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Student inducted

into Pi Sigma Alpha

KUTZTOWN — Katerina Parowski of Altoona was one of five Kutztown University students to be inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society in Political Science and Public Administration at a reception on April 11.

Delaware Valley awards admission scholarships

DOYLESTOWN — Delaware Valley University announced the recipients of the university’s top three merit-based Admission scholarships.

Local honorees were Selena Haselbarth of Altoona and Rachel Stuber of Huntingdon.

Student part of mission trip to New Orleans

CLARION — Clarion University-Venango’s CU Serve Club traveled to New Orleans during the spring break to explore the culture and history of the city and to complete service projects at the Los Islenos Fiesta in St. Bernard Parish and ARC of Greater New Orleans.

Participants included Saira Walker of Altoona.

They assisted the hard-working crew at Los Islenos Fiesta set up for a large festival serving more than 10,000 people. The club cut fruit, meat, potatoes and more to prepare special food offerings for the event from the Islenos culture including sangria and caldo, a beef stew.

They helped organized booths, food serving items and much more.

CU Serve also went back to serve at ARC of Greater New Orleans, an organization that works to secure for all people with intellectual disabilities opportunities to develop, function and live to their fullest potential.

CU Serve worked beside the ARC crew to sort thousands of pounds of Mardi Gras beads and trinkets for recycling.

ARC receives donations of beads and throws from area residents that are then sorted, packaged and sold to float riders in 30-pound crawfish sacks. The Mardi Gras Recycling Center made a fun and festival volunteer outing for CU Serve.

Bob Jones student named

to string orchestra

GREENVILLE, SC (04/19/2019)– John McCoy of Duncansville played in Bob Jones University’s string orchestra, one of two orchestras at BJU, during the 2018-19 school year

McCoy is a sophomore majoring in music.

All students at BJU may audition to participate in the string orchestra. This year’s group is comprised of both music and non-music majors, as well as staff from a variety of departments and divisions at BJU who play violin, viola, cello and bass

The string orchestra performed four major concerts this academic year.

Student to be first Tesla video production intern

INDIANA, Pa. — An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student from Bellwood has been selected for a three-month video production paid internship with Tesla Automotive company based in Fremont, Calif.

Katie Campbell, a communications media major graduating in August 2019, will intern with the four-person video production team at Tesla.

Campbell is the first person to be offered an opportunity for an internship with the video production team.

Campbell is the daughter of

Jo Ann and Kenneth G. Campbell and is a 2015 graduate of The Grier School.

At IUP, Campbell is a Sutton Scholar, Provost Scholar and dean’s list student. She is active in the Coalition for Christian Outreach and Student Film Association.

She is a student worker in the Office of Photography at IUP and volunteers with IUP’s Center for Media Production and Research.

At Tesla, Campbell will help produce website imagery and marketing videos for the company, which markets itself a leader in sustainable technology.

Campbell expects the experience to grow her skills in cinematic video production while incorporating a wide variety of video equipment.

Campbell is passionate about the environment and hopes to continue to be able to combine her communications skills with sustainable practices.

To that end, in October, Campbell completed a weeklong research trip as part of the Science Technology Engineering and Math Student Experiences Aboard Ships (STEMSEAS) initiative, doing video and photography to document the trip.

The program gives college students hand-on learning experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Campbell has been invited to submit a video of her STEMSEAS experience to the “2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM for All Video Showcase.”

The STEM video showcase is an annual online event. It features two- to three-minute videos from hundreds of federally funded projects that aim to improve science, technology, engineering and math.

Campbell’s video submission will present to viewers the problem the STEMSEAS researchers faced, how they fixed it and program goals.

Beyond educating the public about work in their field, the goal is for videos to enable leaders in the STEM field to learn about what other federal agencies are doing with grant money given by the NSF.

Following her Tesla experience, Campbell will complete The Disney College program in Florida.

Saint Francis students join honor societies

LORETTO — On April 7, Saint Francis University welcomed the following students into its Greek Life Honor Societies.

Joining Gamma Sigma Alpha were Taylor Clark of Cresson and Michelle Hildebrand of Revloc.

Joining the Order of Omega were Hildebrand, Amanda Nagle of Ashville and Aidan Sweeney of Duncansville.

Youngstown student joins Phi Kappa Phi

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — James O’Donnell, a music education instrumental major from Altoona, is among this year’s new initiates to the Youngstown State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi during a ceremony earlier this spring.

Students are selected based solely on grade point average. The top 7.5 percent of juniors and 10 percent of seniors and graduate students are invited to join.

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