September 16, 2009 |
Kendall Anderson got the message yesterday when he and more than 200 other boys heard from a panel of sports stars and other leaders in business and entertainment who were imploring the kids to stay in school and out of trouble. "It's encouraging," said the Bodine High School sophomore after the town-hall-style meeting at school-district headquarters. "I haven't been doing well in school, it'll make me challenge myself to do better. " The students from the city's public and charter schools were there for the forum "What It Takes," organized by a local science-based program and aimed at minority high-school boys.
July 13, 1995 |
The fifth annual symposium on parish life will be held July 27, 28 and 29 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood. Speakers will be Zoila Diaz, director of the Office of Lay Ministry for the Archdiocese of Miami; Leif Kehrwald, family life director of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore.; and Therese Wilson Favors, director of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The symposium is for all those involved in pastoral ministry within the parish setting, including priests, deacons, other members of the religious community and lay persons.
April 5, 1992 |
Sherrill Ritenmeyer of Doylestown, a high school English teacher for 25 years, wanted to pick up some acting tips. "I'm trying to get into commercials," she said. Liza Mousios, a jazz pianist and composer from Frenchtown, N.J., was seeking a basic understanding of film scoring. Pamela Parisi, a Furlong resident and an acting student, just wanted to expand her knowledge of the performing arts. All came to the library of the Aldie Mansion in Doylestown on March 28 for a performing-arts symposium held to raise funds for the Bucks County Conservancy.
May 8, 2000 |
A successful telecommuting program can boost productivity while trimming real estate costs and traffic congestion. But how does a business, its culture anchored in the daily ritual of "going to the office," make the transition? Executives and administrators can learn ideas Friday at a daylong symposium at Delaware County Community College, sponsored by the college and the Transportation Management Associations of Chester and Delaware Counties. Speakers will share case histories of businesses that have embraced telecommuting, comparing costs, and looking at the communications infrastructure required to make telecommuting work, said Mike Herron, executive director of the Chester County association.
April 5, 1987 |
What some might have thought would be just another stuffy university symposium is turning out to be the hottest show in town. Its cast of four, which includes one of the most high-profile men in the Philadelphia area, seems to be one reason. Another reason seems to be the show's plot - developer sees suburbia, developer buys farmland in suburbia, suburbia deals with growth. The symposium, titled "The Effects of Corporate Growth on Suburbia," is sponsored by West Chester University and will include comments from developer Willard G. Rouse 3d of Rouse & Associates about the economic impact of rapid growth in the suburbs.
December 24, 1987 |
Representatives of business, education and government recently met at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce in Media to plan a countywide symposium to discuss the county's job market and the need for job training in areas with a large demand for workers. The symposium was tentatively set for April 30. Among those attending the planning meeting were representatives of U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R., Pa.); the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and Vocational Education Department; Delaware County Community College; the Delaware County Chapter of the AFL-CIO; Delaware County Council; the Delaware County Partnership for Economic Development; the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and a number of private-sector business people.
January 22, 1997 |
"Israel/Diaspora Relations: Emerging Issues for American Jewry" is the title of a symposium to be held from 5:45 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El at Lancaster Avenue and Remington Road in Wynnewood. Rabbi David Hartman, of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and professor of Jewish thought at Hebrew University, will be the guest speaker. Small group discussions and a question-and-answer session will follow the talk. Tickets cost $15, which includes a light supper and resource materials.
May 29, 1995 |
Arthur Shostak, a Drexel University professor and author, likes to talk about the future. On Thursday, he will discuss the job market in 2010 at the Center for Arts and Technology, 1580 Charlestown Rd., Phoenixville. Shostak's topics will include evolving relations between humans and machines, telepower, smart energy innovation and the dangers of job wars, mind wars and class wars. Shostak's credentials as a futurist include membership in the World Future Society and futurist consultant for several Fortune 500 corporations.
March 2, 1989 |
On May 28, 1946, 30 Chester mothers decided to strike out at the Chester school board and demand a better education for their children. Carrying signs and singing spirituals, they took to the streets, picketing the homes of Chester City officials and demanding the end to segregation. On Tuesday, more than 40 years later, Frinjela Watson, leader of the march, and six of the original marchers came together to remember their past. "Black women were part of the civil rights movement 43 years ago, when, as mothers of Watts School children, we stood together for our children's right to an education in a decent building," said Watson.
May 18, 1998 |
Hofstra University, better known for academic summits on U.S. presidents than for pop-culture confabs, will move ahead with plans for a major fall symposium on Frank Sinatra, an icon whose vast sphere of influence merits serious scholarly attention, university officials said. The Sinatra family has been cooperating with planning the conference, which has been in the works for two years. Scheduled for Nov. 12 to 14, it will take a clear-eyed - that is, critical - look at Sinatra's impact on society, said Natalie Datlof, conference coordinator at the Hempstead, N.Y., school.