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Education

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 ...

Area educators attend the STEM Innovation Showcase

MANSFIELD — Educators from 15 public and non-public schools met at the recent STEM Innovation Showcase at Mansfield University where there were presentations from university faculty and about utilizing STEM devices in the classroom. “Mansfield University was excited to see the enthusiasm ...

September students of the month

Alexandria McKenna, daughter of John and Robin McKenna, has been named September Girl of the Month for the Warrensville Area Lions Club. She is a senior at Montoursville Area High School. Her school activities include Key Club secretary, National Honor Society president, Spanish Club vice ...

Lock Haven University holds 9/11 memorial events

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University held events in memory of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, recently. Several members of the community participated in a Moving Tribute on bicycles, led by president Robert Pignatello, carrying an American Flag from Triangle Park to the Poorman Amphitheater ...

Lycoming alumni to speak on his career path

Lycoming College welcomes Jeff Musselman ‘03 as the next guest for The Barbara Haller Endowed Lectureship in Biology and Chemistry. The lecture, “Brewing Up a Career: My Path from Lycoming College to Brewmaster,” will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Lycoming College campus in Heim G11. ...

‘Coding is the future!’

As part of its comprehensive five-year strategic plan, South Williamsport Area School District has been making notable changes within its structure, adding safety features to all three of its school buildings, eliminating expenses throughout the district and placing a significant focus on ...

WASD, Central PA Food Bank to benefit BackPack Program

Williamsport Area School District students will be able to benefit from an upcoming casual Friday next month through a first-of-its-kind, community-wide event scheduled for Oct. 18. The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are ...

High school students invited to learn about higher education

The Lycoming County Counselors Association and Lycoming College are extending an invitation to local high school students to attend “College Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Keiper Recreation Center on the College’s campus. For more than a decade, the annual event, organized ...

Montgomery teacher and Loyalsock B&G supervisor receive 2019 Woodson Awards

Chris Ulrich, technology and agriculture teacher at Montgomery High School, and Brian Bubb, supervisor of Building and Grounds for the Loyalsock Township School District, were presented with this year’s Lauretta Woodson Awards from the Lycoming County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of ...

Loyalsock Township grad receives 2019 Hafer Scholarship

At its June member luncheon, Lycoming County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees presented the 2019 Arlene B. Hafer Scholarship to recent Loyalsock Township High School graduate, Madison Fox, daughter of Todd and Lynn Fox. The scholarship is named for Arlene B. Hafer, a ...

County’s Miss Agriculture plans to share about farming industry

Olivia Clester, of South Williamsport, was recently named the 2020 Lycoming County Junior Miss Agriculture USA, a non-profit agriculture promotion organization featuring queens of all ages that promote, celebrate and educate about the diverse aspects of agriculture, all over the ...

Penn College, Volvo continue student-centered aid

A equipment loan for a Volvo EC220 excavator has been made available through the end of the Fall 2019 semester and already has seen considerable use by students in the summer operations classes at Pennsylvania College of Technology in thanks to Volvo Construction Equipment, facilitated by ...

U.S. News names Lycoming College a top performer for social mobility

Lycoming College ranked No. 117 in the 2020 rankings for the U.S. News and World Report National Liberal Arts Colleges list — moving up 14 spots from the 2019 ranking. Lycoming College has consistently risen in the rankings, moving up 47 spots since 2016. In addition, this year Lycoming ...

Upcoming events for students, community

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will be holding a variety of upcoming events such as Mental Health Awareness Night, a Veterans’ Expo and Job Fair and the Business and Accounting Senior Reception. Mental Health Awareness Night Suicide prevention and mental health advocates, suicide ...

SJNRA announces new principal

After 20 years standing in front of white boards in the classrooms of St. John Neumann Regional Academy, Alisia McNamee is now behind the principal’s desk. As of Aug. 5, McNamee has been serving as the new principal for both campuses of St. John Neumann Regional Academy’s school ...

LHU opens academic year with annual Founder’s Day Convocation Ceremony

LOCK HAVEN — The annual Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony for Lock Haven University marked the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year. Founder’s Day Convocation traditionally recognizes outstanding faculty members who exemplify core values and who are acknowledged by their colleagues ...

Penn College professor authors book for IT professionals

The expertise of a Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member will help information technology professionals worldwide incorporate a vital networking tool. Lisa Bock, associate professor of computer information technology, has written “Learn Wireshark,” a 432-page book devoted to ...

Mansfield University sees increase in first-time students by 35 percent

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University welcomed the arrival of hundreds of first-year students and their families on campus on move-in day. This year’s move-in day was a bit busier than in previous years. The university is enjoying a sizable increase of enrolled first-time students. Enrollment ...