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DALLAS: Gifted students in third through fifth grade at Wycallis Elementary School have been working on a service learning project in conjunction with the Philadelphia Zoo’s UNLESS project. The students have created a campaign encouraging others to save energy in order to save the habitats of polar bears and frogs.


People are asked to visit the Dallas website, www.dallassd.com, and take the energy survey to help the students with their project. Also available on the website are the students’ logo and PowerPoint presentations.


DALLAS: Misericordia University Office of Admissions is hosting a series of open houses for adult learners interested in the Expressway Accelerated Degree Program and for transfer students who are interested in continuing their education.


The first open house will be held from 4-7 p.m. on April 9 in Room 405, Building 4 of Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke.


The second session will be held from 4-7 p.m. on April 10 in the boardroom of Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton.


The third session will be offered from 4-6 p.m. on April 18 at the Lackawanna College-Hazleton Center, 145 East Broad St., Hazleton.


A virtual open house will be also be held via the internet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 11. Adult learners and transfer students are invited to log onto www.misericordia.edu/adulted, where they will have the opportunity to chat with a representative of the Office of Admissions.


For more information, contact the Misericordia University Office of Admissions at 674-6331 or at www.misericordia.edu/expressway.


KINGSTON: The Louis Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary will present a free lecture on brain-based learning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Upper School’s Stettler Learning Resource Center, North Sprague Avenue. The lecture is open to the public.


Dr. Kathleen Carlisle, Wyoming Seminary school psychologist, will discuss how a child’s brain changes between the ages of 8 and 18; what changes in the brain as new information is received and mastered; how the variety of subjects taught in middle and high school help brain development; and the potential impacts of technology on the collection and integration of new information. Participants are encouraged to bring their SMART technology, such as smartphones, iPads or tablets to observe how technology can be incorporated into an educational experience.


The lecture is part of a monthly series presented by the Louis Maslow STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) School at Wyoming Seminary and developed by Rachel Bartron, director of the STEM School. For more information contact Bartron at rbartron@wyomingseminary.org


KINGSTON/FORTY FORT: Wyoming Seminary Upper School in Kingston and Lower School in Forty Fort are hosting a Visitation Day on April 1.


At the Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, the day will begin at 8:15 a.m. Visiting students are invited to experience a typical day at the school by shadowing a student and joining with other students for lunch. Parent tours of school, which will include information about affordability, will be available at 8:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Reservations are requested by March 28. Call the Lower School Admission Office at 718-6610 for more information and to make reservations or register on line at www.wyomingseminary.org.


The Upper School Visitation Day program will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Stettler Learning Resources Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Students and their parents are invited to attend a welcome address and presentations on preparing for college and co-curricular opportunities at the school, followed by a tour of the campus. Prospective students will join students for lunch and a sampling of classes. Parents are also invited to attend a discussion on affordability and have lunch. Activities will end at 2:30 p.m. Admission interviews will be given upon request.


Responses are required by March 28. For more information, or to sign up for the event, call the Upper School Admission Office at 270-2160 or register on line at www.wyomingseminary.org.


WILKES-BARRE: The Jewish Community Alliance, through several interest-free, educational grants and endowments, is offering Jewish undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to help finance their education. The following criteria must be met: be of the Jewish faith; live in or have parents living in the greater Wilkes-Barre area; have a grade point average of at least 2.5; and be in financial need.


There are five available student aid funds in the fall and spring semesters: Rella Roth Loan, Betty Lieberman Sirotkin Loan, Bartikowsky Loan (graduate students only), Gelb Scholarship and the Louis Smith Scholarship (must be a Wilkes University student and a member of the JCC).


Applications are available by contacting the JCA scholarship office at 824-4646. Latest grades, a copy of the FAFSA application and college verification should be included with returned application. Deadline for the fall 2013 semester is May 31.


Upon receipt of the application, the student will be contacted for an in-person interview and any additional information needed. All information, including name of applicant, is kept confidential. Once approved, the student will be notified and a promissory note must be signed by student and co-signer/guarantor, in the presence of a JCA witness. Checks are prepared to the student/college or university in mid August for fall semester and mid December for spring semester. Repayment of loans begin six months after graduation.


WILLIAMSPORT: Pennsylvania College of Technology is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday on the main campus. Free transportation will be provided to and from the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood and the Lumley Aviation Center at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville.


Activities include information sessions on admissions, financial aid and academic programs, a session on “Choosing Your Major,” tours of the campus and meetings with faculty, school deans and students.


Visit www.pct.edu/openhouse for information, including a registration form, a campus activity guide, travel directions, a campus map and a list of lodging available in the Williamsport area.


Those who cannot attend the open house may schedule a campus tour online at the open house website or call the Admissions Office at 800-367-9222. For more info VISIT www.pct.edu or email admissions@pct.edu.


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