On campus

ACM sets Enrollment Days

at Bedford County campus

EVERETT — Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus invites prospective students to attend Enrollment Days on June 10 and July 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prospective students will have the chance to apply for admission, meet with an adviser, discuss transfer opportunities, wrap up financial aid, learn about scholarships and tour the campus.

All prospective students are welcome to attend, and advance appointments are appreciated. To register, call 814-652-9528 ext. 6224 or email times@allegany.edu.

The campus is located at 18 N. River Lane in Everett, adjacent to Everett Area High School. More information about Enrollment Days is available at allegany


Juniata College awarded IDEAS Grant for study abroad

HUNTINGDON — Juniata College has been selected to receive an IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad.

Juniata College is one of 26 colleges and universities from across the United States, selected from 132 applicants, to create, expand and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals.

This U.S. Government program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and supported in its implementation by World Learning.

The IDEAS Program seeks to increase the capacity of accredited U.S. colleges and universities to create, expand and diversify study abroad programs for U.S. students.

In addition to the IDEAS grant competition, the program also offers opportunities for faculty, staff and administrators at U.S. colleges and universities to participate in a series of free virtual and in-person study abroad capacity building activities.

Lock Haven ROTC cadet receives language scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — Alexandro Dunkelberger, a freshman biology major at Lock Haven University and an ROTC cadet with the Bald Eagle Battalion from Houtzdale, recently was awarded a University of Pittsburgh Project Go Russian Language Scholarship.

The University of Pittsburgh’s highly competitive Project Go scholarships provide intensive first- through fourth-year Russian summer language programs to ROTC students nationwide.

Over eight weeks, students cover the equivalent of one academic year of language training.

Pitt Project Go scholarships help students make quick progress toward their degree requirements, provide study abroad opportunities and increase ROTC students’ competitiveness for additional scholarship opportunities — like Boren and Critical Language Scholarships — and when commissioning.

Scholarship awardees receive full tuition for an eight-credit University of Pittsburgh language course held at Pitt or in Narva, Estonia. In the event that public health conditions require cancellation of in-person programs for 2021, an eight-credit online program covering equivalent course material will be offered.

They also receive full coverage of applicable travel, lodging and textbook costs and a living stipend to pay for meals during the course.

The LHU Bald Eagle Battalion is headquartered in Ulmer Hall at Lock Haven University and includes cadets from LHU, Mansfield University, Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Saint Francis students awarded research grants

LORETTO — Saint Francis University announced its 2020-21 Intrepid Research Grant Award recipients. They are Oliva Coll, Kei-shon Graham and Scott Riner.

For over a decade, $1,000 competitive grants are awarded annually to students proposing significant academic, creative or service projects that are firmly grounded in the humanities.

Coll is a middle school English and special education major who graduated in December. She received an Intrepid Award to pursue publication of her children’s book, “School is Cool: Even During a Pandemic.” The book is designed to help elementary school children struggling with the changes brought about by the COVID pandemic restrictions. The Intrepid funds will also enable Coll to hire a SFU student to create illustrations for her book.

Graham is a psychology major and honors student who will be graduating this spring. He received an Intrepid Award to pursue the publication of his novel, “Uniquely Generic.” The final product of his honors thesis, his novel examines the effects of systemic racism on inner-city youth. The Intrepid funds will also enable Graham to secure a copyright and cover the cost of printing.

Riner is a junior English major with a minor in communications and a concentration in writing. He received an Intrepid Award to write, produce and direct an original theatrical performance that proposes a modern adaption of the Nativity story by situating characters in Depression-era America. Riner intends to donate the proceeds from ticket sales to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Student inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society

SCRANTON — Jordyn Thompson of Hesston, a graduate student at the University of Scranton, was among the 62 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society.

Alpha Sigma Nu is the only honor society open to students and faculty in all disciplines of the University. Juniors, seniors and graduate students, including students in doctoral level degree programs, who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service are eligible for membership.

Appointments are made by the president of the university on the recommendation of the moderator and chapter members of the society, and no more than 4% of the junior and senior class may be admitted each year.

The Scranton chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu was established in 1943 and is the oldest honor society at the university.


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