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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Resident involved in production

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in


Leah Hawk of Allentown took part in Bloomsburg University Players production of “Be More Chill” Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg.

Hawk was a member of the marketing crew.

This musical featured music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini.

The production was directed by BU assistant professor of Theatre, Carrie Winship, Ph.D.

Students earn various degrees

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in

Wilkes Univ.

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, awarded Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees to following students graduating during the summer.

Allentown: Michael Miller and Andrew Oswald, Master of Science in education, Cianael Paasewe, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Ashley Roposh, Master of Science in education:

Breinigsville: Jennifer Abrams, Master of Science in education;

Fogelsville: Kristin Wuchter, Master of Science in education; and

Orefield: Melissa Geiser, Master of Science in education.

Student chosen scholar athlete

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Alyssa Oakley of Allentown, was one of eight student-athletes from the Kutztown University softball team, who were recognized as 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America scholar-athletes.

The eight student-athletes for the Golden Bears are second-most among Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division teams.

The other scholar-athletes include Erin Fortney, Tamara Jennings, Ava Bottiglia, Alyssa Donato, Kay Solderitch, Paola Texidor and Zoe Texidor.

Kutztown as a team held a 3.36 GPA overall.

Student named peer mentor

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Samuel Miller of Allentown, is one of 60 students who have been selected as a Lebanon Valley College first-year mentor to guide new students through their first few months at The Valley.

Miller, a graduate of William Allen High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science.

Peer mentors are responsible for assisting new students in succeeding personally, socially, and academically through connections to the College and their peers.

Students look at water issues

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


In June, three students, including Ji-In Friess of Allentown, looked closely at the issue of water scarcity in refugee camps and came up with an idea: a rain collection system with interlocking water tanks, for better stability.

Each pair of tanks is tall and narrow, to fit between huts, and each individual tank can hold 415 gallons, enough to last a family of five about 90 days.

The students’ final task was to come up with a list of everything they would need to do in order to bring this innovation from sketch to prototype.

Resident receives white coat

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Sydney Sanders of Kutztown received a white coat at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s sixth annual Nursing White Coat ceremony in September at the Haas Center for the Arts.

The White Coat Ceremony celebrates sophomore nursing students who are entering the next phase of their education.

The most important element of the ceremony is the oath that students take in front of family members, faculty, school leaders, and peers.