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Bowers Writing House Sets Events October 19, 2017

The Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, has posted several events.

Author Lisa Jakub will speak from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, about her memoir "You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up."

"Managing and Making the Nice: Entrepreneurship and Dynamism of Industry with Julie Hassett" takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23. Hassett will discuss interrelationships between multiple businesses.

"Book or Bust: Make It or Break It in the Publishing World" will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Chuck Adams, an executive editor, will draw from his experience in the world of publishing.

For information, readers may contact Jesse Waters at watersj@etown.edu or 717-361-3762.

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Leichliter Participates In Education Program October 19, 2017

Close to 300 students at University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Ala., are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA's Cooperative Education Program during fall 2017. Noah Leichliter of Millersville is among those participating and is placed at Lavender Inc.

In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student. The experience enhances the students' employment prospects after graduation.

At work, co-op students earn competitive salaries and may receive benefit packages in addition to valuable on-the-job experience. Students maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.

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York College Presents Awards October 18, 2017

York College's Alumni Relations Office presented five awards at an Oct. 6 Fall Fest ceremony. Recipients included Cynthia Moyer Dotzel of York, Class of 1976, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award; Graham Lau of Boulder, Col., Class of 2007, Distinguished Recent Graduate Award; Melanie Groft Cohen of Chalfont, Class of 2002, Distinguished Alumni Service Award; Lawrence Raff of Verona, N.J., Class of 1988, Alumni Professional Excellence Award; and Cynthia Crimmins of York, director of the York College Center for Academic Innovation, Professional Service and Leadership Award.

Dotzel graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting and has been a certified public accountant (CPA) since 1980. She is currently the director and a practicing CPA for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in York. Dotzel previously co-founded Dotzel & Company Inc. CPAs in 1980, acting as secretary-treasurer and a practicing CPA through 2008. She is involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations, including the YMCA, the York County Heritage Trust, and the Cultural Alliance of York, and has also served on a number of boards.

Lau graduated with an associate degree in chemistry and a bachelor's degree in biology. He went on to earn his doctorate in geological sciences with a graduate certificate in astrobiology from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2017. In 2014, he conducted the fieldwork for his doctorate at Borup Fiord Pass in the Canadian High Arctic and has completed other fieldwork and research in various locations. Lau is an organizer and speaker for conferences, a guest lecturer, a mentor, and an author. He is currently focused on science communication and public engagement with scientific research to educate the public in science literacy.

Cohen graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations and mass communications. After graduation, she began working in the Office of Alumni Relations as the assistant director, then was a major gifts officer for the college until 2007. She relocated to the Philadelphia area and worked as the director of development for the Hepatitis B Foundation, as well as the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Cohen has served the maximum term of 10 years on the college's alumni board of directors and also served as president of the board from 2013 to 2015.

Raff graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting and also earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University's Business School in 2006. He has been at KPMG in New York City since 1993, becoming a partner in 1999. Raff has more than 25 years of experience in his field. He has expertise in business transformation, process redesign, reactive and predictive risk analysis, and innovation-led transformations. As a student at York College, he was a member of Kappa Psi Epsilon fraternity, and as an alumnus, he has served on the college's board of trustees and the Center for Professional Excellence advisory board.

Crimmins earned a bachelor's degree in secondary English education from Millersville University in 1987 and a master's degree in education from Wilkes University in 2006. She also holds several professional certifications and is a member of many professional education associations. She started at York College in 1997 as the director of the Learning Resource Center and currently serves as both the director of the Center for Academic Innovation and an adjunct writing instructor. She also facilitates workshops for students, faculty, and staff. In 2011, Crimmins was named a Teagle Assessment Scholar.

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Smeigh Named Major Gifts Officer October 18, 2017

York College has named Lori Smeigh of Carlisle as a major gifts officer in the Division of Advancement.

Smeigh's professional experiences include serving as a major gifts officer for the Shippensburg University Foundation, as well as in a number of media sales positions, including as an account executive for several media-related groups.

Smeigh earned a bachelor of arts in communications/journalism from Shippensburg University.

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College Plans Performances October 18, 2017

York College's Division of Music will present faculty artist and flutist Alicia Kosack on Friday, Oct. 27, and the York College Rock Band on Monday, Oct. 30. The performances will take place on the campus of York College, 441 Country Club Road, York.

Kosack's recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall, Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. From the exotic sounds of Ian Clarke's "Spiral Lament" to Anne Boyd's gamelan-inspired "Bali Moods," Kosack and faculty colleague and pianist Kenneth Osowski will present a recital of flute soundscapes.

The York College Rock Band will present a Black Sabbath tribute at 7:30 p.m. in Waldner Performing Arts Center. The concert will also feature a classic rock cover band presenting a diverse set list that everyone in the audience can enjoy.

Both performances are free and open to the public. For more details, readers may visit www.ycp.edu.

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Howson Studying Abroad In Fall October 18, 2017

Alyssa Howson of Phoenixville, a student attending Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, is studying abroad this fall. Howson is studying at the Business and Economics Semester Program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain, this fall.

Howson is a strategic communications-public relations major in the Class of 2019. A 2015 graduate of Phoenixville Area High School, she is the daughter of Jeff and Leann Howson.

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College News Posted October 18, 2017

Close to 300 students at University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Ala., are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA's Cooperative Education Program during fall 2017. Logan Jirak of Lincoln University is among those participating and is placed at Mercedes Benz.

In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student. The experience enhances the students' employment prospects after graduation.

At work, co-op students earn competitive salaries and may receive benefit packages in addition to valuable on-the-job experience. Students maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.

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LCMC Consortium Receives Support October 17, 2017

The Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges Consortium (LCMC), formed in January 2017 and hosted at Lasell College, Newton, Mass., announced financial support from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen and continue its work to lower the cost of attendance and to strengthen the financial viability of its member institutions through collaboration and innovation. Nineteen member institutions participate in the LCMC, including York College of Pennsylvania.

The LCMC Consortium evolved through the leadership of Lasell College president Michael Alexander to address opportunities to lower tuition and improve instructional quality at small liberal arts institutions of higher education with large percentages of Pell Grant qualifying students. The LCMC is currently collaborating on two academic programs related to financial planning and computer science.

To learn more about York College of Pennsylvania, readers may visit www.ycp.edu.

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Gomer Earns Recognition October 12, 2017

Four of eight student design teams from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., that were entered in the national Paperboard Packaging Alliance competition were awarded top placements for excellence in design. The teams were part of the alliance's annual student design challenge and recognized recently at Pack Expo International, one of the largest trade shows for the packaging industry held in September. More than 60 entries from 13 collegiate teams were in the competition.

Student teams were asked to design an interactive package for a fitness tracker that allows customers to try the product on before purchase and re-use it afterward to store the device. Zoe Gomer of Hummelstown and her team received special acknowledgements for their design, the Misfit DUO.

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Fox Wins Award, Competition October 12, 2017

Wilkes University student pharmacist Dylan Fox of Denver was part of the winning student team from the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference in the Poconos on Sept. 23. The team members won the Student Public Relations and Awareness Award and received a commemorative plaque and a $200 cash prize for their organization.

The Student Public Relations and Awareness Award recognizes the school that scheduled and hosted various public awareness and community activities promoting the role of the pharmacist, particularly focusing on participation in the Generation Rx and Katy's Kids programs. Points were awarded based on communications activities with the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Generation Rx events focus on the current opioid and substance abuse issues faced in the region. Katy's Kids works to inform children on the importance of medication while highlighting safety.

Fox was also one of three students on the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy team that won the Achieving Independence Competition at the conference. The team members won a $1,000 cash prize for their student organization.

The competition was designed to encourage entrepreneurial pharmacy students to one day own their own pharmacy. Students created a business plan based on either starting up a brand-new pharmacy in Pennsylvania or purchasing an existing pharmacy. The business plan was then developed into a poster, and the students delivered an overview presentation followed by up to five minutes of questioning by the judges.

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy assistant dean and associate professor Julie Olenak served as faculty adviser, and their independent coach was Stephanie Smith Cooney.

The Wilkes students competed against teams from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and University of Pittsburgh.

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Sandberg Takes Part In Team October 12, 2017

Students from the Office of First Year Experience and the Residence Life staffs served as orientation team leaders at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Sarah Sandberg, a resident of Willow Street, was among the team leaders.

The orientation team is composed of upper class students with a desire to help new students make the transition to life at Susquehanna. During the four-day student orientation, team leaders answer questions, help new students and their families unload their cars and move into residence halls, attend orientation events with new students and facilitate small group discussions.

Sandberg is a psychology major in the Class of 2019. A 2015 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, she is the daughter of Jay and Gina Sandberg.

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LBC Earns High College Ranking October 12, 2017

Lancaster Bible College (LBC) took second and third places in college rankings published by The Wall Street Journal.

LBC grabbed second place on a list of Top Schools for Right Choice. The college also earned third place on a list of Students' Top Schools for Career Preparation.

For more information, readers may visit www.lbc.edu.

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Plunkett Named As Peer Tutor October 11, 2017

Top students have been named peer tutors at Alvernia University, Reading, for 2017-18. Tutors are expected to have extensive knowledge of the subjects in which they specialize and the ability to communicate that knowledge to peers.

Local student Jessica Plunkett of Leola was named as a peer tutor. Plunkett is studying accounting and was selected to tutor statistics, accounting, and math.

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Young Named As Peer Tutor October 11, 2017

Top students have been named peer tutors at Alvernia University, Reading, for 2017-18. Tutors are expected to have extensive knowledge of the subjects in which they specialize and the ability to communicate that knowledge to peers.

Local student Ashlin Young of Glen Rock was named as a peer tutor. Young is studying nursing and was selected to tutor in nursing.

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Students Named As Peer Tutors October 11, 2017

Top students have been named peer tutors at Alvernia University, Reading, for 2017-18. Tutors are expected to have extensive knowledge of the subjects in which they specialize and the ability to communicate that knowledge to peers.

Local students Cami Beyer of Birdsboro and Josh Harmes of Morgantown were named as peer tutors. Beyer is studying occupational therapy and was selected to tutor anatomy and physiology and occupational therapy. Harmes is studying occupational therapy and was selected to tutor kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, and neuroscience.

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College Hires Kuhl As Grant Writer October 11, 2017

Emily Kuhl of New Freedom, a 2015 graduate of York College, has joined the college's division of advancement as a grant writer.

Kuhl graduated summa cum laude with degrees in professional writing and history and a minor in political science. As a student, she served as co-editor of "Past and Present," the department of history and political science's publication of student work; as a tutor in the Writing Center; and as an intern for the college's alumni magazine.

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Local Students Serve On Team October 11, 2017

Two local students from the Office of First Year Experience and the Residence Life staffs served as orientation team leaders at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. The local students are Basil Mokhallalati of Glenmoore and Erin Cuddy of Morgantown.

The orientation team is composed of upper class students with a desire to help new students make the transition to life at Susquehanna. During the four-day student orientation, team leaders answer questions, help new students and their families unload their cars and move into residence halls, attend orientation events with new students and facilitate small group discussions.

Mokhallalati is a psychology and neuroscience major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School, he is the son of Rim Bakir and Mohamed Mokhallalati.

Cuddy is an early childhood education major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School, she is the daughter of Suzanne Cuddy.

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Collegiate Athlete Receives Recognition October 6, 2017

Siena College junior Jaycie St. John was named a preseason All-MAAC selection for field hockey. The Lititz native was named to the MAAC Second Team after her efforts during the 2016 season.

St. John started all 14 games for the Saints' defense, and she tallied two goals and dished out one assist on the season. She also tied for the team lead with two defensive saves.

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McBride Marks Milestone October 6, 2017

The Nursing Program at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., hosted a white coat ceremony for its new class of nursing students on Sept. 8. Students participate in this ceremony at the beginning of their first semester in the clinical level of the nursing program.

The white coat ceremony is a rite of passage for students entering clinical training in various healthcare fields. Kenzie McBride of Columbia participated in the ceremony.

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Yoder Participates In Relief Efforts October 6, 2017

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) student Maria Yoder of Manheim recently participated in hurricane relief efforts to help people affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The relief effort was organized mainly through Mennonite Central Committee and was sponsored and supported by a coalition of EMU groups and individuals.

EMU collected supplies to build relief kits, which were packed in buckets and included towels, bath and laundry soap, toothbrushes, combs and fingernail clippers, bandages and hygiene products. Also, more than $700 was raised in a few days by the volleyball team.

A large shipment of relief items was sent on Sept. 22 to the Oceola Council on Aging in Kissimmee, Fla., through a local Vietnam veteran's group. The remaining 100 kits and leftover supplies were taken to a thrift store less than a mile away. From there, the buckets were to be moved to the nearby Hinton, Va.,-based Mennonite Disaster Relief headquarters, where they would join the next shipment south.

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