April 29, 2016 |
April 28, 2016 |
A professor at Penn State's Greater Allegheny Campus in McKeesport is one of six statewide honored with the university's award for excellence in teaching.
Megan L. Nagel, professor of chemistry, was named on April 22 one of the recipients of the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2016.
The award is named after Penn State’s seventh president.
Nagel says she views learning as a "two-way street."
“A classroom that allows for students’ questions, a lack of judgment, and a call to think critically contributes to an environment that’s ripe for learning,” she says.
April 28, 2016 |
Diwas Timsina has come a long way. Now studying information sciences and technology at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, he is originally from Bhutan, and was raised for 14 years in Jhapa, Nepal, in a refugee camp. His family and 70,000 other Bhutanese were forced to leave the country due to the interethnic conflict that occurred in the 1990’s.
“We faced so many struggles and challenges like discrimination, crowdedness, floods, fire, hurricane and diseases. The list goes on and on,” Diwas says. In 2008, the Timsinas first arrived in the United States, settling in Atlanta, Georgia, where they stayed for three years before moving to Pittsburgh. Timsina has since founded a nonprofit organization, Children of Shangri-Lost.
On May 22, Timsina will be a featured speaker at TEDx Pittsburgh. He is going to share the story of his journey from Bhutan to the refugee camps in Nepal and to the United States.
April 18, 2016 |
Christy Park United Methodist Church will sell homemade soup and baked goods on Election Day (April 26), a spokesperson said.
The sale will run all day while the polls are open and will include multiple different kinds of soup at $3 per bowl or $6 per quart. Baked goods also will be sold.
Items may be eaten at the church or taken "to go." The church is at 436 29th St. in Christy Park.
April 14, 2016 |
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- All people arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.