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Accounting student honored

at Pitt-Bradford convocation

BRADFORD — Riley Anderson, a graduate accounting and business management student from Cresson, was among 22 students to be honored by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford at its annual Honors Convocation held online April 16.

Anderson received the Institute of Management Accountants Outstanding Accounting Student Award.

Spring into ACM to showcase Bedford County campus

EVERETT — Allegany College of Maryland will host Spring into ACM in-person or virtual visits beginning on Monday, April 26, and ending on Friday, May 7, at its Bedford County Campus in Everett.

Personalized one-hour appointments will be available for future students and their families between the hours of 2 and 6p.m. April 26 through 30 and May 3 through 7.

Appointments are also available for visits between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 1.

Participants will have the chance to learn about the college’s academic programs and meet with program representatives, take a guided tour of the Bedford County Campus, and find out more about steps to enrolling, including course registration, available support services, financial aid and scholarships.

Prospective students will have their information entered into a random drawing to win a $250 or $500 tuition voucher to attend ACM Bedford County Campus. The vouchers are offered through the generosity of the Bedford County Regional Education Foundation.

Individuals must register in advance for their one-hour personalized appointment by calling 814-652-9528, ext. 1-6200. All in-person attendees are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing measures.

Students direct and dance one last time with “Against All Odds”

SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University’s Dance Department hosted its BFA Senior Dance concert, “Against All Odds,” April 17 via a livestream on the department’s YouTube channel. Each concert featured different performances.

Production of the concert began last semester when participating seniors were registered for the department’s BFA Capstone II: Performance, Choreography and Credit Hours Entrepreneurship course. As part the course, students were challenged to develop a research question, which would also shape the design of the dances featured during the concert.

Some of those research questions revolved around the use of architectural structures in dance and gravity defying movement, improvisation’s role in the choreographic process, and how physical art, in this case dance, can influence and create visuals and in return how visuals influence dance.

With COVID-19 forcing students to perform virtually, choreographers had to figure out how to transform their dances and articulate their themes through the lens of a camera.

Students, choreographers and dancers include:

n Anna DeRubeis, dancer, a junior dual dance and early childhood education major from Altoona.

n Faythe Lewis, dancer, a senior dual dance and recreational therapy major from Tipton.

n Sydney Lewis, dancer, a freshman dual dance and exercise science major from Altoona.

n Tori Steel, dancer, a freshman dance major from Everett.

To bring their performances to life, 13 student choreographers staged auditions for other student dancers to take part in the shows.

Area native to participate in fall internship in Washington D.C.

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — This August, Cedarville University will send 15 students to Washington, D.C., to participate in the D.C. semester program, including Stuart of Hollidaysburg.

While there, students will work an internship catered to their particular career goals, take two D.C. semester exclusive seminar courses and richly experience the nation’s capital.

Open to all majors, the program runs every fall semester. The acceptance process varies in competitiveness based on the year, guided by a written application and formal interview.

While in D.C., students serve in their internships Tuesdays through Fridays and meet for evening classes twice a week. Students live in the E.W. Richardson Building Intern Housing located at the Heritage Foundation, 15 minutes from Capitol Hill

Monday nights are reserved for group activities, such as museum tours and visiting iconic locations like The Pentagon. They may also take in a performance of “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre.

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