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Keystone News


Keystone participates in Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

12/19/2012

As most people struggle to come to grips with the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., members of the Keystone College community are hoping to bring some normalcy to the lives of the surviving children of Sandy Hook Elementary School by participating in the Snowflakes for Sandy Hook initiative.



Keystone College Children's Center participates in pajama drive

12/18/2012

The youngest members of the Keystone College community are learning the importance of giving to others.



Education division gives back with holiday project

12/17/2012

Visitors to the Division of Education were in for quite a surprise when visiting the area over the past few weeks. Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, the division incorporated the idea of giving into a holiday decorating theme of “The Giving Forest.” Four 6 ½ decorated trees, greens, and other decorations greeted guests as they exited the elevator and entered the lobby area.



Keystone receives grant for Iron Works program

12/07/2012

Keystone College has been awarded a $10,000 Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its Keystone Iron Works program.



Keystone students host annual Be a Santa for a Senior gift wrapping party

12/05/2012

The holiday season is a time for giving and a time for celebrating. A group of Keystone College students will be doing a little of both on Wed., Dec. 12, at the annual “Be a Santa for a Senior” gift wrapping party.



Keystone contributes to United Way

11/27/2012

Keystone College’s Division of Education recently contributed $1,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ Success by Six program



Rotaract/SIFE clubs donate funds to Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

11/27/2012

Members of the Keystone College Rotaract and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) clubs donated $868 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The funds were raised during the clubs’ recent community Breast Cancer Awareness March.



Keystone extends agreement with Sodexo

11/26/2012

Officials from Keystone College and Sodexo recently concluded an agreement calling for Sodexo to continue management of the College’s facilities and dining services.



Keystone Rotaract/SIFE clubs to host holiday social

11/26/2012

The Keystone College Rotaract and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) clubs will conduct a holiday social on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 5-9 p.m. at the Inne of the Abingtons, Dalton.



Keystone College Observatory Enters Into Research Partnerships

11/16/2012

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory has entered into agreements with the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz. and the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M. The partnerships will enable the Keystone facility to share images and data with observatories and other sites throughout the world.



Keystone to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

11/12/2012

National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- have made to our lives, our communities and our world. Celebrations are held annually in many states across the nation.



Keystone recognizes scholarship donors and recipients

11/12/2012

Members of the Keystone College community gathered to honor 2012-2013 scholarship donors and recipients with a special Scholarship Luncheon on campus. The event gave students the opportunity to meet the donors who make it possible for them to pursue their education at Keystone College.



Keystone to celebrate Veterans Day

11/02/2012

Keystone College will conduct its eighth annual Veterans Day Program on Tuesday, Nov. 13 on campus.



Concerts and Lectures Series to Welcome 198th Army Band

10/25/2012

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will present the 198th Army Concert Band on Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Theatre. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend and honor those currently serving in the Armed Forces and our nation’s veterans.



Homecoming Court announced

10/22/2012

Keystone College celebrated its annual Homecoming Oct. 13 on campus. The college’s Homecoming Court was announced during festivities.



Keystone Players to present The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It

10/22/2012

The Keystone Players will present Don Nigro’s rollicking comedy, The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It. Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the performance (originally scheduled for Nov. 2-5) been postponed to a date and time not yet determined.



Former Keystone student to be honored during ceremony remembering Lockerbie victims

10/19/2012

A former Keystone student who perished during the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, will be remembered in a special way by the daughter of a Keystone professor.



Keystone students organizing breast cancer awareness march

10/12/2012

Members of the Keystone College Rotaract and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) clubs will conduct their inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness march on Friday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. The march, which is open to Keystone students and the public, will begin on campus and proceed on College Avenue to the Factoryville Fire Co. All proceeds will be donated to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.



Keystone and Sodexo to present WasteLess Day

10/11/2012

Keystone College and its partner, Sodexo, will host “WasteLess Day” on Tuesday, October 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Restaurant and Giants’ Grill.



Union Dale Artist Robert Stark to exhibit artwork at Keystone

10/09/2012

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present a multi-media exhibit of artwork by Union Dale artist Robert Stark from October 28-November 30 on the campus.



Keystone to celebrate Homecoming

10/05/2012

Keystone College will celebrate its 2012 Homecoming on Saturday, October 13. The events welcome alumni and friends to the Keystone campus and students are invited to join in the festivities.



Keystone to host nationally recognized alcohol awareness speaker

09/26/2012

Jim Matthews, a nationally recognized alcohol awareness speaker, will visit Keystone College for a presentation, “Beer, Booze and Books: A Sober Look at Higher Education” on Tues., Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks.



Part-time summer honors students announced

09/26/2012

Dr. Thea Harrington, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College, today announced the Keystone College part-time students who have been named to the president’s, dean’s and honors list for the summer semester.



Keystone cheerleaders earn award

09/20/2012

The Keystone College cheerleading squad had an exceptional showing during the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) national camp held in August at the University of Scranton.



Regina Peters joins Keystone as Senior Adviser

09/20/2012

Keystone College President Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. has announced that Regina Peters has joined the college as Senior Adviser to the President for Community Relations and Special Projects.



Keystone Concerts and Lectures Series to welcome Dr. Michael Castelaz and Citizen Science

09/17/2012

The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will welcome distinguished astronomer Dr. Michael Castelaz for a presentation on “Citizen Scientists: Explore the Universe” on Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. The lecture, suitable for a general audience, will explain citizen science projects.



Keystone again selected as one of nation's top military friendly schools

09/17/2012

For the fourth consecutive year, Keystone College has been included on a national list of Military Friendly Schools, ranking among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to recruit and retain students with military experience.



Keystone again recognized as a College of Distinction

09/12/2012

For the third consecutive year, Keystone College has been recognized as a “College of Distinction” by a national company which publishes information about select institutions of higher learning.



Keystone Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Rankings

09/12/2012

For the sixth consecutive year, Keystone College has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges in U.S. News and World Report.



Congressional candidate Matt Cartwright to speak at Keystone

09/07/2012

Matt Cartwright, a candidate for the 17th Congressional District, will speak at Keystone College on Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center.



Keystone to host Population Connection CEO

09/07/2012

Keystone College will host John Seager, president and CEO of the national organization, Population Connection, on Thursday, October 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks. Mr. Seager will speak on, “Soaring Past 7 Billion: Population Challenges for a Crowded World.”



Phil Scollo to speak at Keystone for Constitution Day

09/05/2012

Phil Scollo, a Pike County businessman and candidate for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional district, will be the guest speaker at Keystone College’s annual Constitution Day program on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.



Keystone College President Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. to complete his final year as president

09/04/2012

Keystone College President Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr., announced today that he will complete his final year as Keystone’s ninth president on June 1, 2013, after 18 successful years, the longest presidential tenure in Keystone College history. At the request of the Board of Trustees, he will then transition to the role of President Emeritus, continuing to serve the college in various duties on campus and in the community.



Interdependence Day activities announced, highlighted by activist Candace Gingrich-Jones

08/31/2012

Nationally known activist Candace Gingrich-Jones will visit Keystone College on Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of Keystone’s Interdependence Day celebration taking part over a two-day period.



Keystone to offer ServSafe Certification Courses

08/31/2012

Keystone College will offer ServSafe certification courses on Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 23 on the College’s campus in La Plume.



Scranton sculptor and teacher Denis Yanashot to exhibit artwork at Keystone College

08/27/2012

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present an exhibition of sculpture by Scranton artist Denis Yanashot from September 16 through October 19 on the Keystone campus in La Plume. The exhibit “Terra Firma and the Spirit of Flight” will feature a reception for the artist on Sunday, September 16 from 4-6 p.m. in the Gallery, and the public is invited.



Keystone honors alumna Maggie Calpin '09

08/23/2012

Keystone College recently recognized successful businesswoman Maggie Calpin '09.



Keystone begins 2012-2013 academic year with largest full-time enrollment in school history

08/22/2012

Keystone College will begin its 2012-2013 academic year on Monday, August 27 by welcoming 1,400 full-time students, a one percent increase over last year’s fall enrollment and the largest full-time enrollment in the college’s 144 year history.



New Board Members Announced

08/14/2012

Susan Belin, Mark Carpenter, and Betty Turock, Ph.D. have been elected as the newest members of the Keystone College Board of Trustees.



Keystone's Fifth Annual Jazz Institute a Success

08/09/2012

Keystone College hosted the fifth annual Jazz Institute, which boasted 21 local student performers during a five-day workshop July 23-27, 2012. The unique musical program featured the teachings of various recording and touring jazz musicians from the community.



Observatory announces fall sessions

08/06/2012

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its fall program on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, November 9.



Christy Mathewson Days Activities Announced

07/30/2012

Keystone College and the Factoryville community will celebrate the 17th annual Christy Mathewson Days Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. The festivities are held annually to honor Keystone alumnus, Hall of Fame pitcher, and Factoryville native Christy Mathewson.



Part-Time Spring Honors Students Announced

07/18/2012

Dr. Thea Harrington, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College, today announced the part-time students who have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2012 spring semester.



Keystone to host The Gathering for sixth consecutive year

06/25/2012

For the sixth consecutive summer, a group of nationally known authors and poets will visit Keystone College for The Gathering, a unique literature conference and workshop.



Keystone cheerleaders to hold Stunt Camp

06/25/2012

The Keystone College cheerleading team will host a safe stunting clinic on Tuesday, July 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Gambal Athletic Center.



Spring Semester Full-Time Honors Students Announced

06/21/2012

Dr. Thea Harrington, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College, today announced the full-time students who have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2012 spring semester.



Keystone College Rain Garden

06/19/2012

Keystone College’s nationally recognized efforts in environmental sustainability continue with the completion of a rain garden, located outside the Office of Admissions.



Observatory announces summer sessions

06/12/2012

The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its summer program on Monday, July 9, 8:30 p.m., and will continue each Monday and Wednesday through Wednesday, July 25.



Cortney Tyler joins Keystone College's Towanda Center

06/06/2012

Cortney Tyler, Lawton, Pa., has been named Coordinator for Recruitment and Outreach at Keystone College’s Towanda Center.



Keystone to host Jazz Institute July 23-27

06/05/2012

The fifth annual Jazz Institute at Keystone College will welcome a wide variety of jazz aficionados – from students to educators and amateurs to professionals – from July 23-27 on campus.



Awards presented at Donor Dinner

06/04/2012

Keystone College President Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. recently honored members of community for their service to the college during the annual Donor Dinner on campus.



Keystone plays key role in Arts on Fire Celebration

05/30/2012

Local high school students will once again have the opportunity to experience pouring hot molten iron into molds they have created, just as the workers did generations ago at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces.



Keystone College Conducts 141st Commencement

05/19/2012

La Plume -- Keystone College celebrated its 141st commencement during ceremonies on the college’s campus in La Plume on Saturday, May 19. Degrees were conferred upon 355 students.



Keystone College to host annual high school Envirothon

05/14/2012

On Wednesday, May 16, Keystone College will host the Lackawanna and Wyoming counties’ annual Envirothon, an academic competition designed to test knowledge of high school students regarding Pennsylvania’s natural resources. The program emphasizes the importance of environmental sensitivity while stressing a need to achieve social, ecological, and economic balance.



Keystone Volunteers at American Red Cross Auction

05/04/2012

Keystone College students and staff recently volunteered to help make the American Red Cross of Lackawanna County annual auction a success.



Keystone Campus and Professor Receive Best of the Abingtons Awards

04/25/2012

Once again, Keystone College has proven to be a big hit with residents of the Abington area. Readers of the Abington Journal, a weekly community paper in nearby Clarks Summit, Pa., have selected Keystone College and Keystone Associate Professor of Political Science Jeff Brauer as winners in its “Best of the Abingtons” contest.



Undergraduate Research Forum Announced

04/23/2012

Keystone College will conduct is annual Spring Undergraduate Research and Creativity Celebration on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 1-5 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks.



Keystone Named to Princeton Review Green College List for Third Straight Year

04/19/2012

For the third consecutive year, Keystone College has been named as one of the most environmentally responsible institutions of higher learning in the nation by The Princeton Review, a leading national education publication.



Keystone to Host Weekender Open Houses

04/03/2012

Keystone College will conduct a Weekender Open House on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at its Weekender Program locations in La Plume, Towanda, and Delaware Valley.



Keystone to Offer ServSafe Certification Training

04/03/2012

Keystone College will offer ServSafe certification courses on Tuesday, April 24 and Monday, May 29 on the College’s campus in La Plume.



Keystone Professor Patti Davis Receives Doctoral Degree

03/30/2012

Patti Davis, Dalton, a professor in the Business, Management and Technology Division at Keystone College, recently received her doctoral degree in post-secondary and adult education from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn.



Keystone named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

03/29/2012

For the third consecutive year, Keystone College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.



Senior art exhibitions announced

03/29/2012

Graduating students from Keystone College’s four-year art programs will host a gallery exhibit featuring their work on Friday, April 6 from 6-9 p.m. The show will consist of a dual opening taking place simultaneously at Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, and ArtWorks Gallery, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.



Keystone Players to present The Odd Couple

03/23/2012

The Keystone Players will present The Odd Couple, Neil Simon’s classic comedy, March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., and on April 1 at 2 p.m. at Keystone College’s Brooks Theatre.



Keystone to host Health Fair

03/23/2012

The Keystone College Health Services Department will sponsor a health fair on Tuesday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on the third floor of the Hibbard Campus Center on the college’s campus in La Plume. The event is free and open to the public.



Keystone to Present Poet Patricia Smith

03/19/2012

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will present a poetry reading by acclaimed poet Patricia Smith on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.



National Business Columnist and Consultant to Address Keystone College Class of 2012

03/14/2012

La Plume - A nationally known business author, columnist, blogger, and business consultant will share his unique perspectives and secrets of success with members of the Class of 2012 during Keystone College’s 141st annual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Bailey Field.



Keystone Observatory Announces Spring Sessions

03/02/2012

The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its spring program on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. and continue each Wednesday and Friday through June 1.



The Quietmen to perform at Keystone College

02/28/2012

Keystone College will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the music of The Quietmen, an acoustic rock and Celtic band, on March 8 at 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. Presented by the college’s Concerts and Lectures Series, the performance is free and open to the public.



Keystone College to Host Retrospective Exhibition of Artwork by Esteemed Professor William Tersteeg and Former Students

02/28/2012

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will host a retrospective exhibition of ceramic art by Professor Emeritus William Tersteeg and twenty of his former students from March 24 through April 29 on the Keystone campus in La Plume. The exhibit will feature a reception for the artists on Saturday, March 24 from 4-6 pm in the Gallery, and the public is invited.



Art Education students receive the prestigious Clyde McGeary Scholarship Award

02/24/2012

It was a clean sweep for Keystone College art education students Danielle Cady, Kati Kameroski, and Carolyn Walker. These students all received the prestigious Clyde McGeary Scholarship Award presented by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA).



Part-Time Fall 2011 Honors Students Announced

02/20/2012

Dr. Thea Harrington, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College, today announced the part-time students who have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2011 fall semester.



Keystone student receives national award

02/17/2012

Keystone College student Robert Griffin, Jr. has received the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).



Senior Class Fund Raiser

02/16/2012

The Senior Class Gift allows seniors to show their appreciation for the many opportunities that Keystone College has provided for each of them. Each graduating class member is asked to make a donation for the senior class gift, honoring a tradition and creating a legacy of support.



Keystone Plans Kick Butts Against Cancer Activities

02/15/2012

The Keystone College Key Choices Club and the Colleges Against Cancer Club will conduct several activities as part of National Kick Butts Day 2012, an anti-tobacco event to be held March 21-22 on campus.



Concerts and Lectures Series to present Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet

02/15/2012

The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will present an evening of great music featuring the Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz (MMLJ) Quintet on Sunday, February 26, beginning at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.



Two new faculty members join Division of Business, Management and Technology

02/13/2012

Keystone College recently added two new faculty members to its Division of Business, Management and Technology. Attorney Brian Petula and Abdul-Aziz Bahha, Ph.D., joined the Keystone faculty at the beginning of the 2012 spring semester.



Keystone to host FAFSA workshop

02/08/2012

Keystone College will host a free workshop to help Keystone students and their families learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center.



Full-time Fall 2011 Honors Students Announced

02/08/2012

Dr. Thea Harrington, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College, today announced the full-time students who have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2011 fall semester.



Concerts and Lectures Series to present Sherman Wooden Lecture

02/03/2012

Keystone College will celebrate Black History Month with a lecture by community leader Sherman Wooden.



Keystone displays Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails Photo

01/31/2012

Keystone College is honoring members of the famed World War II Tuskegee Airmen by displaying a photo of a “Red Tail” fighter plane. The photo, which will be on display in the college’s Miller Library, was donated to Keystone by Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and depicts the plane he flew in combat.



Keystone students donate to homeless shelters

01/20/2012

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of Keystone College students recently delivered sleeping bags to three New York City homeless shelters.



Students to Make Sleeping Bags for the Homeless

01/13/2012

Keystone College’s Diversity Services will participate in a service project in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Keystone students will assemble sleeping bags in conjunction with the Hop Bottom, Pa.-based My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group and the “Sleeping Bag Project.”



Concerts and Lectures Series to present The Manuel Scott Story

01/10/2012

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will present “The Manuel Scott Story,” an against-the-odds tale of courage, strength, and determination to overcome extreme adversity on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks. The presentation is free and open to the public.



Artist Jennie Barrese to Exhibit Digital Photographs

01/09/2012

La Plume – The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present an exhibition of photographs by New York artist Jennie Barrese from February 5 through March 9 on the Keystone campus in La Plume. The exhibit will feature a reception for the artist on Sun., Feb.12 from 4-6 p.m. in the Gallery, and the public is invited.



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