DALLAS, Pa. - The Misericordia University Adult Admissions Office will hold an open house for adult learners who are interested in continuing their educationfrom 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in Huntzinger Room 218 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
The event is open to adults who are interested in obtaining more information about Misericordia University's undergraduate and graduate programs and to those who have general questions about entering or returning to college.
Guests can drop in at their convenience and speak with faculty and representatives from admissions and financial aid. Common topics include credit transfer, credit for life experiences, financial aid eligibility, evening and weekend class schedules at the campus in Dallas, certificate programs, online courses and the Expressway Accelerated Degree Program.
Prospective students who bring resumes will receive an instant program review. Expressway classes are offered throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including Nanticoke and Scranton, with shortened sessions to fit into a busy work and family schedule.
Master's degrees are available in education, business administration (MBA), organizational management and nursing, along with a post-professional program for practicing therapists in occupational therapy.
The university also offers certificate programs for nurse educator, geriatric care management, post-master's family nurse practitioner, post-professional pediatrics, and certificates in nuclear medicine technology and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Administration.
Misericordia University also has a bachelor's degree in applied behavioral sciences (ABS) offered through the Expressway program. ABS is an interdisciplinary social science program that provides the foundation for positions in the social services, social work or psychology oriented professions.
It also will help adult learners who wish to pursue graduate work in any of the behavioral sciences, including psychology, sociology and social work.
Misericordia's popular RN to BSN degree is now offered fully online and is designed as a part-time program in an accelerated format for currently licensed RNs to earn their bachelor's degree.
For more information on continuing education programs or to RSVP to the open house, contact the Adult Admissions Office at 674-6791 or by email at admiss firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 866-262-6363. For more information, please go online at www.misericordia.edu/adulted.
Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
South Williamsport to present Peter Pan
The South Williamsport Are High School Drama Club will present the stage play Peter Pan at 7 p.m. July 19 and 20 in the high school auditorium.
The production is a collaboration between current drama students and alumni students. The play is being directed by 2010 alum Kyle Wilson, who is a rising senior at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in directing. Seventeen current students are being mentored by 10 returning college students as they prepare for their first summer show.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the play written by J.M. Barrie. Even though Peter is now 100, he shows no signs of growing old. Proceeds benefit the South Williamsport Drama Club, as well as The Hospital for Sick Children in London. Sir James Barrie gave the copyright to The Hospital in 1929 and The Hospital has continued to benefit from this generous gift for each performance of Peter Pan ever since.
Grant-funded summer program keeps students academically engaged
Incoming Williamsport Area High School freshmen completed a career-oriented summer program at the end of June on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, about 50 new freshmen enrolled in the program explore d dynamics, were given academic support in foundational skills for reading and math and were provided with free breakfast and lunch. Students also were given one hour of recreation.
District transportation for students was provided to and from the campus.
A slate of Williamsport Area School District teachers and counselors chosen by the college worked with the students each day.
The same summer program will be available to incoming Williamsport Area Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade students from today through Aug. 1, operating at the same time and place.
The program is being funded through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.