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LBC Earns Top Spot September 20, 2018

Lancaster Bible College (LBC) - Capital Seminary and Graduate School topped lists in The Wall Street Journal's college rankings once again. In the media outlet's 2019 rankings, LBC tied for first place in the Right Choice category with Stanford University.

The finalists for the Right Choice category were determined by a survey given to students that asked, "If you could start over, would you still choose this college?" Results were recorded on a scale of zero to 10, with a score 10 of representing the strongest agreement. Each school earned an overall score of 9.4 out of 10.

Also included on the prestigious list are two Ivy League institutions: Brown University and Harvard University. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also made an appearance on the list.

LBC moved up in its rankings this year, taking second place in the same category in the last year's rankings. The college also landed at third place for Career Preparation in the 2018 rankings, a category not surveyed or included in this year's report.

To learn more about LBC, readers may visit www.lbc.edu.

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Adult Wellness Class Scheduled September 20, 2018

Penn State Extension, in collaboration with Virginia Tech, will offer an eight-week strength training and nutrition class to help men and women, age 40 and older, improve their strength, flexibility, bone density, and stamina. A free informational meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Training Room at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. All new registrants are required to attend.

Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 29 to Dec. 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Training Room at the Farm and Home Center. Classes are now open for registration.

The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 15. To register, readers may call Registration Services at 877-345-0691 or visit https://extension.psu.edu/lifelong-improvements-through-fitness-together-lift and select the class location, date, and time. For more information, readers may contact Penn State Extension Lancaster office at 717-394-6851 or lancasterext@psu.edu.

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Lutz Takes Part In LVC Program September 20, 2018

Science students at Lebanon Valley College (LVC), Annville, spent part of the summer before their freshman year collaborating with faculty for summer research projects through a program called Research First. Local students participating in the program included Haley Lutz of Columbia.

Lutz is a graduate of Columbia High School. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Borham Develops Curriculum September 19, 2018

Kristina Borham of Oxford, a third-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), first became interested in the subject of human trafficking when she worked on a donation drive to support Free the Girls, an organization that encourages and empowers women freed from sex trafficking. Following that experience, Kristina attending two trainings on sex trafficking with the American Medical Women's Association's (AMWA) Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans. Borham said that the more she learned about human trafficking, the more strongly she felt that other medical students needed education on the topic. To that end, she recently implemented and delivered a curriculum on human trafficking to second-year medical students at GCSOM.

Borham taught the subject matter during the students' Art and Practice of Medicine (APM) class.

Heather Shynder was in attendance as a guest speaker to provide her direct experience working as training specialist of Transitions of PA and to answer questions and discuss the importance of trauma-informed care for trafficking survivors. Transitions of PA is a crisis center that provides advocacy, empowerment, and education to victims, survivors, families and communities to end patterns of violence and abuse.

The course Borham developed offered students insight into recruitment and control of trafficking victims and explored the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and trafficking. It also provided students with screening techniques to identify trafficking victims and made them aware of resources available to survivors.

For more informatin, readers may visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom.

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Showing Of "The Wall" Scheduled September 19, 2018

A showing of "The Wall" will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, in the Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center, York College, 441 Country Club Road, York. The event is open to the public free of charge and will include a community discussion about immigration issues.

The 80-minute documentary was part of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning report "The Wall: Untold Stories, Unintended Consequences" by the Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network. More information about the project is available at www.thewall.usatoday.com.

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Students Conduct Research September 14, 2018

This summer, more than 400 University of Delaware undergraduate students worked on a range of research projects in disciplines all across the university as well as in the community.

Over the past 10 weeks, the students have collaborated with their faculty mentors and, in many cases, with other undergraduates and graduate students to learn how original research takes place and to create new knowledge themselves.

Local students include Allison Michalowski of Hummelstown and Laurel Schappell of Lititz.

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Simpson Travels To Costa Rica September 12, 2018

Danielle Simpson of New Freedom was one of 17 Widener University freshmen who recently completed a study abroad experience in Costa Rica. The group traveled from Aug. 12 to 19, arriving back in Pennsylvania two days before Widener freshman move-in day on Aug. 21. The immersion experience was part of the students' enrollment in the freshmen seminar Sustainability and Cultural Competence and was led by biology professors Itzick Vatnick and Bruce Grant and associate professor of nursing Normajean Colby.

While in Costa Rica, the group stayed at CARES 21, a property owned by Widener University. The students visited a dairy farm, a coffee roaster, a Costa Rican university, and tourism sites like the volcano Irazu and the La Paz Waterfalls Gardens Park. They also spent time discussing strategies for succeeding in college and began developing bonds with their new university peers.

Simpson attended Susquehannock High School and is pursuing a degree in nursing.

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College Posts Cultural Events September 12, 2018

Messiah College, 1 College Ave., Grantham, has scheduled its 2018-19 cultural season events. The programs will take place in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts.

Engage the arts and humanities through a special yearlong series of lectures, concerts, and theatrical and dance productions featuring Messiah's talented student and faculty performers, as well as distinguished guest lecturers and visiting performing artists.

Thomas Friedman will present "The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics" on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Friedman is a New York Times foreign affairs columnist and the author of "The World is Flat."

Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will be performed at select times from Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 8 to 11, and Friday to Sunday, Nov. 16 to 18.

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia will perform on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. Terell Stafford, artistic director and world-renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) will present a concert celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah College's gospel choir, United Voices of Praise.

Marian Wright Edelman will present "Towards the Common Good: Ending Child Poverty in America" on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life.

To view the full list of events in this year's cultural season, readers may visit www.messiah.edu/highcenter.

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Local Student Earns White Coat September 12, 2018

First-year doctor of medicine (MD) students received the first symbol of their new profession as Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) held its 10th annual white coat ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Aug. 3 in Scranton.

Terrence Habiyaremye of Hummelstown was among the students who received a white coat.

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Funk Receives Medical Degree September 11, 2018

Nearly 7,500 students received degrees during the spring commencement ceremonies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis., in May.

Chadd Funk of Millersville earned a Doctor of Medicine from the School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Denver Resident Earns White Coat September 11, 2018

First-year doctor of medicine (MD) students received the first symbol of their new profession as Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) held its 10th annual white coat ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Aug. 3 in Scranton.

Tyler Hoppman of Denver was among the students who received a white coat.

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Career Seminar Planned For Students September 11, 2018

Millersville University's department of applied engineering, safety and technology will host "We Want YOU!" a career seminar for young women on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Osburn Hall, 40 E. Frederick St., Millersville. The seminar is open to female high school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning about careers in graphic communications or teaching science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). They should attend with a parent or mentor.

The seminar will include dinner, a hands-on activity, and career information. Millersville University (MU) faculty members will share information about different career paths for women in graphics and teaching technology and engineering subjects, including job prospects in both of these areas. They will also speak about MU's degree programs.

The seminar is free for participants and their mentors, and it is being partially funded by the MU President's Commission on the Status of Women. The commission's mission is to foster a university climate that promotes full and equal opportunity for women to study, work, and live. Additional funding is being provided by MU's department of applied engineering, safety and technology.

The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 20. Registration can be completed at https://apply.millersville.edu/register/WeWantYou18. Additional details will be sent via email after registration is processed. More information is available at http://www.millersville.edu/aest/wwu-flyer.pdf.

Readers may also email Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu or Donna.Painter@millersville.edu or call 717-871-5548.

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Jones Earns Distinction September 11, 2018

Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., recently announced those students named to its spring 2018 dean's award with distinction. Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade during the semester earn the dean's award with distinction.

Malachi Jones of Akron received this academic honor. Jones is a graduate of Ephrata High School and a member of the Colgate Class of 2020. Jones' current major is economics.

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Hogg Receives Academic Honor September 11, 2018

Matthew Hogg was named to the dean's list for the 2018 spring semester at Furman University, Greenville, S.C. Furman's dean's list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

Hogg is a resident of York. He is the son of David Hogg and Barbara Hogg.

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Local Students Receive Honors September 11, 2018

Two Lancaster residents were named to the dean's list for the 2018 spring semester at Furman University, Greenville, S.C. Furman's dean's list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

The local students are John Eckenrode and Susan Hibshman. Eckenrode is the son of Joseph Eckenrode and Mary Eckenrode. Hibshman is the daughter of David Hibshman and Robin Hibshman.

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Miklitsch Earns Master's Degree September 10, 2018

Nearly 7,500 students received degrees during the spring commencement ceremonies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis., in May.

Abbey Miklitsch of York earned a Master of Science from the School of Education in rehabilitation counseling.

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Beihl Named To Dean's List September 5, 2018

Edward J. Beihl, son of Frederick and Joy Beihl of Stewartstown, has been named to the spring dean's list at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. During the spring semester, Beihl was a junior majoring in music education.

Full-time students who have earned a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible to be included on the dean's list.

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Gilberto Receives Recognition September 5, 2018

Aaron Gilberto of Stewartstown recently earned recognition at The Citadel. Gilberto was awarded gold stars for achieving a 3.7 GPA or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's dean's list.

Additionally, Gilberto was among the members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets who were named to the president's list for the 2018 spring semester. The president's list is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. The list is a combination of the dean's list and the commandant's distinguished list and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records. Sixty-one cadets were recognized for their outstanding work during the spring semester.

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Desseyn Studies Abroad September 5, 2018

Danielle Desseyn of York was among the 43 University of Scranton students who studied abroad during the summer semester. Desseyn is an occupational therapy major.

She participated in the university's travel course "The Pilgrim's Way to Santiago: Intensive Spanish Language Program" in Pamplona, Spain.

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Aspey Conducting Summer Research August 31, 2018

During the summer, Allie Aspey of Dover worked on completing summer research at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre.

Students used lake sediments and geochemical analyses to reconstruct past changes in climate. Aspey is researching North Atlantic climate transitions over the last 1,500 years using oxygen isotope analysis of lake sediment cores from Newfoundland and Norway.

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