St. Vincent College play staged this weekend
LATROBE — The St. Vincent College Players is presenting four performances of the musical fantasy “Into the Woods” this weekend in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on campus.
The SVC Players’ cast for “Into the Woods” includes Timothy Morris, a junior integrated science major from Ebensburg, as Cinderella’s Prince.
Altoona native Greggory Brandt will direct the production. Brandt, a professional actor and director with more than a quarter century of experience on Broadway and regional theater stages, was named director of stage and summer theater at St. Vincent College in 2015.
in forensics tournament
WILKES BARRE — The Blooms-burg University Forensics team won the Second Place Team Sweep-stakes Award out of nine schools at the annual CFA/Harold Cox Wilkes University Speech and Debate Tour-nament Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.
Isaac Osborn of Ebensburg took second in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and third in Parliamentary Debate with Shawn Edwards of Quaker-town.
BU narrowly lost to St. Joseph’s University, a school with a nationally recognized forensics program, by 1.5 sweepstakes points. BU finished ahead of Shepherd University, George Mason University, James Madison University, the University of Scranton, Wilkes University, Kings College and Misericordia University.
The BU Forensics team returned to Wilkes the weekend of Feb. 15-16 for the Pennsylvania Forensic Associ-ation’s Annual State Championship Tournament.
Student receives grant
to present at convention
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University has announced that 153 Professional Experience Grants have been award for the 2019-20 academic year.
Sarah Bainey from Osceola Mills, was awarded a grant to present at the National Student Nurses Association Convention.
Professional Experience Grants help students defray the cost of professional development activities and applied learning outside the realm of the academic classroom.
Bloomsburg University, along with generous donors via the Bloomsburg University Foundation, has awarded $168,785 to support experiences for 145 students this academic year.
The grants are a part of a comprehensive effort to equip every student with practical, meaningful experiences and alumni and employer connections, both on campus and in the field, so they are prepared to impact their community and the workplace upon graduation.
Student to be part of Geisinger scholars progam
SCRANTON — Sajal Datta of Port Matilda is one of 11 medical students who are the first to be accepted to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Geisinger Primary Care Scholars progam.
The selected scholars will receive a monthly stipend and will pay no tuition or fees in exchange for an obligation to work in a primary care area (family medicine, internal medicine or medicine-pediatrics) at Geisinger once they finish residency.
In addition to the tuition relief and stipend, the scholars will also receive mentorship and training in Geisinger’s newly redesigned practices where primary care is emphasized as the most important place doctor-patient relationships are built.
The redesign has elevated primary care and provided clinicians with more time and resources to focus on patients, not administrative tasks.
Datta is a member of GCSOM’s MD Class of 2022.
Student part of stadium band at Susquehanna
SELINSGROVE — Alannah Morse of Everett participated in Susque-hanna University’s stadium band during the fall.
The Susquehanna stadium band played at all home football games, the homecoming parade and pep rally and at special events.
Membership is open by audition to all university students.
Morse is a biology major in the Class of 2023.
Student joins emergency medicine residency
SCRANTON — Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine announced that eight fourth-year medical students, including, Matthew Weirich of Hollidaysburg, have successfully matched into residency programs.
While most of Geisinger’s MD Class of 2020 will learn of the locations of their residency program on March 20, several matches occur prior to the national residency event.
Weirich, who will serve in the Army, matched to Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University for emergency medicine.