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Keystone News


Schools of Education and Social Behavioral Sciences Give Back

12/19/2013

Members of the Keystone College community are making the holidays a bit brighter for local children. Employees of the School of Education and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences recently participated in an angel tree project with a Lackawanna County Head Start facility located in West Scranton.



Keystone student wins national drawing

12/19/2013

Chris Palau's first semester at Keystone College has been rewarding in more ways than one.



Keystone receives Pittsburgh Conference grant

12/18/2013

Keystone College has received a $10,000 grant from the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy for the purchase of state-of-the-art geologic equipment.



Keystone Children's Center participates in Feed-A-Friend Program

12/11/2013

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



Keystone recognized for low student debt

12/11/2013

A new study by The Institute for College Access & Success has included Keystone in its 20 public and private colleges and universities with some of the lowest student debt. While the average student debt for the class of 2012 among students who borrowed to pay for school was $27,221, at Keystone that number is $8,675.



Keystone students give back

12/11/2013

A group of Keystone students are giving back to those less fortunate this holiday season.



Keystone joins Food Recovery Challenge

12/05/2013

Keystone College has been recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for its food donation and waste diversion efforts.



Keystone to host Be a Santa to a Senior gift wrapping party

12/02/2013

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 Tuesday, December 10, at the annual “Santa for Seniors” gift wrapping party.



Keystone students plan Cupcake Challenge

11/21/2013

Keystone College students are hoping members of the college community and local residents can help pick the area’s best cupcakes and raise money to help fight cancer at the same time.



Keystone ranked among the best for veterans in U.S. News & World Report rankings

11/20/2013

Keystone College has once again been ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation for military veterans by a respected national publication. Keystone was ranked 13th among Regional Colleges in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural “Best Colleges for Veterans” rankings.



Keystone recognizes scholarship donors and recipients

11/14/2013

Members of the Keystone College community gathered to honor 2013-2014 scholarship donors and recipients with a special Scholarship Luncheon on campus. The event provided students an opportunity to meet the donors who make it possible for them to pursue their education at Keystone College.



Keystone to host Admissions Information Session

11/11/2013

Keystone College will host an Admissions Information Session on Saturday, November 16. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Admissions Office and a campus tour departs at 11 a.m. The event, which concludes at 1 p.m., offers prospective students the opportunity to learn more about Keystone. Information about the admissions process will be explained.



Part-Time summer honors students announced

11/06/2013

Dr. Thea Harrington, provost 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 College aids in Operation Defend Our Freedom

11/06/2013

Keystone College students recently collected much-needed supplies and over $400 in cash for soldiers overseas through “Operation Defend Our Freedom!"



Keystone to host cancer study

10/31/2013

Keystone College will join with the American Cancer Society in hosting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).



Keystone receives state grant

10/30/2013

Keystone College President Dr. David Coppola receives a check for $375,000 from Factoryville Borough Councilman Bill Edwards for the recent renovation of Brooks Theatre.



Keystone receives grants from PA Council on the Arts

10/29/2013

Keystone College has been awarded grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for two of its most popular programs.



Keystone to host Open House on November 9

10/28/2013

Keystone College will host an Open House on Saturday, November 9 at its La Plume campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the Open House program will start at 9:30 a.m.



Keystone Alumni Association Bestows Awards

10/25/2013

Keystone College honored three of its most distinguished alumni during Homecoming Weekend festivities on Saturday, Oct. 19.



Keystone Players to present The Haunting of Hill House

10/25/2013

Round out Halloween weekend with the Keystone Players, as they present The Haunting of Hill House, Nov. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in Brooks Theatre, Keystone College, La Plume, PA.



Keystone to host Veterans Day Luncheon

10/25/2013

The Keystone College community will come together to honor America’s veterans and current members of the military during the ninth annual Veterans Day luncheon on Monday, November 11 from 12:30-2 p.m. in Hibbard Campus Center.



International career expert Stacie Berdan to lecture at Keystone

10/24/2013

The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will welcome international career expert and award-winning author Stacie Berdan for “Are You Ready for the Global Marketplace?” on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Theatre. The presentation is free and open to the public.



Homecoming Court Announced

10/21/2013

Keystone College celebrated its annual Homecoming Oct. 19 on campus. The college’s Homecoming Court was announced during festivities



Keystone ranked in Washington Monthly magazine

10/17/2013

Keystone College has attained additional rankings in another national magazine.



Besta Cork moves into new home

10/17/2013

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce welcomed Keystone College student Shawn Whitiak, Jermyn, and business partners Michelle Mendez and Paula Corrales to its new TekRidge Center during recent ceremonies at the state-of the-art business incubator in Jessup.



Flavors of Brazil to come to Keystone with Global Chef Program

10/15/2013

Members of the Keystone College community will have the opportunity on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 to enjoy authentic Brazilian cuisine prepared by expert South American chef Maira Eduardo.



Children's Center accepting enrollees

10/14/2013

The Oppenheim Family Children’s Center at Keystone College is currently accepting new enrollees.



Concerts and Lectures Series to welcome the Hickory Project

10/14/2013

The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will welcome bluegrass band the Hickory Project on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. in Evans Hall. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend.



San Francisco multi-media contemporary artist Timothy Buckwalter to exhibit at Keystone

10/14/2013

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present an exhibition by San Francisco-based, Pennsylvania-born contemporary artist Timothy Buckwalter from November 2 through December 1 on campus in La Plume.



Keystone College hosts McGowan Cornerstone awards

10/10/2013

Keystone College recently hosted the seventh annual Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards Program in the Theatre in Brooks.



Motivational speaker and comedian Matt Bellace to present Getting High Naturally

10/02/2013

Keystone College will welcome nationally recognized motivational speaker and comedian Matt Bellace, Ph.D., as he presents “Getting High Naturally” on Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks.



Keystone to host Visitation Day

09/27/2013

Keystone College will host a Visitation Day on Monday, October 7, offering prospective students the opportunity to learn more about Keystone and meet with personal enrollment advisers.



Keystone names new board members

09/25/2013

Mikal E. Belicove, Letha Wells Reinheimer, and Stacey Wyland have been elected as the newest members of the Keystone College Board of Trustees.



Homecoming 2013 activities announced

09/24/2013

Keystone College will celebrate its 2013 Homecoming on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19. The events welcome alumni and friends to the Keystone campus.



Keystone faculty members have work accepted for conference

09/20/2013

Three faculty members in Keystone College’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences recently had submissions accepted to the 2014 National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology conference in January.



Heather Schield named Annual Fund Director

09/19/2013

Heather A. Schield was recently named Annual Fund Director at Keystone College.



Keystone to host Open House

09/17/2013

Keystone College will host an Open House on Sunday, September 29 at its La Plume campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the Open House program will start at 9:30 a.m.



Part-Time Spring Honors Students Announced

09/16/2013

Dr. Thea Harrington, provost 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 2013 spring semester.



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

09/10/2013

For the seventh consecutive year, Keystone College has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges in U.S. News and World Report. In another key ranking, Keystone finished first in its category for graduating students with the least amount of debt.



Keystone College Again Selected as One of the Nation's Top Military Friendly Schools

09/10/2013

For the fifth consecutive year, Keystone College has been included on a national list of Military Friendly Schools, ranking among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to recruit and retain students with military experience.



Financial expert Cheree Warrick to visit Keystone College

09/10/2013

The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will welcome national speaker and author Cheree Warrick for “Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed” on Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Theatre. The presentation, free and open to the public, will explain how start-up or small businesses can raise capital.



Bethlehem artist James Harmon to exhibit at Keystone's Linder Gallery

09/06/2013

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present an exhibition of glass art and prints by Bethlehem-based artist James Harmon from September 21 through October 22 on campus.



Keystone College student speaks at Presidential Rally

09/05/2013

Keystone College junior Urica Carver admitted to being a little nervous as she stood at the podium during the start of a rally for education held recently in Scranton, Pa. Of course, she had every right to be apprehensive – she was the opening speaker just before the President and Vice President of the United States took the stage.



Keystone College to offer ServSafe Certification Training

09/04/2013

Keystone College will offer ServSafe certification courses on September 18, October 15, November 12, and January 14, 2014 in Evans Hall on the College’s campus in La Plume.



Keystone to participate in Pittsburgh Promise

09/04/2013

Keystone College has officially been enrolled as a member of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program.



LGBT civil rights icon Cleve Jones to visit Keystone

09/04/2013

Cleve Jones, noted LGBT civil rights icon and founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, will make a return visit to Keystone College on September 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks.



Political Science Professor meets President Barack Obama

08/31/2013

Political Science Professor meets President Barack Obama



Keystone well represented at International Association for Identification Conference

08/23/2013

Keystone College was well represented at the recent International Association for Identification Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.



Observatory announces fall sessions

08/23/2013

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its fall program on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, November 15.



Keystone announces the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse in 2014-2015

08/23/2013

Keystone College is proud to announce the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The two teams will compete at the varsity level beginning in the spring of 2015 as members of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and will play all their home contests at the brand new, $3.4 million synthetic all-weather athletic field and track complex currently under construction on campus.



Keystone faculty member presents at international conferences

08/15/2013

Dr. Steve R. Howell, assistant professor of psychology at Keystone College, recently presented at two international conferences in Berlin, Germany.



Keystone student athletes participate in Christy Mathewson Days

08/13/2013

Thanks to the efforts of Keystone student athletes, the College was well represented at the 18th annual Christy Mathewson Days parade and community celebration. Led by Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Field Hockey Coach Kacy Manning, the students were excited to be a part of what has become one of the area’s most popular summer events and their efforts did not go unrecognized.



Celebrate summer with Christy Mathewson Days

07/19/2013

Keystone College and the Factoryville community will come together in August to celebrate one of the summer’s most anticipated events. The 18th annual Christy Mathewson Days will take place Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10. The festivities are held each year to honor Keystone alumnus, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, and Factoryville native Christy Mathewson.



Full-Time Spring 2013 Honors List Announced

07/17/2013

Dr. Thea Harrington, provost and dean of Keystone College, today announced the full-time students who have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2013 spring semester.



Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards planning committee meets at Keystone

07/17/2013

Members of the committee planning the seventh annual Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards Program met recently at Keystone College.



Full-Time Spring 2013 Honors List Announced

07/17/2013

Dr. Thea Harrington, provost and dean of Keystone College, today announced the full-time students who have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2013 spring semester.



Keystone to host Jazz Institute

07/01/2013

The sixth annual Jazz Institute at Keystone College will welcome a wide variety of jazz lovers from July 29-August 2 on campus.



Keystone to host The Gathering

07/01/2013

For the seventh consecutive year, Keystone College will host “The Gathering” from July 18-21 on campus.



Keystone professor receives award

06/25/2013

Dr. Kristel Gallagher, assistant professor of psychology at Keystone College, recently received the Outstanding Poster Award at the Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Staunton, Va.



Iron sculpture by international artist on display at Keystone

06/19/2013

A cast iron sculpture by internationally recognized artist Coral Lambert is currently being displayed on the Keystone College campus.



KCEEI to present science courses for teachers

06/19/2013

The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute (KCEEI) will once again offer a series of environmental and science courses for educators and members of the community this summer.



Keystone Observatory slates summer sessions

06/06/2013

The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its summer program on Monday, July 8, 8:30 p.m., and will continue each Monday and Wednesday through Wednesday, July 31.



Keystone Welcomes Tenth President Dr. David Coppola

06/01/2013

Keystone College will begin a new era in its proud history on Monday, June 3 when it welcomes Dr. David Coppola as its tenth president. Dr. Coppola, who comes to Keystone from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., succeeds Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. who will continue to serve as President Emeritus.



Keystone to participate in Heritage Explorer Bike Tour

05/28/2013

As a sponsor of the Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival, several Keystone College students and staff members will participate in the annual event June 15.



Keystone plays key role in Arts on Fire celebration

05/22/2013

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 Conducts 142nd Commencement

05/18/2013

Keystone celebrated its 142nd commencement during ceremonies on the college’s campus in La Plume on Saturday, May 18. Degrees were conferred upon 315 students.



Keystone student wins Business Plan Competition

05/03/2013

Thursday evening, May 2, proved to be a tremendous night for Keystone College at the 11th Annual Business Plan Competition at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.



2013 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Chair announced

05/02/2013

Keystone College President Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. announced that Associate Professor Karen Yarrish, Ph.D., has been named the 2013 recipient of the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Chair Award for Distinguished Faculty Service.



Keystone bestows honorary doctorate degree

05/02/2013

Austin Burke, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, was the keystone speaker during the recent Keystone College 2013 All-College Honors Convocation held at the Theatre in Brooks on campus.



Students inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon

04/30/2013

The Keystone College Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon recently inducted seven students into the honor society.



Keystone and instructor receive Best of Abingtons awards

04/25/2013

Once again, residents of the Abington area have shown their love for the natural beauty of Keystone College’s campus and expressed their appreciation for the expertise and dedication of the Keystone College faculty.



Keystone to celebrate academic achievements at All-College Honors Convocation

04/24/2013

Keystone College will celebrate the academic achievements of students at All-College Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 25.



Criminal Justice Students Mark Child Abuse Prevention Month

04/23/2013

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention month (April), students in Associate Professor Stacey Wyland’s Juvenile Delinquency course put together a pinwheel garden in front of Ward Hall.



New athletic field and track complex announced

04/19/2013

Keystone College has taken another step forward in its proud 145-year history by announcing the construction of a new $3.1 million synthetic all-weather field and track.



Eighth annual Forensic Science Symposium slated

04/17/2013

Keystone College will host its eighth annual Forensic Science Symposium on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:30 – 5 p.m. at the Theatre in Brooks.



Keystone to host Open House

04/16/2013

La Plume - Keystone College will host an Open House on Sat., Apr. 27 beginning at 9:30 a.m., offering prospective students the opportunity to meet with faculty members and tour the La Plume campus.



Keystone named to Princeton Review Green College list for fourth straight year

04/16/2013

For the fourth 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.



William H. Bender to provide keynote address at Commencement

04/12/2013

Commencement activities at Keystone College on Saturday, May 18 will take on an unusual twist as one of the members of the Class of 2013 will also be the keynote speaker.



Keystone to host retired National Geographic Writer Priit Vesilind

04/05/2013

The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will present “An Evening with Priit Vesilind,” a retired National Geographic writer and editor on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.



Keystone students planning Run for a Rescue

04/05/2013

Keystone College event planning students are taking the lessons they learned in the classroom and are organizing Run for a Rescue, a 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 20 at McDade Park, in Scranton. All proceeds will benefit Blue Chip Farms, an animal rescue in nearby Dallas, Pa.



Keystone to host Operation Gang Up

04/04/2013

Keystone College will host Operation Gang Up, a gang awareness training program on Tuesday, April 9 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Theatre in Brooks.



Keystone College and Lackawanna College announce new partnership

04/03/2013

Lackawanna College and Keystone College are continuing their ongoing partnership to bring expanded educational opportunities to residents of the Towanda area.



Keystone senior art students to host exhibition

03/29/2013

Twenty two graduating students from Keystone College’s four-year art programs will host a gallery exhibit featuring their work on Friday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit “Moving Forward” will consist of a dual opening taking place simultaneously at Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, and ArtWorks Gallery, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.



Keystone receives recycling bins from Alcoa

03/25/2013

Campus is a bit greener thanks to Alcoa Foundation’s national recycling bin grant program.



Health Psychology class comes to life

03/21/2013

Health Psychology students become "nutrition detectives"



Keystone Players to present Blithe Spirit

03/13/2013

Expect the unexpected when The Keystone Players present Noel Coward’s delightful and ghostly comedy, Blithe Spirit, Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m., in the newly refurbished Brooks Theatre on campus.



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

03/12/2013

For the fourth 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.



Part-Time Fall Honors Announced

03/11/2013

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



California artist Kellesimone Waits to exhibit paintings and drawings at Keystone

03/07/2013

Keystone's Linder Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by California-based artist Kellesimone Waits from March 24 through April 28.



Keystone to host acoustic rock group The Quietmen

02/27/2013

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the music of The Quietmen, an acoustic rock and Celtic band, on March 7 at 7 p.m., Theatre in Brooks.



Keystone Observatory slates spring sessions

02/27/2013

The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its spring program on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. and continue each Wednesday and Friday through May 31.



Keystone College names Dr. David Coppola as tenth president

02/25/2013

The Keystone College Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. David Coppola will become the tenth president of Keystone College, effective June 1, 2013. Dr. Coppola, who currently serves as Vice President for Strategic Planning and Administration at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., will succeed Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year.



Dating Doctor tells students: Find someone who complements you

02/15/2013

Keystone College hosted nationally recognized entertainer David Coleman, “The Dating Doctor,” for “Making Relationships Matter” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, night in the Theatre in Brooks. Coleman’s presentation mixed humor with heartfelt advice for students on how to make the most of their relationships.



Towanda Center to host FAFSA Completion Day

02/13/2013

Keystone College Towanda Center will host FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Completion Day on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Keystone Towanda Center, 602 Main St., Towanda.



New majors in geology and public health announced

02/12/2013

Keystone College continues to expand its academic offerings with the introduction of two new bachelor’s degrees in public health and geology, both starting in the fall of 2013.



Keystone College Hosts "The Dating Doctor"

02/08/2013

Keystone College will host the program, “Making Relationships Matter,” with expert David Coleman on Tuesday, February 12 from 7-9 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks. The presentation is free and open to the public.



Fall 2012 honors students announced

02/07/2013

More than 400 Keystone College students have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2012 fall semester.



Keystone to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01/10/2013

Keystone College will join a nationwide celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several community service activities on Monday, January 21. Highlighting the full-day of events is the presentation, “Voting Rights: A Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Keystone graduate Lamont Carolina at 7 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks.



KCEEI to host environmental workshops

01/08/2013

Keystone College Environmental Education Institute (KCEEI) will host a series of environmental workshops this winter and spring. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the KCEEI offices at Lackawanna Hall on campus. Each session will begin at 6 p.m. and continue to approximately 7:30 p.m.



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