June 4, 1998 |
The head of St. Pius X is gone, lost in the vandalism that marred a weekend showcase of local bands' original music at the high school that bears his name. The destruction at the North Keim Street school was wrought sometime after 11:30 Saturday night, Mike McShane, director of institutional advancement at the school, said yesterday. Besides knocking the head from the life-size statue, the vandals ripped gutters from the building, smashed floodlights and garden benches, and scrawled obscenities on school property.
February 6, 1998 |
Graduates of community colleges in Pennsylvania never have been sure how many of their credits would be accepted at four-year schools. A program being tested this year among the 14 universities in the State System of Higher Education removes the guesswork. Called the Academic Passport, it guarantees that community college graduates will have all their credits transferred to any of the State System schools. The program, approved last month, will affect students entering the system in the fall.
August 15, 1993 |
Tanya Hofler of Glenmoore participated in this year's Penn State 4-H Ambassador Conference at the University Park Campus. Hofler, who helped organize the fifth annual conference with other junior and senior student advisers, attended workshops on interviewing skills, public speaking and marketing. Ambassadors will serve as representatives for the more than 20,000 4-H members throughout Pennsylvania. Hofler, as an ambassador, will promote the 4- H youth-development program and the land-grant university system.
July 7, 1993 |
A Delaware County woman who had sex with a student from the private school where she was a teaching assistant pleaded guilty yesterday in county court to corrupting the morals of a child. Judge Charles C. Keeler sentenced Celia Crowley, 41, of the 100 block of Fairview Road, Woodlyn, to two years of probation for having sex with the teenage boy for two years. The boy attended Woodlyn Christian School in Ridley Township, where Crowley taught at the time. Her plea was part of an arrangement worked out because the boy's family - who considered Crowley a friend - did not want her to go to jail and wanted to spare the boy from testifying, said Deputy District Attorney A. Sheldon Kovach.
June 9, 1993 |
Some black alumni of Camden County College, angry that an African American dean did not make the final list in the search for a new college president, have asked college officials to reconsider. Jacquelyn McLaughlin, dean of student affairs for 17 years and a member of the administration for 23 years, was not on a list of seven finalists released last week. Two African Americans and a female administrator from Philadelphia were on the list. Bob Barringer, interim college president and a consultant to the search committee, said the board of trustees had asked him not to consider candidates employed at the college.
August 16, 1992 |
Listen up, college freshmen. Soon you will be staring at banners festooned across your campus, bearing this message: Welcome, Class of 1996. Ignore them. There's a good chance that you, or the person sitting next to you in orientation, isn't going to make it out in four years. But that's OK. It doesn't mean you're dumb. Or lazy. You're just part of the trend. In the last decade, the number of college students who take longer than four years to graduate has risen dramatically.
September 22, 1991 |
Bill Jarrell, the newly named deputy director of communications in the U.S. Department of the Interior and a former Ridley Township resident, had a little trouble communicating to a Hollywood film crew that he was not a moving man. Dressed casually, and ready to get some extra work done over a recent weekend, Jarrell walked into his office overlooking the Washington Monument and was greeted by a woman who said, "Good, you're here. Now move these boxes. " The crew, which was filming a movie about a lawyer in Washington soon after President John F. Kennedy's death, had selected his office for a scene because of its pleasant view, and unbeknown to Jarrell had invaded his work space.
May 27, 1990 |
The Marple Newtown High School English department has dedicated a courtyard garden to the memory of Terry Fridericks and Betty Giordano. Ceremonies were held May 22. Fridericks, who died in 1987, was an English teacher and department head at the school. Giordano, who died in 1988, was the English department secretary. "They guided us on how to be teachers and caring professionals," said Debbie Bonder, a teacher in the English department. "The department was deeply saddened by their deaths and really wanted to do something to honor them.
June 25, 1986 |
It was uncommon for him to remain as long as he did, surmised Harmon Pierce, who, for seven years, has served as president of Burlington County College. On June 11, Pierce announced that he was resigning to take a position as chief executive officer of Pennsylvania State University's Hazleton campus in Luzerne County. "It is unusual for someone to stay 10 years in a presidency," said Pierce, 52. "Looking back on it, I had opportunities to make a change in the past, but this one was different.