more tool to help them complete college because of the recent partnership formed between Lycoming College and a Los Angeles-based teen mentoring program called Motivating Our Students Through Experience (MOSTE).MOSTE ...

Area honor roll students

Loyalsock TownshipMiddle SchoolFirst marking periodDISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLLGrade 6 - Amara Barnes, Tyler Barnes, Grace Baylor, Mia Blas, Ryan Bognaski, Taylor Downs, Jackson Ellis, Jackson Emery, Philip Frear, Esther Hoffman, Alexander Huber, Natalie Johnson, Alexis Keefer, Madison Kelleher, ...

Workshop for teachers emphasizes creative side of STEM

Learning looked a lot like play when more than 90 middle school educators from across Pennsylvania - and a few from other states - convened at Pennsylvania College of Technology to sit on the learning end of hands-on lessons that they can take back to school to help engage their students in ...

Mansfield honors late faculty member with Presidential Coin

MANSFIELD - Mansfield University President Fran Hendricks posthumously awarded the MU Presidential Coin for Excellence to Dr. Shaker Ramasamy on Dec. 6. Ramasamy, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, passed away suddenly on Dec. 2.The presentation was made to Ramasamy's widow, ...

Lock Haven sports studies hold 10th annual Turkey Trot

The Lock Haven University Sport Studies Department's 10th annual Turkey Trot was a success this year. Each year, the SPRT 321 leadership and management of sport class puts together the Thanksgiving-themed 5K event. Proceeds go through LHU's Foundation to be used to support someone in the local ...

Course to help prepare students for revised SATs at Penn College

In anticipation of pending changes to the SAT, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher ...

Students and teachers work on a vision for the future

The Muncy School District holds education to a high standard, and have spent the past year creating a logo, vision and mission statement to showcase its plan for the future."It was done with a lot of student leadership and teacher leadership," said Craig Skaluba, superintendent.In January, ...

‘Live United’ essay contest winners announced

The Lycoming County United Way held a volunteer appreciation event on Dec. 15 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Professional Development Center, where many volunteers were recognized for their efforts with helping the United Way this year.Each year, the United Way and Sun-Gazette hold ...

Jefferson expert presents at Lycoming College

Peter S. Onuf, senior research fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, shared insights into the mind and soul of Jefferson during the first lecture preented by the James and Emily Douthat lectureship in the liberal arts and sciences. More than 120 people ...

Life in a college town … One semester down

When imagining college I pictured making lots of friends, loving my classes, staying up late studying in the library, going to the occasional party and making lots of memories. As a freshman at Bloomsburg University, some of my expectations became realities.I did end up thoroughly enjoying all ...

Drone (quadcopter) technology course scheduled at Penn College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer a two-session drone quadcopter technology course in January.Participants will explore the fundamentals of quadcopter/unmanned aerial system theory and operation; familiarize themselves with basic ...

Mansfield graduate inducted into Blood Donation Hall of Fame

MANSFIELD - James Querry, who graduated from Mansfield University last spring, returned to campus in November to be inducted into the Fenwal Blood Donation Hall of Fame for 2015.In April, Querry was named as Volunteer of the Year by the Community Blood Bank (CBB) of Northwest Pennsylvania and ...

Two Mansfield selected to serve on task force

MANSFIELD - Nancy Sidell, interim dean of the College of Professional Studies and professor of social work, and Tiffany Welch, assistant professor of social work and sociology, at Mansfield University have both been selected to serve on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Practice ...

Jersey Shore Area Middle School announces ROCK Star award winners

Jersey Shore Area Middle School has announced the recipients of the monthly ROCK Star award for November. As part of JSASD's School Wide Positive Behavior (SWPB) initiative, JSAMS has identified and taught specific behavioral expectations for students while in all areas of our building.These ...