Keystone in the Media

A Keystone professor and the three-pronged business


The Sunday Times
One good idea can offer the foundation of a business. Steven Howell is making a business from three unrelated ideas.

Kathleen Kane Faces News Charges


Professor Jeff Brauer is featured in this segment regarding new charges against Pennsylvania State Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Trail, Keystone boast burgeoning bands


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
Musical bands are an excellent example of how strong individual pieces can often come together and form a stronger collective, and for two local bands at Lackawanna Trail and Keystone College, some of those individual pieces are rather unconventional.


NASA: Flowing Water Found on Mars


Keystone College students and retired professor Thomas Cupillari are featured in this WNEP segment on NASA's discovery of flowing water on Mars.

Howell Design and Consulting


Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Momentum Magazine
Dr. Steven Howell knows talent when he sees it. As an associate professor of psychology at Keystone College in LaPlume, he has witnessed the school’s dedication to success and, through his firm, Howell Design and Consulting Inc., he was able to give several alumni the chance to start their careers right here in northeast Pennsylvania.

Keystone College Band Hits a High Note


Happenings Magazine
Keystone College recently added an exciting new component to the school’s already thriving small campus—The Bands at Keystone and the Keystone College Department of Instrumental Music. 

Biden visit to Pittsburgh on Labor Day to test waters for presidential run


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Keystone College Professor Jeff Brauer offers his insights regarding Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Pittsburgh and the possibility that Mr. Biden will run for President.

Keystone students get iPad and Textbooks


For the first time, students starting the fall semester at Keystone College won’t have to buy any textbooks.

"Drunken Bonding" helping Trump in the polls?


Associate Professor Steven Howell, Ph.D., was interviewed by WNEP on research he and students are conducting on personality traits and how it relates to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead in the polls. Students Jen Green, Brittney Tobin, Kelsey Edelmann and Rachel Orazzi are assisting Dr. Howell with the research.


Kathleen Kane Plans to Address Charges Wednesday


Professor Jeff Brauer was interviewed in a segment by WBRE on the arraignment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Opposites do attract when making friends


Daily Mail
It is often said that opposites attract. Now psychologists agree – but only for explaining why people become best friends. In the first academic study of its kind, Keystone College Associate Professor Steven R. Howell, Ph.D., and student researchers analyzed combinations of people who became best friends and found that their relationships thrived because of the differences in their personalities.

Professor Creates 3D Printed Volcanoes to Help Populations Prepare for Disaster

Natural disasters are inevitable in most parts of the world. Thankfully, with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are more equipped to minimize damage and avoid loss of life than ever before. Through 3D printing, Keystone College Assistant Professor Dr. Ian Saginor has made it his mission to prepare people as much as possible for that most terrifying of natural disasters: volcanoes.

College cost within reach, worth expense


The Sunday Times
The true picture concerning college affordability is much brighter than often painted. Yes, paying for a college education is not an easy task, but neither are other major investments such as purchasing a home or a car. For most of us, taking on a reasonable amount of debt to purchase a home or a vehicle is a necessary and worthwhile investment because the benefits far outweigh the expense, which can be managed over time. That is the same type of logic that needs to be applied to pursuit of higher education.

Power to Save: Fly Fishing, Stewardship and Conservation


The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute is partnering with Trout Unlimited to teach fly fishing, stewardship, and conservation. Program is supported by Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation.


College Observatory Director Retires After 50 Years


After roughly fifty years of star-gazing, the director of the Keystone College observatory is officially retiring.

Keystone College's 'Coop' announces retirement


The Scranton Times-Tribune

As a child, Thomas “Coop” Cupillari never aspired to take up astronomy, but the stars aligned when he enrolled in an elective course in graduate school that set in motion his next half-century. And now, after 50 years of showing others the stars, Mr. Cupillari, a former Keystone College professor and director of the college’s observatory that bears his name, is set to retire on Monday.

Local jobless rate up, economy creating jobs


The Scranton-Times Tribune
Keystone College Assistant Professor Dana Harris, Ph.D., was quoted in this article on Northeastern Pennsylvania's unemployment rate.

International student recognized at Keystone


Wyoming County Press Examiner
As people walk into the Hibbard Building at Keystone College, they greet senior Agrit Marishta,who’s seated at a nearby table. It seems like most of the campus knows Marishta, which is not surprising considering that he was the president of the Student Government Association, a member of the soccer team for two years, a teacher’s assistant, a residential hall adviser, and a lab instructor among many other things.

Growing up Green: Emily Rinaldi


Happenings Magazine
Before even graduating from college, 22-year-old Emily Rinaldi has a portfolio of awards and leadership positions ready to show prospective employers.  Emily, a senior at Keystone College, will graduate this May with a bachelor of science degree in  Environmental Resource Management. She recently received the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Emerging Environmental Leader Award. Her award was presented at the 24th Annual Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Awards Dinner at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre.

Nicholson Twp. author Suzanne Fisher Staples promotes literacy, reading


The Sunday Times
Keystone alumna Suzanne Fisher Staples '65 has visited many places and taken on many roles in her lifetime, and the Northeast Pennsylvania native works to bring the far corners of the world back to the region with her.

Keystone to incorporate cost of textbooks in tuition


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College students and their parents will soon have a clearer understanding at the outset of the true cost of a college education.

It's official: Philadelphia to host Democrats for 2016 national convention


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Keystone Professor Jeff Brauer is quoted in this article on Philadelphia hosing the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Valentine's Day Tablescapes


WNEP's Home and Backyard

Keystone Instructor Judy Sweeney demonstrates four creative tablescapes for Valentine's Day.

Local joblessness at seven year low


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Assistant Professor Dana Harris, Ph.D., is quoted in this article on the local unemployment rate.

Cupcakes for Cancer


Some Keystone College students hope that their community can help pick the area's best cupcakes and raise money to help fight cancer at the same time. 

Students and Political Experts Watch Inauguration


As Governor Wolf took the oath of office in Harrisburg on Tuesday, many people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania were watching the process. Professor Jeff Brauer offers his expert opinion on Governor Tom Wolf,

Keystone College Student Advances on American Idol



A Keystone College senior is one step closer to achieving her music dreams. Breana Liebowitz, who is better known as Bindi, has advanced to the Hollywood portion of the American Idol singing competition.

Keystone College helps handcraft sleeping bags for homeless


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Several experiences with the homeless population of New York City and one resonating message set Flo Wheatley on a mission 33 years ago that led her to Keystone College on Monday. In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students and community members came together to help out with My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group’s Sleeping Bag Project. 

Students Make Sleeping Bags for the Homeless


Special programs, dinners and events were held Monday all across northeastern and central Pennsylvania in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over the years, the state and federal holiday has turned into a day of service for many people. At Keystone College in LaPlume Township, that is the case.

Local events honor Martin Luther King Jr.


The Scranton Times-Tribune

A program honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement at Keystone College brought tears to Val Caple’s eyes. The co-founder of the Greater Scranton MLK Commission was one of a few dozen in the audience at Keystone College on Monday night for a multimedia presentation that covered the history and importance of the civil rights movement from slavery through the events of the 1960s.

Keystone student advances on ‘American Idol’


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Bindi Liebowitz’s national television appearance this week may only have lasted a few fleeting seconds. But it still made for the thrill of a lifetime.

Plainfield’s Bindi Liebowitz could be on American Idol

When the recent auditions for American Idol air on the Fox network at 8 p.m. Thursday one Plainfield family, college senior Bindi (Breana) Liebowitz and her mother, Ursula Liebowitz-Johnson, will be glued to the television to see if Bindi wins the right to continue competing on the show in Hollywood.

Peduto redefines post in just his 1st year as Pittsburgh's mayor


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Keystone College Professor Jeff Brauer is quoted in this article reviewing Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto's first year. 

Sen. Pat Toomey: Next Congress will end gridlock


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Professor Jeff Brauer was quoted in this article on the next Congress.

KC documentary highlights veteran options


The Wyoming County Press Examiner

Keystone College students and veterans visited Brooks Theater on Thursday night for the presentation of ‘Dog Tags to Desktops.’ The documentary focused on veterans in the community who have either completed or continued their education and highlighted services that are available to veterans.

Broad education proves invaluable


Scranton-Times Tribune
An op-ed piece on the value of a liberal arts education by Keystone College artist-in-residence Suzanne Fisher Staples.

History In The Making Up Above


Professor Tom Cupillari was featured in a segment on the recent landing of a spacecraft on a comet moving through space.

Jeffrey Brauer: Can Gov.-elect Tom Wolf succeed in Harrisburg’s political arena?


Times Leader
Column written by Professor Jeff Brauer on Governor-elect Tom Wolf's transition to the political arena.

Does It Really Work?


Keystone College School of Fine Arts students and faculty members try out the '3-Doodler, a 3-D pen.

Keystone introduces band ensembles


The Wyoming County Press Examiner

A new program has trumpeted its way onto a local college campus.Keystone’s Director of Bands, Jeffrey Tylutki, along with Keystone’s President David Coppola, brainstormed the idea of offering a well rounded college experience and to extend the Keystone family into the community by creating the band program.

Analysts: Frein arrest not expected to make a difference in governor’s race


The Times Leader
Article features expert opinion of Professor Jeff Bruaer on the arrest of accused killer Eric Frein and its impact on the governor's race

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area jobless rate drops


The Citizens Voice
Assistant Professor Dana Harris, Ph.D., is quoted regarding the local unemployment rate.

Keystone College student Emily Rinaldi receives Emerging Environmental Leader Award


The Abington Journal
It was in ninth grade as a student at Mid Valley that Emily Rinaldi, now a senior at Keystone College, realized, at the urging of her science teachers, she wanted to work in a field pertaining to environmental resources. And it was through her subsequent high school involvement in DCNR’s Community Connections to Our Watershed Program and the Lackawanna and Wyoming County Envirothon that her desire grew into a passion.

New 3-D design studio at Keystone College


An area college has been chosen to be the new regional center for excellence in 3-d design. Keystone College was awarded a grant for nearly three hundred thousand dollars from the Commonwealth.

Keystone College Presents an Empty Place At the Table


An empty place at the table  is where Donna Sink should be sitting down for dinner. Instead her life was cut short due to a domestic violence incident. Twenty-seven similar displays like that lined an office in Keystone College Monday afternoon to demonstrate the impact domestic violence can have on families.

Speaker at Keystone talks about mental health


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Tackling the topics of mental health and depression isn’t easy, but a group who visited Keystone College on Thursday knows how important it is to raise awareness.

Fall’s colors begin their show


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
A favorite fall pastime in Northeast Pennsylvania is driving around to look at the colorful change in leaves. Keystone Professor Dr. Jerry Skinner explains why leaves change colors.

Stars come out at KC observatory


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
Stargazers came out to Keystone College’s fall program at the Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory on Sept. 17.

Power to Save: ORCA Machine


Some students clear their plates at the cafeteria at Keystone College in Wyoming County, while others do not. But for those who don’t finish their lunches, the extra food no longer goes to waste since the school invested in an ORCA machine.

Keystone well represented at Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Awards and Dinner


The Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal
Keystone College will be well represented at the Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office; PPL Corporation; Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company; and Wilkes University) 24th Annual Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner on October 30. Keystone president Dr. David Coppola will be the master of ceremonies and Keystone student Emily Rinaldi will be awarded the Emerging Environmental Leader Award.

Keystone inaugurates 10th president


Wyoming County Press Examiner
In a ceremony almost fit for a king last Thursday, Keystone College inaugurated its 10th president and 19th leader of the institution begun in 1868 as Keystone Academy.

Keystone’s president focuses on growth


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
David Coppola plans growth at Keystone College- growth in its endowment, enrollment and academic programs. As the school’s 10th president began his second year on campus, the college celebrated his appointment Thursday with an inauguration ceremony.

Keystone inaugurates 10th president


The Abington Journal
David L. Coppola, Ph.D. was officially inaugurated as the 10th president and 19th leader of Keystone College on Thurs., Aug. 28 on the College Green, La Plume.

At Keystone College, 10th president's focus on growth


The Scranton Times-Tribune
David Coppola, Ph.D., plans growth at Keystone College — growth in its endowment, enrollment and academic programs.

Keystone College welcomes freshmen to campus


Over three hundred freshmen began settling in at Keystone College  Wednesday, for the start of their college careers. Move in day is exciting, but can also be scary for freshmen like Kailey Richie of Hazleton. "I was really nervous like yesterday and today and stuff but now I'm really excited to be here "

Celebrating Hall of Famer from Wyoming County


People came together in one community to honor Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, Factoryville native, and Keystone Academy alumnus Christy Mathewson.

Labor force exodus pushed joblessness down


The Citizens Voice
Assistant Professor Dana Harris, Ph.D., is quoted in this article on the local unemployment rate.

The Gathering will explore ideas’ ‘edges’


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College’s the Gathering literary symposium plans to get a bit edgy as it heads into its eighth year.

Keystone track ready for foot traffic


Wyoming County Press Examiner
After battling Mother Nature’s wrath for the past several months, the track portion of Keystone College’s new $3.1 million synthetic all weather athletic field and track has finally been completed.

Letter to the Editor: Maya Angelou fondly recalled for words, wisdom shared at Keystone College


The Times-Leader
Keystone College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D. reflects on the passing of poet, educator, and civil right leader Maya Angelou and her visit to Keystone Junior College in 1982.


The brightest in bird-brains


The Pocono Record

When my colleague, Dr. Jerry Skinner, biology professor at Keystone College, begins a question with "Would you be interested in ...?" it usually ends with something exciting. When it pertains to teaching an ornithology course during spring bird migration, it is hard to pass up.

Keystone College conducts 143rd commencement ceremonies


The Sunday Times
Keystone College celebrated its 143rd commencement during ceremonies on its La Plume Twp. campus on

Envirothon offers hand-on learning with competitive edge


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Nothing seemed remarkable about the woodpecker’s white belly until Jerry Skinner, Ph.D., held it upside down and gently blew on it.

Keystone’s track and field nearing completion


Wyoming County Press Examiner
With the spring weather feeling more like summer this week, Keystone College will begin its final stages in the completion of its new $3.1 million synthetic all-weather athletic field and track.

High School Students Compete in Envirothon


Segment on Envirothon, and educational competition that tested Lackawanna and Wyoming county students on soil, water, forestry, wildlife, and sustainable agriculture. 

Chef’s Table Restaurant prepares students for commercial kitchens


The Scranton Times-Tribune
fternoons in the kitchen of the Fireplace Lounge inside Keystone College’s Hibbard Campus Center hum with focused, purposeful energy.

Where No Dem Has Gone Before


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Hell has officially frozen over in Pennsylvania. The first political ad warmly embracing ObamaCare, by a candidate not named Obama, hit state airwaves last week. It likely will be the last pro-ObamaCare ad ever made. Allyson Schwartz boldly went where no Democrat has gone before, trying to gain ground in a primary race that is slipping swiftly from her hands.

Keystone College dedicates new turf field


The Scranton Times-Tribune
LA PLUME TWP. — Thanks to individual and business donations, financing from Keystone College and a state grant, Keystone’s soccer teams no longer have to slog through the mud every time it rains.

Laramie Project captures county


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
After six performances of ‘The Laramie Project’ across a 10-day period there was no traditional curtain call for the public to affirm its approval following Sunday’s matinee performance at the Dietrich.

Hawaiian-themed dinner in La Plume part of Make-A-Wish dream


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Even without a warm Hawaiian breeze blowing through Evans Hall at Keystone College, students and community members embraced the island spirit to support a local Make-A-Wish child.

KC lacrosse starts from scratch


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
Starting a sports program from scratch may seem like a daunting task, but if Glenn Carter has proven one thing during his 16 years of coaching experience, it’s that he’s certainly not afraid of the challenge.

Coppola speaks of legacy building


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
David Coppola has only been Keystone College President for nine months, but told a Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce audience it was never too late - or early - to think about the legacy “we are building and leave behind.”

Keystone student elected to board


Susquehanna Independent
Keystone College student Jacob Bliss was recently elected to the Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association’s Board of Directors for a two- year term.

Student art finds home in galleries


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
Four Keystone College senior art students who graduated from local high schools and are nearing the day when they will see Keystone in the rearview mirror finally got something they’ve been dreaming of Friday.

Veterans Views II


Wendy Kramer, Keystone College Coordinator of Veteran Services appears on WBRE-TV's Veterans Views to discuss the College's "Dogtags to Desktops" program.

In 'nerve-wracking' experience, Keystone art students exhibit work for first time


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Her first time showing her art publicly, Morgan Scudder stood anxiously in front of her sunset landscape paintings mounted to the wall at the AFA Gallery in Scranton during the city's First Friday event.

In 3D printing, a new design for business


The Scranton Times-Tribune
A program on additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, rapid prototyping and desktop fabrication, drew more than 150 people Friday at Keystone College's Theatre in Brooks.

Keystone senior art exhibit opens Friday at two local galleries


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Art students at Keystone College will display their labors of love during tomorrow’s First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m.

Veterans Views


Keystone's Wendy Kramer discusses the College's "Dog tags to Desktops" program.

A sweet start to spring at Keystone College Sugar Shack


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Lured by the sweet scent of fresh maple syrup, families huddled inside a cluster of small sheds on the Keystone College campus Sunday afternoon to learn how syrup is made.

New Keystone sports complex waiting for thaw


Wyoming County Press Examiner

As sports teams begin dusting off their cleats for another spring season, the wrath felt by Mother Nature in the winter months is preventing almost all outdoor teams of any opportunity to practice on their familiar confines. Included in the mix is Keystone College’s track and field teams, which are looking forward to using the new $3.1 million synthetic all-weather athletic field and track.

Culinary students target Chef’s Table


Wyoming County Press Examiner
Between the heat of the sauté grill and clang of pots and pans, the student-chefs at Keystone College seem truly professional.

Talented teachers: Keystone College art faculty exhibition to open Feb. 9


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Talent runs deep among Keystone College's fine arts faculty, who all will have the chance to showcase their recent works on campus beginning next weekend.

Stitching Together Warmth For Homeless



Stitch by stitch students worked, tediously sewing together blankets and used fabrics.  It was part of a volunteer effort on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all to help keep the homeless warm.

Power to Save: Keystone College


WNEP's popular segment, Power to Save, highlights Keystone's commitment to environmental sustainability.

Secret Santas For Seniors From Keystone College


It wasn’t the North Pole but it was secret Santa’s workshop in Wyoming County and Keystone College students were playing the role of secret Santa’s elves, wrapping gifts that will anonymously go to hundreds of senior citizens

Which Schools had the Lowest Student Debt in 2012?


Nerd Wallet Education

Keystone College is included in this list of college and universities with some of the lowest student debt.

Keystone students, inmates learn from each other


The Scranton Times-Tribune

Past the barbed wires, seven Keystone College students are accompanied by state prison guards. Down the blue and white halls with barred windows that overlook the prison yard, past the barber shop and the shoe-shine stand, the students walk to class. In a room next to the library at SCI-Waymart, they sit down in every other seat and wait for their classmates - six men who committed robbery, murder and other crimes. The men in brown jumpsuits soon enter. They are greeted with hellos and fill in the remaining seats.

For 2½ hours each week, they are not prisoners and college students. They are peers.

WNEP's Home and Backyard featuring Chef Mark Seibert


WNEP-TV Home and Backyard
Keystone Instructor Chef Mark Seibert helps WNEP's Mike Stevens prepare a Thanksgiving side dish, maple and sage roasted sweet potatoes with apples and bacon.

The Pocono fish finders


The Pocono Record
Keystone offers a number of unique special topics courses. Learn more about the interesting "Fishes of Northeast Pennsylvania" class.

Orange, blue go to greens for college


The Sunday Times
Orange and blue were the colors of the day at Glen Oak Country Club as more than 120 golfers drove for the green during the 23rd annual Keystone College Open Golf Tournament.

Keystone alumni and friends gather


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College board of trustees Chairman Tim Speicher and his wife JoAnn hosted college alumni and friends during a gathering at Rossi's Ristorante in Archbald. The group got to share the latest Keystone news while meeting new College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D., and his wife Delia as well as visit with President Emeritus Dr. Edward G. Boehm Jr., and his wife Regina.

Activist speaks at Keystone for Constitution Day


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Cleve Jones sat in his high school library in 1971 reading LIFE Magazine, faking a lung infection to get out of gym class and the locker room beatings and name-callings that came with it.

Keystone College students relax before classes begin


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College students got the chance to relax and reunite with friends Sunday evening at the annual Welcome Back Carnival.

Fans, community celebrate Christy Mathewson Days


The Scranton Times-Tribune
When actor Eddie Frierson visited
an area sports memorabilia shop about two decades ago, he asked the
clerk whether the shop had any Christy Mathewson baseball cards for

Path to creativity: Tibetan monks' focus on the present highlights theme at seventh year of The Gathering


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College's seventh annual The Gathering conference plans to teach artists, intellectuals and curious minds "the art of living in the moment

After 18 years, Boehm's last Keystone graduation is today


The Scranton Times-Tribune
When Edward G. Boehm Jr., Ed.D., arrived at Keystone Junior College 18 years ago, he found a school on the verge of collapse. With plummeting enrollment, shaky finances and campus facilities falling into disrepair, the board of trustees had a plan for shutting the school down. Dr. Boehm took a look around and started pulling weeds.

Earth-Friendly Shopping at Keystone College


Power to Save segment highlighting Keystone's third annual Green Vendor Fair.

Keystone seniors exhibit works in two galleries at First Friday art walk


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Years of studying, working late into the night in the studio and diligently crafting a portfolio to carry them to the next stage of life culminates in one final exhibition.

Unusual Art: Wilbur Myers Glass Collection


"On the Pennsylvania Road" segment featuring the Keystone College Wilbur Myers glass collection

Keystone College announces new president


The Scranton Times-Tribune
 David Coppola, Ph.D., could have been a Keystone College student. The first in his family to graduate from college, he will become Keystone's 10th president on June 1.

New Keystone president announced


Keystone College has a new president: Dr. David Coppola will be the tenth president of the school on the Lackawanna/Wyoming County line.

Keystone College Astronomers Fascinated by Meteor


With all the action in the sky Friday it has astronomers in our area talking and watching the sky closely, too.

Volunteering to Help Homeless Shelters Hit by Sandy


Many people spent their Martin Luther King Junior day doing some volunteer work that will benefit homeless shelters affected by hurricane Sandy. Students of Keystone College and people from the community came together on Martin Luther King Jr. day for one purpose.

Well versed: Keystone College instructor establishes himself as poet, receives nomination for prestigious award


The Sunday Times
Keystone College Instructor Brian Fanelli knows well the people and streets of Scranton, a city where he grew up and whose working-class side winds its way into the fabric of his poems. At 28, he already has established himself as one of Northeast Pennsylvania's most prominent writers, publishing his work in esteemed literary magazines and sharing it with the public at readings around the region.

Keystone College dedicates veterans memorial


The Scranton Times-Tribune
The path to Harris Hall from the center of Keystone College now marks the school's past and continuing commitment to veterans.

Chefs-In-Training 101


WNEP Home and Backyard segment highlighting Keystone's Visiting Chefs Series and Chef's Table Restaurant.

Food Truck Frenzy


Associate Professor Melodie Jordan was featured in this WNEP segment on food trucks.

Local woman honors former Keystone student killed in 1988 Pan Am bombing


The Scranton Times-Tribune
He was the captain of the soccer team, a member of the drama club and the Army ROTC. He was one of 259 passengers on the fateful Pan Am Flight 103, which was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, killing all those on board and 11 people on the ground. The 21-year-old had been a student at Syracuse University, after graduating from Keystone Junior College where he was involved in a range of campus activities

Breast cancer awareness march close to home for Keystone student


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Just two weeks after her last radiation treatment, Heidi Harvey of Hop Bottom went to Keystone College on Friday to see her daughter's part in the fight against breast cancer.

Women's Resource Center exhibits highlights impact of domestic violence


The Scranton Times-Tribune
One plate held a handful of luggage tags. Another held a Patsy Cline cassette tape, the next one down, a handful of cigarettes. One just had a photo of a 19-year-old woman killed by domestic violence - the smile on her face her most lasting impression. The place settings were among about two dozen arranged at a table at Keystone College for "An Empty Place at the Table," an exhibition presented by the Women's Resource Center on Tuesday.

Keystone students take in political debate


Wyoming County Press Examiner
Probably like most Americans, the students at Keystone College were divided over the outcome of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney last Wednesday night.

High enrollment forces Keystone College to consider new residence hall


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Amid their search for a new president, administrators and the board of trustees at Keystone College face another pressing issue - how to manage an increase in enrollment at a college with limited on-campus housing.

Keystone named in rankings


The Scranton Times-Tribune
For the sixth year in a row, Keystone College made the grade in national rankings.

Long-time Keystone president plans to retire


Scranton Times-Tribune
Edward G. Boehm Jr., Ed.D., who guided Keystone College from the brink of closing and put it on the path to becoming a university, said Monday he will step down as school president at the end of the current academic year.

Learning culture of Puerto Rico


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Luquillo is a great place to soak up Puerto Rico culture and speak Spanish. So that's where Keystone College students in Joyce Avila's Spanish 101/2 and Sociology of Diversity 301 and Dorothy Anthony's Public Health 301 courses went to study. In addition to their lessons, they toured two hospitals and volunteered in a senior center.

Christy Mathewson Days celebrate community, heritage, baseball


The Sunday Times
For Factoryville resident Gary Shaw, 68, Christy Mathewson represents more than baseball excellence - he is a standard that an entire community rallies behind.

Musician, Author highlight much anticipated Christy Mathewson Days Celebration


The Sunday Times
Seventeen years ago, Factoryville residents organized a one-day celebration to honor a hometown hero whose list of baseball-related accomplishments are engraved on a bronze plaque hanging in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Keystone: Teachers 'learn from experts'


The Scranton Times-Tribune
As a teacher, Christine Fuller is constantly looking for opportunities to expand her knowledge. The seventh-grade science teacher at Stroudsburg Middle School has attended several seminars and a couple of science conferences this summer. But she said her most valuable learning experience has come for a weeklong intensive program held in a small building set behind Keystone College.

Renowned musicians prepare jazz aficionados for Scranton Jazz Festival


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Over the past six years, Tanner Snyder has spent hundreds of hours practicing on his beginner's drum set in the basement of his Moscow home, slowly teaching himself the basics and developing into what he describes as a "pretty good drummer."

'Gathering' group moves to new beats


The Sunday Times
Ghana native Dr. Adwoa Badoe has rhythm in her soul and believes everyone else does too.

The Gathering's literary participants to wrestle with belief and morality


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College's The Gathering appeals to M.T. Anderson precisely because it's not the typical literary conference.

Local teachers studying science at Keystone College's Summer program


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Nine local teachers and two Keystone College students dipped glass slides into a container of water, gathering plankton caught that morning.

Title IX reaches three generations of players, coaches


The Sunday Times
Nearly 40 years ago, Gail Parry and her Miami Dade Community College teammates achieved greatness. Then, they were not allowed to pursue a dream.

Colleges push program to help graduates find jobs


The Sunday Times
Highlights programs local colleges and universities offer to help graduates find jobs.

Space enthusiasts get brief glimpse of the transit of Venus


The Scranton Times-Tribune
It was brief. It was fleeting. But for a few moments, a little black dot was visible against the orange glow of the sun. Space enthusiasts gathered at Keystone's Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory to get a glimpse of the transit of Venus.

Artists pour molten iron to celebrate area's heritage, raise funds


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Members of Keystone Iron Works participate in Arts on Fire Festival.

East Scranton shop owner is Young Entrepreneur of the Year


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone alumna Maggie Calpin '09 was honored with the U.S. Small Business Administration's Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Eastern Pennsylvania.

Keystone earns No. 1 seed for NCAA Mid-Atlantic regional


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College begins its quest to return to the NCAA Division III World Series on Wednesday in the first round of the Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Keystone College builds rain garden with state grant


The Scranton Times-Tribune
To Nora Dillon, protecting the environment doesn't need to be confined to Earth Week. That is why Ms. Dillon, assistant director of the Environmental Education Institute at Keystone College, applied for a state Department of Environmental Protection grant in 2010 to develop a rain garden at the college.

Local college baseball shines


The Scranton Times-Tribune
On Monday afternoon, the Keystone College baseball team did something that sent waves throughout NCAA Division III athletics. It lost. Oswego State pounded the Giants, 10-2. A four-run sixth inning doomed them to far and away their worst loss of the season. Their regular season ended on what most programs would consider the lowest of notes. At Keystone, though, losing is news because it is such an anomaly.


Chief Duffy graduates from college, uses knowledge on the job


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton Police Chief Dan Duffy has gotten much more than a bachelor's degree out of his time at Keystone College.

Astronomy Day at Cupillari Observatory


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Down a dirt road just off Route 107 in Fleetville, the Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory sits on a bed of green grass, its powerful telescope housed safely within a metal dome. On Saturday starting at 7 p.m., Lackawanna Astronomical Society will host an evening of free activities celebrating the fascinating hobby of observing the skies while also educating interested parties about it.

Matt Cartwright, Environmentalist Candidate, Wins Pennsylvania Primary With Help Of Oil Magnates


Huffington Post
Associate Professor Jeff Brauer is quoted.

College Students Worry About Future Jobs


WNEP-TV video
With graduation right around the corner many of the seniors at Keystone College in La Plume hope they are taking the proper steps to enter the work force, but they are still concerned it might not be enough to land a good job.

WNEP Feature on Men's Baseball Team


WNEP-TV - Watch Video
With a pitching staff among the best in all of college baseball and an offense that has found its stroke as of late, the Keystone baseball team is turning heads and people are noticing.

Young actors learn from old master


The Abington Journal
Few modern playwrights are as adept at writing comedy as Neil Simon. His classic crowd pleaser, “The Odd Couple,” which will be presented by The Keystone Players March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m. in Brooks Theatre at Keystone College, serves as a perfect training vehicle for young actors, according to Jane Honchell, Director of Theatre at Keystone.

William Tersteeg retrospective draws from 40 years of teaching at Keystone


The Scranton Times-Tribune
William Tersteeg educated aspiring artists a Keystone College for 40 years before retiring last May. And during that time, the Dalton resident and well-known ceramicist kept busy with his own work, several pieces of which will go on display this week in a retrospective exhibit at the La Plume college.

Keystone's Hardnett is a Giant in NCAA Division III basketball

The Scranton Times-Tribune
A shot by a Marywood University player hits the front of the rim and caroms to a Keystone College player. Seeing his teammate with the rebound, Kenneth Hardnett immediately begins to sprint to the other end of the court.

Spirit moves him


The Sunday Times
Former Riverside football standout now leads the nationally ranked Keystone College cheerleading squad

Photography Unchained


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College helped give Jennie Barrese the tools and inspiration she needed for a successful career in the arts. Now, she's coming back to her old stomping grounds.

Freedom writer brings message of hope to Keystone


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Manuel Scott was a high school dropout, on his way "to an early grave at a forgotten cemetery." On Thursday night, the doctoral candidate who was portrayed in the movie "Freedom Writers" brought his "message of hope" to Keystone College, challenging students to serve others and to transcend mediocrity.

Hundreds of future leaders compete


The Scranton Times-Tribune
More than 400 high school students gathered at Keystone College on Tuesday hoping to earn a spot at the Future Business Leaders of America state competition.

What's in a nom de LaPlume?


The Sunday Times
This article answers the question of where the name "La Plume" originated and also provides a history of the village.

High school program highlights environmentally sustainable communities


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College hosted students from 12 area high schools on Thursday for a daylong event illustrating their connections to the watershed

Hilton Scranton's ongoing makeover hits guest rooms in 2012


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Brenda Lidy, associate professor of hotel and restaurant management, is quoted in this article.

Keystone students pitch in to give seniors a merry Christmas


Scranton Times-Tribune
Keystone College senior Phil Lipton is the first to admit his ability to wrap presents could use a little practice.

Almost 200 students gather for Young Author's Day


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Eyes wide and feet swinging excitedly back and forth, Gavin Williams sat near the back of Evans Hall at Keystone College on Wednesday morning.

Gadhafi's death rekindles memories of Lockerbie bombing victim from Monroe County


The Scranton Times-Tribune
When Jane Honchell heard the news that Libyan terrorists had brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, all she could think of was Timothy Cardwell "dancing around in the aisles" in the soccer shorts the 21-year-old from Cresco seemed to always be wearing

Speaker urges Keystone College students to make good choices


The Scranton Times-Tribune
As a guest speaker showed a crowd of Keystone College students a photo of a car wreck that killed his best friend in 2001, Katelyn Wilson found herself in tears Tuesday.

Keystone College and American Red Cross join forces

The Scranton Times-Tribune
The American Red Cross and Keystone College are teaming up to help flood victims in the region

Galleries bring Haitian art to NEPA


Scranton Times-Tribune
Two local galleries are coming together to showcase the work of some talented artists from third world Haiti. Keystone College's Linder Gallery is presenting the exhibition "3 Pent Ayisyen (Three Haitian Painters)" in conjunction with an exhibition at Moscow Clayworks entitled "The Haitian Clayworks Project."

Area colleges receive national rankings


The Scranton Times-Tribune
U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today, give area schools another point to list in their guidebooks.

Area colleges see enrollment increase


The Scranton Times-Tribune
College is back in session - with more students living in Lackawanna County than ever before.

Academics monitored quake's signature


The Times Leader
The first local look at the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that hit Mineral, Va., wasn’t available until more than 90 minutes after it occurred, an area educator said Tuesday afternoon.

Marching, movie mark 16th annual Christy Mathewson Days


Scranton Times-Tribune
The antique pumper trucks, youth sports teams and bands marching past century-old, flag-draped Factoryville homes for Saturday's Christy Mathewson Days 16th annual parade, would all be familiar to the baseball great.

Northeast Woman: Deborah Doyle Belknap


Sunday Times
Deborah Doyle Belknap, J.D., Ph.D., started her professional career in the courtroom. From there, she ventured into the halls of academia. Now, she's back to where it all started.

Festival honoring baseball great starts Friday, brings community together


The Scranton Time-Tribune
It takes a whole community to celebrate a local man who became one of baseball's most famous players and one of the Baseball Hall of Fame's first inductees.

Jazz classes pair professionals with students


The Scranton Times-Tribune
For Jim Buckley, an opportunity to pass along his love of jazz music to promising young musicians is his way of leaving a legacy. On Wednesday, the saxophone player and music teacher, a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, stood among the 22 students enrolled in this year's Jazz Institute at Keystone College and reflected on the ways he has helped influence dozens of musicians.

Keystone's literary conference to feature former U.S. Poet


The Times-Tribune
The second straight former Poet Laureate to attend "The Gathering," following Billy Collins' appearance last year, Mr. Kooser will be the featured speaker on Saturday, July 16, and on Sunday, July 17, he'll participate in a conversation with Ms. Cooper, an English-born author living in America whose work often reflects feelings of homesickness.

First-ever ride to honor baseball great held at Keystone despite rain


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Eric Frazier checked and rechecked his bike Thursday morning as he waited for the start of a 120-mile journey that traces the path of a local baseball legend.

Keystone program gives science teachers grounding in hands-on techniques

Scranton Times-Tribune
June 22, 2011

Keystone conducts 140th Commencement


The Sunday Times
Keystone College celebrated its 140th commencement during ceremonies Saturday on at Bailey Field. Degrees were conferred upon 339 students.

Victory sends Keystone to NCAA Division III World Series


The Sunday Times
Gabe Torres' single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Roberto Santana from second base with the winning run Saturday and Keystone College rallied past Cortland State, 5-4, to win the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament at Auburn, N.Y.

Keystone Alumna named Northeast Woman


The Sunday Times
Northeast Woman: Dunmore's April Guse follows muse along related career paths

April Guse isn't afraid to try new things. The 25-year-old Dunmore resident has worn many hats in her life: actor, singer, publicist, producer and writer.

Stars align for astronomy event


Scranton Times-Tribune
On her birthday, Dorothy Gaughan of Swaresville wanted to see stars - and a few planets, too. She and her family, including her husband, Sean, and son, Conner, attended Keystone College's Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory on Saturday night for an event that celebrated national Astronomy Day.

Students compete at computer fair


The Scranton Times-Tribune
The Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit sponsored its fifth annual Regional Pennsylvania Middle School Computer Fair on Wednesday at Keystone College. Seventy-four students from 10 middle schools in the region competed.

Local gang expert teaches Keystone College students groups' characteristics


The Scranton Times-Tribune
An official from the Lackawanna County Prison visited Keystone College on Tuesday and recruited about 50 students into a gang.

Lakeland students traverse nature trail


The Scranton Times-Tribune
The suspension bridge bounced above the creek as the first-graders bounded across to the trail.

Local students' artwork blossoms at springtime First Friday shows

The Scranton Times-Tribune
Showing early promise are art students from Keystone College, who will present their collective works in an exhibit titled "Side by Side" at two downtown galleries Friday: Afa Gallery at 514 Lackawanna Ave., and across the street, - hence, the exhibit name - at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio at 503 Lackawanna Ave. The opening reception will be 6 to 9 p.m.

Fallon to play final game of college career


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Ellen Fallon can't believe how time has flown.

Region's future business leaders compete at FBLA Conference

The Scranton Times-Tribune
About 350 students from 11 area high schools converged at Keystone College on Tuesday to compete in the regional Future Business Leaders of America conference.

Lackawanna County hands out $55,000 in arts grants


The Scranton Times-Tribune
There are few things more utilitarian than a rain barrel. But transform a dull, 55-gallon barrel into a work of art, and Nikki Moser thinks there is the potential to inspire people to take a broader, more rounded view of their place in the world - and how we need to care for it.

Keystone students helping seniors by wrapping presents


The Scranton Times-Tribune
With a week's worth of exams to prepare for, Keystone College biology/chemistry major Isabel Castro has given little thought to Christmas. But on Wednesday, she found herself getting into the holiday spirit as she wrapped dozens of presents bound for senior centers and nursing homes across the region.

Keystone student raises funds for struggling animal shelter


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Bracelets that a Keystone College sophomore designed to raise money for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter have been selling quickly since word of the nonprofit shelter's financial difficulties spread last week.

High School Senior Praises Dual Enrollment Program


Rocket Courier
Letter to the Editor: As a recent graduate of Elk Lake High School, I thought it was extremely important to the current parents and students that I pass along my experience with the dual enrollment program offered.

Keystone honors donors, scholars


The Scranton Times-Tribune
Members of the Keystone College community gathered to honor the donors and recipients of 138 donor-funded 2010-2011 scholarships at a luncheon on campus.

NAC Magic at Keystone College


Campus Technology
The right combination of wireless network hardware and network access control software has freed the IT crew at this small college to focus on user demands other than access problems.