News Archives - 2012
- Keystone News
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.
The youngest members of the Keystone College community are learning the importance of giving to others.
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 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.
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 College’s Division of Education recently contributed $1,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ Success by Six program
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.
Officials from Keystone College and Sodexo recently concluded an agreement calling for Sodexo to continue management of the College’s facilities and dining services.
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.
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.
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.
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 College will conduct its eighth annual Veterans Day Program on Tuesday, Nov. 13 on campus.
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.
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.
Keystone College celebrated its annual Homecoming Oct. 13 on campus. The college’s Homecoming Court was announced during festivities.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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., 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.
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 College will offer ServSafe certification courses on Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 23 on the College’s campus in La Plume.
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 College recently recognized successful businesswoman Maggie Calpin '09.
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.
Susan Belin, Mark Carpenter, and Betty Turock, Ph.D. have been elected as the newest members of the Keystone College Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’s nationally recognized efforts in environmental sustainability continue with the completion of a rain garden, located outside the Office of Admissions.
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, Lawton, Pa., has been named Coordinator for Recruitment and Outreach at Keystone College’s Towanda Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 College students and staff recently volunteered to help make the American Red Cross of Lackawanna County annual auction a success.
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.
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.
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 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 College will offer ServSafe certification courses on Tuesday, April 24 and Monday, May 29 on the College’s campus in La Plume.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keystone College to Host Retrospective Exhibition of Artwork by Esteemed Professor William Tersteeg and Former Students02/28/2012
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.
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.
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).
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 College student Robert Griffin, Jr. has received the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Keystone College will celebrate Black History Month with a lecture by community leader Sherman Wooden.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.