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Shire Pharmaceutical, of Wayne, Delaware County, donated 56 used Dell laptops and docking stations to KidsPeace. The computers, worth about $28,000, replace older models. Left, Shire Pharmaceutical representative Christian Bauer delivers one of the laptops to Patrick Slattery, right, KidsPeace director of development.
Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley has announced three recent promotions.
Embassy Bank promoted Michelle Barron to vice president of deposit operations.
Barron has 17 years of community banking experience, the most recent eight years with Embassy as assistant vice president, deposit operations.
Barron is a supporter of the Best Friends Animal Society, North Shore Animal Rescue League and the Association for Animal Protective Legislation and Law Enforcement.
Embassy Bank promoted Kathryn Wyant to assistant vice president in the finance department.
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Above, left to right: Pamela Wallace, producer, Barlieb Wallace Productions Ltd.; Rochelle Freedman, Program Coordinator, Project Child; and Anne Adams. Senior Vice President, Valley Youth House, at the "Have a Heart for Children and Youth" benefit, presented by Project Child, a program of Valley Youth House and The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, March 9, Hotel Bethlehem. A video, "Because All Children Matter," produced by Barlieb Wallace Productions, premiered at the benefit, which was attended by 216.
Penn State Lehigh Valley hosts its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. April 4, Room 135, Center Valley campus. An awards presentation follows at 1:30 p.m. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Eric Stephen Boyd, assistant research professor, Montana State University, is keynote speaker. His presentation, "Yellowstone through Space and Time: A Guided Tour through the Evolution of Life," is sponsored by the Penn State Faculty Invitational Lecture Series.
A panel discussion, "Tony Blair, Britain, and a Changing World," will be held at 12:15 p.m. April 2, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall, Lafayette College, Easton.
Panelists include Lafayette government and law faculty members Katalin Fabian, Michael Feola and Seo-Hyun Park.
The event is free and open to the public.
Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the hit television series "The Munsters" (1964 - 1966), will speak and greet visitors at the annual History Expo 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 6, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum (LVHM), 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The event is free and open to the public. The museum admission fee is waived for the day.
"Little known to the public is Butch Patrick's obsession with history," said Joseph Garrera, LVHM Executive Director. "He collects everything, from Beatles' memorabilia to vintage records and even monster items."
A Potluck Supper and Program presented by Muslims and Christians United will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 4, Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, 1988 Schadt Avenue, Whitehall.
The public is invited to this seventh in the 2012 - '13 series of events devoted to increasing interfaith understanding. organized by members of Wesley United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem and the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley.
The Da Vinci Science Center has announced that Lin Erickson, who led the organization 1997 - 2005, has begun her second tenure as Executive Director and CEO.
Erickson was elected unanimously by the Da Vinci Science Center's Board of Trustees after a national search of nearly 175 candidates. She began her second tenure March 18.
She has more than 25 years experience spearheading educational initiatives for students from kindergarten through college, raising more than $46 million from public and private sources.
Following three rounds of competition in February and March, the Quakertown Community High School Jazz Ensemble has been named the winner of the 2013 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC.
The 24-member band, directed by Frank C. Parker, opens for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. May 9, during RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller at SteelStacks.
A one-hour TV special on the SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase will be aired 10:30 p.m. April 6 on 69-WFMZ-TV.