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Chris Palau's first semester at Keystone College has been rewarding in more ways than one.
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 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.
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.
A group of Keystone students are giving back to those less fortunate this holiday season.
The youngest members of the Keystone College community are learning the importance of giving.
Keystone College has been recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for its food donation and waste diversion efforts.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 students recently collected much-needed supplies and over $400 in cash for soldiers overseas through “Operation Defend Our Freedom!"
Keystone College will join with the American Cancer Society in hosting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
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 College has been awarded grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for two of its most popular programs.
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.
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.
Keystone College honored three of its most distinguished alumni during Homecoming Weekend festivities on Saturday, Oct. 19.
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.
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.
Keystone College celebrated its annual Homecoming Oct. 19 on campus. The college’s Homecoming Court was announced during festivities
Keystone College has attained additional rankings in another national magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oppenheim Family Children’s Center at Keystone College is currently accepting new enrollees.
Keystone College recently hosted the seventh annual Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards Program in the Theatre in Brooks.
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 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.
Mikal E. Belicove, Letha Wells Reinheimer, and Stacey Wyland have been elected as the newest members of the Keystone College Board of Trustees.
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.
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 A. Schield was recently named Annual Fund Director at Keystone College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Keystone College has officially been enrolled as a member of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program.
Political Science Professor meets President Barack Obama
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 College was well represented at the recent International Association for Identification Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
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.
Dr. Steve R. Howell, assistant professor of psychology at Keystone College, recently presented at two international conferences in Berlin, Germany.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the committee planning the seventh annual Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards Program met recently at Keystone College.
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.
For the seventh consecutive year, Keystone College will host “The Gathering” from July 18-21 on campus.
The sixth annual Jazz Institute at Keystone College will welcome a wide variety of jazz lovers from July 29-August 2 on campus.
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.
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.
A cast iron sculpture by internationally recognized artist Coral Lambert is currently being displayed on the Keystone College campus.
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 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.
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.
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 celebrated its 142nd commencement during ceremonies on the college’s campus in La Plume on Saturday, May 18. Degrees were conferred upon 315 students.
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.
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.
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.
The Keystone College Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon recently inducted seven students into the honor society.
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 College will celebrate the academic achievements of students at All-College Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 25.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Lackawanna College and Keystone College are continuing their ongoing partnership to bring expanded educational opportunities to residents of the Towanda area.
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.
Campus is a bit greener thanks to Alcoa Foundation’s national recycling bin grant program.
Health Psychology students become "nutrition detectives"
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.
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.
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.
Keystone's Linder Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by California-based artist Kellesimone Waits from March 24 through April 28.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
More than 400 Keystone College students have been named to the president’s, dean’s, and honors list for the 2012 fall semester.
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.
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.