Mansfield chorus wins medals at competition
MANSFIELD - Several area students were members of the Mansfield University Concert Choir that won three Gold Medals at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, from July 4 to 8. The World Choir Games is the largest international choral competition in the world.
They include Cole Black, of Montoursville, and Holden Moyer, of Williamsport.
The MU Chorus was awarded a Gold Medal in the Folklore category, placing fourth among 25 choirs and ranking just behind the top choir from Venezuela and two choirs from China, and second among 12 choirs from around the world in the Mixed Youth Choir category, just behind the champion from China. In the Musica Sacra division, the Concert Choir was among only 12 of 28 choirs competing in this category to achieve the ranking of Gold.
"The competition was particularly intense this year with the judges awarding more Bronze and Silver rankings than ever before," MU Director Peggy Dettwiler said. "In order to receive a Gold Medal in a championship round, a choir must achieve at least 80 of 100 points accumulated from seven judges on an international jury."
The Mansfieldians invited to perform at conference
MANSFIELD - The Mansfieldians, Mansfield University's select ensemble of 12 singers that specializes in vocal jazz, have been invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association 2013 National Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas, next March.
Sheryl Monkelien, director of Vocal Jazz at MU, said The Mansfieldians were selected from more than 250 ensembles that applied for a coveted performance spot at the national conference.
"We will be performing at the historic Majestic Theatre as part of 'Jazz Night,' " she said. "We are very humbled and excited to be invited to this prestigious event."
2 Autodesk certification days scheduled at college
Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, an Autodesk Authorized Training Center and Authorized Certification Center, is participating in this year's Certification Days. Two Certification Days remain: Aug. 10 and Oct. 12.
Autodesk is providing the opportunity to become Autodesk certified for $25 - two exams of your choice, associate and-or professional - a cost savings of $175.
An Authorized Certified credential signifies you have joined an elite group of experienced design professionals who know how to optimize Autodesk software. Autodesk certification is available on various Autodesk products used in the architecture, engineering and digital arts fields.
On Aug. 10 and Oct. 12, exams will be administered in the Center for Business & Workforce Development on the main campus of Penn College.
Registration is required; exams will be offered all day.
Prep courses for the Aug. 10 Certification Day will be held Aug. 7 and Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Registration is required for the prep course.
4 regional students attend honor camp
HARRISBURG - Forty-four teenagers from Pennsylvania learned about state police operations and government through the annual Commissioner's Honors Camp, held last week at the State Police Academy in Hershey.
The cadets, aged 13 to 18, were selected from among more than 1,500 boys and girls who participated in local Camp Cadet programs.
Troopers teach Honor Camp cadets about criminal investigations, police skills, use-of-force and related topics.
Among the participants were Nick Null, of Lock Haven; Alexa Withers of Hughesville; Gracie Hamilton of Ulysses; and Garret Morey of Coudersport.