MU to offer classes over semester break
MANSFIELD - Mansfield University will offer a special online session from Dec. 17 to Jan. 13, 2014.
The three credit hour courses being offered ranged from public speaking to psychology and from criminal justice to the Vikings, mummies and pirates.
For a full listing of classes and more information on the session, visit online.mansfield.edu and click on "Winter 2013."
Bob Jones University names local student to orchestra
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Nathan MacAvoy, of Williamsport, has been named to Bob Jones University's Chamber String Orchestra, one of two orchestras at BJU.
MacAvoy is a senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in music education.
All students at BJU may audition to participate in the CSO, which is comprised of students and staff from a variety of departments and divisions at BJU.
"It's a joy to see these young people using their talent to play an instrument to God's glory," said Dr. Yuriy Leonovich, CSO conductor. "While they come from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds, they demonstrate incredible unity both as an orchestra and as brothers and sisters in Christ."
Leonovich earned his doctorate degree in violoncello performance from Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012 and was awarded the Hope and Stanley Adelstein Prize for Excellence in Composition and Performance.
Located in Greenville, S.C., Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship and character and leadership development. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.
BJU provides more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science and business. BJU has more than 3,000 students from every state and more than 40 countries.
Bucknell to host 'Engineering Design Exposition'
LEWISBURG - Bucknell University will host the seventh annual Engineering and Science Education Exposition from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 9 in Larison Dining Hall.
Fifty teams of first-year engineering students will share inquiry-based educational devices designed and constructed to interactively teach engineering and science concepts - such as motion, force, magnetism and mechanical advantage - to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
"Our students in the engineering 100 course complete comprehensive and innovative design-build projects, displayed at the exposition, that meet specific requirements, on time and on budget, for real customers," said Jim Orbison, professor of civil and environmental engineering and course coordinator.
"The event is appropriate for teachers and volunteers looking for ideas as well as supervised children in the appropriate age range," said Margot Vigeant, associate dean of engineering.
"Bucknell education majors, led by Lori Smolleck, associate professor of education, and local scout leaders served as project customers and advisers," Orbison said. "All educational devices and supporting materials will be given away at the end of the expo to interested educators, leaders and volunteers."
Scout troops are asked to register in advance with Vigeant by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 570-577-1646.