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Education

Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning ‘pods’

On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children’s school building closed, she figured why not use it also a classroom? While her son and daughter will participate in ...

Penn College to open on August 17

WILLIAMSPORT — With a focused eye toward honoring its reputation for hands-on instruction, all the while abiding by up-to-the-minute advice from government and health experts, Pennsylvania College of Technology will fully reopen for the fall semester on Aug. 17 with in-person ...

Executive trio donates corporate aircraft to Penn College

Three partners in a corporate aircraft have donated a corporate jet to Pennsylvania College of Technology for instructional use in the college’s aviation maintenance program. The Bombardier (formerly Canadair) CL-600 Challenger jet, valued at nearly $825,000, is being donated by Ira M. ...

‘Tree Campus USA:’ Penn College earns status for fifth year

For the fifth consecutive year, Pennsylvania College of Technology has attained Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to urban forestry. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging ...

LHU professor has article published on gender equity

LOCK HAVEN — Dr. Jennifer Deitloff, associate professor of biology at Lock Haven University, was a member of a working group of academic women who, with lead writer, Jessica Malisch, of St. Mary’s College, created a list of solutions for ensuring gender equity in the wake of COVID-19. ...

Penn College professor academic achievements

Shawn Kiser, dental hygiene program director at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was appointed to the position of commission site visitor for 2020-21 by the Commission on Dental Accreditation Site visitors assist the commission in a number of ways, including developing accreditation ...

Community Arts Center receives grant from PPL for Educational Series

The Community Arts Center received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will go to support the 2020-2021 Educational Series. The Community Arts Center’s Educational Series is a first step in enhancing the quality of life in the community, a first step in laying a strong ...

EMT course scheduled for three sites in area

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Aug. 24, will be offered at three locations by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The course meets the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended ...

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO — Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations. Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host information sessions for those interested in ...

Perfect Prom: City mayor and county police escort residents to prom

MUNCY — The residents of Ashler Manor’s Group Home and Life Readiness program attended an all-girls prom at the Activities Center on June 19. The girls were escorted by Williamsport’s Mayor Derek Slaughter, two Lycoming County Sheriff deputies, Chris Warden and Luke Motter, and Muncy ...

Building gardens at Mountain View Christian School

Mountain View Christian School, 305 Fleming St., South Williamsport, received the Healthy to Learn Grant, from Adventist Whole Health Network, to design and create a garden during the spring of the school year. The garden would include raised vegetable beds, a butterfly and prayer garden and ...

Educational and athletic achievements highlighted for former city resident

Dr. Sharon L. Nichols, daughter of William and Pat Nichols, of Williamsport, was elected vice president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 15, Educational Psychology. The division is an association of roughly 2,000 scholars devoted to the science of teaching and ...

Penn College’s Pathways Scholarship assists transition to degree programs

Pennsylvania College of Technology has established a new scholarship to support students completing Workforce Development programs in practical nursing and emergency medical technician who wish to further their education. The scholarship provides assistance for practical nursing graduates ...

Learning at Sock: How COVID-19 has affected students, teachers

Students, teachers and their families across the country have been in quarantine due to COVID-19 for months now. What started out as a nice break viewed by some students has developed into endless days of school work, worry, boredom and stress. So, how is everyone in Loyalsock Township School ...

Do we reopen? A student’s quarantine question

Everyone is worried about this worldwide virus. None of us have gone through this before. It’s all new: Quarantine, social distancing, masks. Of course, we all are eager to reopen local shops, stores, restaurants, etc., because no one likes staying at home all day. Personally, I finish my ...

Lancer coaches, athletes weigh in on sports

This spring, many sports around the country were canceled due to the fears of COVID-19. In our state, Gov. Tom Wolf has stated that it might be too early to determine if fall sports can happen. Many coaches and players that I interviewed are looking forward to fall sports and hope that it makes ...

Loyalsock poetry inspired by the pandemic

Students in Beth Rohrer’s seventh grade language arts class at Loyalsock Township Middle School studied free verse poetry. They read free verse poetry from the novel “Out of the Dust,” by Karen Hesse. “Out of the Dust” is set during the Dust Bowl. Students were asked to write their ...

Quarantine challenges of a student

As a 13-year-old girl in quarantine, my whole life and my morals have changed. Every day, I think about how most of my family members’ lives are in danger when they go to work to be nurses. All day, I do school work and lay around. During these two months I have missed so much. I have ...

Scholarship Recipients: Hughesville Class of 1970 Award

The Hughesville High School Class of 1970 is pleased to announce Ethan Poust as the recipient of their $1,970 scholarship award. He will receive the monetary award upon the successful completion of his first semester of college. Ethan is the son of Lance and Petrinia Poust, of Hughesville. He ...